On behalf of Allied Faith + Family, I would like to share information on the release of THE BOXTROLLS on Blu-ray/DVD. This comes out in stores today, January 20, 2015. Did you see it in theaters? We have not seen it yet, but I will, and will be sharing my review with you!
THE BOXTROLLS is a 2014 animated fantasy-comedy film based on the novel “Here Be Monsters!” by Alan Snow. The movie follows the adventures of Eggs, a human boy raised by trash-collecting trolls, as he attempts to save them from Archibald Snatcher, a pest exterminator. Released last month to generally positive reviews, THE BOXTROLLS has generated over $46M thus far at the U.S. Box Office. We will position the home entertainment release as an entertaining, energetic, Dove-approved family film with a strong moral worldview that teaches positive lessons about doing the right thing and judging people by their “gentle and quiet spirit” as opposed to their outer appearance. While the dialogue includes valuable discussion of “good versus evil,” the film does contain some edgy content that makes it problematic for viewers under 10-12. It is, however, funny, clever, exciting, and sometimes even profound, and we can recommend it to families across the denominational spectrum.
The film deals with the following themes that the faith audience can identify with:
•Don’t judge a Box by its cover: What Box do people put you in & which box do you put them in?
•Good vs. Evil
•A Classic Hero’s Journey tale
•The Problem of Bullying
•The Meaning of True Friendship
• Extend Kindness to strangers and those different than you
• Pursue the things of God, not of the world (earthly status, etc.)
•Love yourself for who you are; don’t try to be something you are not
•Taking care of orphans
• Importance of Recycling
It also has been given the Dove seal of approval for middle school and above.
Who is excited? We are so excited that we are giving away TWO copies of THE BOXTROLLS on Blu-ray/DVD! Enter the giveaway below! The winner will be notified via email. Giveaway ends January 31,2015. Good luck!
In the meantime check out the trailer and build your own BOXTROLLS today.