"We're not in any way trying to be activists. We're just trying to be who we are. All art and all artists have a point of view, a way of looking at the world. We want to make films that are bold and distinctive and enduring and actually have something meaningful to say."
—Laika Studios CEO Travis Knight, talking with The Hollywood Reporter about the new film The Boxtrolls, a trailer for which featured same-sex parents. While the film doesn't feature those same parents, Knight said of its focus on trolls no longer being treated as monsters, "The Boxtrolls are a very loving community that have been marginalized by the lies and distortions of others. It doesn't take someone who's got a Ph.D. to recognize that of course there are metaphoric elements to the message in our movie."