“Claim your birthright Kubo, give this story a happy ending…”
On August, 16, 2016, Focus Features will release “Kubo And The Two Strings” from world renowned animation studio, LAIKA. Directed by Travis Knight and written by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler, of “Paranorman” fame, “Kubo And The Two Strings” is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan. After seeing the final trailer, we have a strong
Clever, kindhearted Kubo ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato, Akihiro, and Kameyo. But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta.
Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey and Beetle, and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. With the help of his shamisen – a magical musical instrument – Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King and the evil twin Sisters, to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family, and fulfill his heroic destiny.
“Kubo And The Two Strings” touts an impressive voice cast that includes: Art Parkinson (Kubo), Charlize Theron (Monkey), Ralph Fiennes (The Moon King), Rooney Mara (The Twin Sisters), George Takei (Hosato), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Akihiro), Brenda Vaccaro (Kameyo), and Matthew McConaughey (Beetle).
Watch the new trailer for “Kubo And The Two Strings” and we dare you not to fall in love with this one. (In fact, we double monkey dare you.)
We have a strong feeling that this stop motion adventure will be on the top of everyone’s lists during awards season. Laika’s “Kubo And The Two Strings” opens in theaters August 19, 2016. To stay up to date on news about the film, follow the links below: