The 2014 Laika Studios stop-motion animated film “The Boxtrolls” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray in standard and 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook limited edition forms on February 28th via Shout! Factory. The film, co-directed by Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi, featured the voice talents of Isaac Hempstead Wright, Ben Kingsley, Richard Ayoade, Nick Frost, Tracy Morgan, Jared Harris, and Toni Collette.
The movie has received a new 4K restoration. Tech specs will include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and a new Dolby Atmos sound mix. The 4K releases of the film in standard and SteelBook form will both come as a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc counterpart included. The bonus materials set to be included with the releases are listed below.
- “Inside LAIKA” – Discovering The Characters Of The Boxtrolls Featuring Rare Test Footage
- “Inside LAIKA” – Revisiting The Puppets With LAIKA’s Animation Team
- Feature-Length Storyboards
- Character Art and Concept Art Photo Gallery
- Foreword By Ramin Zahed, The Editor In Chief Of Animation Magazine
- Audio Commentary With Directors Graham Annable And Anthony Stacchi
- “Dare To Be Square” – The Making Of The Boxtrolls
- Original Featurettes
- Art & Essay Mini-Book
UPDATE: You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook both available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy. The limited edition 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook is available for preorder over at retailer Walmart as well as directly via Shout! Factory’s online store. Stay tuned for a preorder for the standard 4K release at respectable retailers soon.