Kids' Commute - Oscars Week: "Cheesy" boxtrolls

Feb 17, 2015

Oscars Week on the Kids' Commute! Today: "The Boxtrolls".

This week on Kids' Commute, we are celebrating the upcoming Oscars! 

The Oscars are awards given to the past year’s best movies. The winners are revealed in an award ceremony called, The Academy Awards. 

So, we’re going to have a listen to the music for the five movies nominated for the Animated Feature Film Award. Today: The Boxtrolls!


The Boxtrolls is a film based off of Alan Snow’s book, Here Be Monsters. It tells the story of Eggs, a boy who is raised by a community of quirky, mischievous little scavenger creatures who live underneath a make belief English town called Cheesebridge. When an evil villain named Archibald Snatcher, tries to get rid of the boxtrolls, Eggs is forced to venture above ground to try and save his friends. 

Dario Marianelli composed the music for The Boxtrolls. It’s the first time he’s composed music for a feature animated film. Normally, he composes music for much more serious films. His charming score features a number of fine individual parts to it, but perhaps none as fun as the song, Quattro Sabatino. The words of this song are made up entirely of different types of Italian cheeses! 

Listen and see if you can recognize any of the cheese names!

Songs for today:
1. The Scavengers
2. Quattro Sabatino

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Here’s a clip from The Boxtrolls