Oscar Count Down Day 22: The Boxtrolls

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Every day as we count down to the 87th Academy Awards I will take a look at one of the films that has been nominated. 22 days remain until the Oscars air on ABC50 so today I watched The Boxtrolls.

The Boxtrolls has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Picture. It is a British stop motion animated children’s film. 

The movie has a unique and enjoyable stylized look. There are small jokes mixed in throughout the entire film but is gets little too gross in some parts for my taste. The movie takes place in a small British town where a young orphaned boy who has been raised by little trash collecting trolls has to save his family of monsters from an evil exterminator. Based on a children’s novel “Here Be Monsters” by Alan Snow, this animated action adventure comedy is a treat for parents and children of all ages.

As always, don’t forget to tune in on Sunday, February 22nd at 7pm to ABC50 and watch Neil Patrick Harris host the 87th Academy Awards.

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