The Boxtrolls Digital Release Date in December, Blu-ray and DVD in January 2015

Universal Studios Home Entertainment is delivering studio Laika’s The Boxtrolls via Digital HD on December 23, just in time for the Christmas holiday break. The Boxtrolls Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD release date is a few weeks later in the new year on January 20, 2015.

The stop-motion animated movie about strange yet good-hearted creatures that secretly raised a human boy beneath his own world has earned over $103 million at the worldwide box office. It is rated “fresh” at Rotten Tomatoes  with an aggregated critical review score of 74 percent.

Universal is releasing two separate Blu-ray versions of The Boxtrolls; one with the film on Blu-ray 3D and the other without. Both Blu-ray combo packs will additionally include the film on DVD and Digital HD, and offer the feature presentation in 1.78:1 1080p video and 5.1  DTS-HD Master Audio.

The following The Boxtrolls bonus features are exclusive to the Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray combo packs:

  • Preliminary Animatic Sequences
    • Play with Commentary by Directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable
    • Baby In The Trash
    • Eggs In The Underworld
    • Man On A Horse
    • Trubshaw’s Inventorium
    • Cheese Shop
    • Tea And Cheese

The remaining bonus features will also appear on the standalone DVD release:

  • Dare to be Square: Behind the Scenes
    • Voicing the Boxtrolls – The tremendously talented cast members of The Boxtrolls discuss what it’s like to voice an animated puppet, what each actor brought to his/her role, whether their personalities were similar to their characters, and more.
    • Inside the Box – The directors, producers, and creative supervisor of character fabrication Georgina Hayns share the challenges of crafting characters who are inside a box.
    • The Big Cheese: Allergy Snatcher – The directors and producers are joined by Brian McLean, director of Rapid Prototyping, to discuss how the animation studio LAIKA creates the faces for their puppets. The big story here – literally! – is how Snatcher’s face changes shape due to his cheese allergy.
    • Deconstructing the Dance – Discover how LAIKA combined traditional stop-motion animation with visual effects in order to create the beautiful ballroom dance sequence – and how costume designer Deborah Cook met the challenge of creating costumes that could flow during a dance scene.
    • Think Big: The Mecha Drill – Standing 5 feet tall and weighing over 75 pounds, the Mecha-Drill is the largest stop motion puppet/prop ever created by LAIKA. Follow its creation from design to completion.
  • Featurettes
    • The Nature of Creation
    • Trolls Right Off the Tongue
    • Allergic to Ease
    • Let’s Dance
    • On the Shoulders of Giants
  • Feature Commentary with Directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable

Pre-order The Boxtrolls on Digital, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray or DVD for a discounted price at

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