The Boxtrolls is the latest animation from LAIKA studios, whom you’ll know from the eerie coupling of Coraline and Paranorman. Centering itself on the town of Cheesebridge the titular trolls are rubbish gathering, underground dwelling creatures who have raised an orphan boy named Egg as one of their own. The film is based on ‘Here Be Monsters’ by Alan Snow and is released on the 12th of September.

We reviewed the film from Venice and were thoroughly impressed with what we saw. The voice cast is nicely eclectic with Sir Ben Kingsley and Elle Fanning leading us through the trials and tribulations of the odd subterranean creatures and Egg on the run from the wonderfully (though somewhat destiny-fulfilling) named Archibald Snatcher.

We talk to Mr. Snatcher himself, SirBenK below, and over the week we’ll have interviews with Elle Fanning, Isaac Hempstead Wright and writer/directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi.