THE BOXTROLLS CARDBOARD CHALLENGE - Recycled Materials and Imagination

Tuesday, September 2, 2014



I think they should have an adults box craft category too!

The fantastical, lovable Boxtrolls creatures from this fall’s family event movie The Boxtrolls are thinking outside their box(es) – for the Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge Contest - September 2nd thru 29th, 2014 in partnership with the Imagination Foundation.

 The Global Cardboard Challenge Just Build It! 

This fall, kids all over the world are being invited to build something amazing out of cardboard, recycled materials and imagination. 

The Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge is for children creating and building crafts inspired by the new movie The Boxtrolls and using cardboard boxes as the main resource – just like the Boxtrolls themselves do in their amazing world. 

All eligible entries received by the Contest end date (September 29th) will be judged based on ingenuity, resourcefulness, and creativity.

Participants across the country will win “What’s in the Box?”- themed packages at hosted events. A list of cities, dates and times for the hosted events in the Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge will soon be listed www.Facebook.com/TheBoxtrolls.

Social Media: Participants sharing their creations via Twitter or Instagram by tagging them with the hashtag #TheBoxtrollsCC are eligible to enter for the Grand Prize:
Prizes : (1) Grand Prize winner will be picked on September 29th and receive an “Imagination Box” for creative play, including an Apple iMac, an iPad Air, Microsoft Office, The Print Shop and Kid Pix softwares, a $500 DiscoveryStore.com gift card, and a $1000 Michaels Arts & Crafts gift card.

Inspired by the documentary short film Caine’s Arcade, the Imagination Foundation’s Global Cardboard Challenge is a worldwide celebration of children’s creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it.

FOR TRI-STATE AREA PARTICIPATION:

WHAT: A special event where families and kids are invited to come build a unique, innovative cardboard creation for a chance to win awesome prizes, meet The Boxtrolls and more!
 *This event is free and open to the public.

WHEN: Sunday, September 21st 12:00pm-3pm

WHERE: Franklin Mills Grand Court - 1455 Franklin Mills Cir, Philadelphia, PA 19154

DETAILS: In a partnership with The Imagination Foundation (imagination.is), families and kids are invited to use their imagination and innovation to build a unique cardboard creation. All who participate will be eligible to win a $750 gift card, and all who share their creation via Twitter or Instagram with #TheBoxtrollsCC are entered to win an ‘Imagination Box’ Prize Pack, valued at over $3500!

Hosted by More FM, the event will feature a meet-and-greet with characters from THE BOXTROLLS, face painting, a photo booth experience and a chance to win Boxtrolls-themed prizes from More FM!

Complete Contest rules, including submissions instructions can be found at the Contest’s website.

To become a sponsor of the Global Cardboard Challenge, please visit www.imagination.is/get_involved. 

Synopsis:Being released nationwide by Focus Features on Friday, September 26th, The Boxtrolls  is the all-new family event movie from LAIKA, the creators of Coraline and ParaNorman, that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised a human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright of Game of Thrones) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie (Elle Fanning of Maleficent). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family. Based upon the book Here Be Monsters, by Alan Snow, The Boxtrolls is directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable and is MPAA-rated PG.


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Will there ever be a cap on movie prices?

Will we one day pay $20 a pop?

Why don't we pay on a scale?

A crap movie like everything Adam Sandler has ever done should cost about $4.50.
Big action movies like"Lord of the Rings", "Iron Man," "Transformers" are worth $10.
Woody Allen movie or something like "Silver Linings Playbook" $6-$7.
A chick flick or light comedy $5.75 and most Indie Films $5.25.

You could even do it by seasons - all summer block busters from May to August - $10
Sept - November 15th $3.50 - $4
Back to $10 for Thanksgiving and Christmas etc...

Or you can do it by A Actors ($9 - $10), B Actors ($6 - $7) TV actors on the big screen ($3.50 - $4)

Surely I'm not the first person to realize this makes sense. Has it been voted on in the Motion Picture Industry and then vetoed? If so, why?

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