Today, the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences has nominated The Boxtrolls for best animated feature film of the year, produced by LAIKA, a Portland based motion picture production company.
“One word – HONORED! We are honored and humbled to accept this nomination in recognition of our amazingly talented cast and crew – the artists, actors, craftspeople, and freaks who brought The Boxtrolls to life. We are eternally grateful to them and to our fearless leaders, producers Travis Knight and David Bleiman Ichioka, for making it all possible. Thank you so much, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, for including us in this great list of nominees! We would be thrilled to sit in the dark and clap for any one of them.” Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable, directors of The Boxtrolls.
“What an odd andlovely way to greet the day. I’m overjoyed that the Academy has honored us with this nomination. Cobbled together over well-nigh a decade,The Boxtrolls was a labor of unwaveringlove crafted one frame at a timeby a superb community of actors, artists, mad geniuses, steely-eyed pragmatists, and starry-eyed dreamers. I’m so pleased with the recognition of their artistry. It shows that original stories are valued, along with the weird people who make them.” Travis Knight, producer of The Boxtrolls.