From LAIKA, the studio behind the hit films Coraline and ParaNorman, comes The Boxtrolls, a marvel of stop-motion animation and creative storytelling, loosely based on the beloved children's book, Here Be Monsters. This comedic fable takes place in a cheese-obsessed Victorian-era town where Boxtrolls - lovable, cavern-dwelling oddballs - are misunderstood and face extermination. The Art of The Boxtrolls features the amazingly detailed artwork that went into this film's creation, including character sketches, puppets, textiles, set dressing and 3-D printed facial models, alongside the story of the film's development.
Philip Brotherton is the art director at LAIKA Entertainment. LAIKA is an animation studio that produces features and shorts from scratch. Their latest feature, the Oscar(R) and BAFTA-nominated film ParaNorman, released in 2012. Their first stop-motion movie, Coraline, was released to critical acclaim in 2009. The short Moongirl (2005) was their first all-CG-animated film. LAIKA is a community of artists and technicians who create original animated content. They handcraft and transform everyday materials into living creatures infused with dimension and soul.