Australian Council on Children and the Media

The Boxtrolls

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What’s it about?

Eggs is a boy who lives underground with a group of Boxtrolls. Boxtrolls are good trolls who are collect trash for fun, but the people who live in the town think that the Boxtrolls are evil. One day when the local exterminator promises to destroy all the Boxtrolls, Eggs must go above ground to try and save them.

While above ground, Eggs meets a girl named Winnie and together they must try to stop the evil exterminators, save the Boxtrolls and convince the town that the trolls are actually good.

What to look out for

There are some scenes which might be scary for younger kids such as:

  • The exterminator builds a large robot that tries to destroy the town and kill Eggs
  • The exterminators look scary and chase after the Boxtrolls with bats
  • The exterminator tries to kidnap Eggs when he is a baby

Moral of the Story

The messages of the story are to be yourself and not to be afraid to stand up for yourself.

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