Thanks for sharing your review, nosferatu. Glad to hear that you enjoyed it! This is one film I've been anticipating all year. I will admit, I do like the dark monster themes in Coraline
especially struck a chord with me, so I'm not sure if The Boxrolls
will connect on that particular level.
That said, I adore the stories and visuals that the LAIKA studio puts out. Nothing looks quite like it. They really push the boundaries of the stop motion animation technology, while still keeping a foot firmly planted in the old traditions. I've recently been reading the book The Art and Making of ParaNorman
and it's clear that LAIKA has a love for their craft. Time consuming, attention to detail, with lots of heart.