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You know the girls and I are animated movie junkies! Any family film that inspires and entertains us will be worth the trip to the theater and the purchase of the DVD later on. Not to mention possible toys that can keep their imagination going with their new friends! So, yes, in June, I am already looking forward to the new film, THE BOXTROLLS, coming out September 26, 2014!

The Boxtrolls #TheBoxtrolls

After watching the trailer, below, my girls gave me 5 reasons why they can not wait to see THE BOXTROLLS! Check out these very rational statements below:

1. Katie, 7, wants to see the boy, named Eggs, play with THE BOXTROLLS

2, Sarah, 5, wants to see it because she wants to see THE BOXTROLL get electrocuted on the big screen.

3. Megan, 4, wants to see the movie because she wants to see what THE BOXTROLL does with the plunger.

4. Megan, 4, wants to see it because it looks like it would be really, really funny!

5. Sarah, 5, wants to see it because it looks like a good movie about friends saving friends.

Now see the trailer that has them now asking when we can go to the theater to see it (9/26/14 in case you missed it!)

THE BOXTROLLS is a Family Event movie from the creators of Coraline and Paranorman that introduces movie audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls – a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain comes up with a plot to get rid of The Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with the fabulously feisty Winnifred. Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family. 

Just from the trailer I can tell that I will like this movie. It seems to have a good emphasis on the importance of depending on each other, a lesson on accepting everyone as is and friendship. All things I want my girls to have driven home. In addition, there is the message of ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ and a slight hint at the idea that you can not change the heart of a person, even if you remove their box.

I am really looking forward to this one! Show the trailer to your kids and then come back and tell me why they want to see it too!