Today’s Oscar nominee announcements included several movies that began their lives as books, comics or fairy tales. In fact, in the animated features category EVERY nominee started out that way.
St. Louis Public Library is giving away a copy of the Oscar-nominate movie, The Boxtrolls, on Blu-ray! The movie is based on the chapter book Here Be Monsters written and illustrated by Alan Snow. For your chance to win a copy of the movie call Central Children’s Library at 314-539-0380 – the first caller wins!
From the creators of Coraline and ParaNorman comes a magical family adventure about heroes in all shapes and sizes: The Boxtrolls. Quirky, mischievous and good-hearted, these box-wearing creatures have lovingly raised a human boy named “Eggs” (voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright) in a charming cavern below the bustling streets of Cheesebridge. But when evil Archibald Snatcher (voiced by Ben Kingsley) decides to capture the lovable misfits, it’s up to Eggs and his feisty young friend Winnie (voiced by Elle Fanning) to save the Boxtrolls.
If you’d like to see other fabulous book to movie adaptations, visit Central Children’s Library on Wednesday afternoons in January at 4pm. We will be screening The Tale of Despereaux on the 22nd and kid-created 90-second Newbery shorts on the 29th.