Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Watch: A Mesmerizing Trailer for 'Kubo and the Two Strings'

"If you must blink, do it now" says the latest trailer for LAIKA's Kubo and the Two Strings. We believe that's a good advice, as this new promotional video looks so beautiful it would be a shame to miss one frame of it. Watch it below.

Well, this looks - and sounds - absolutely stellar. It seems like LAIKA is breaking new grounds in stop motion with each film they create, and we can't wait to experience Kubo and the Two Strings when it comes out later this year (19th August in the US; 9th September in the UK).

The film is LAIKA's President and CEO Travis Knight's feature debut; it was written by Marc Haimes, Shannon Tindler and Chris Butler.
Here is the synopsis:
Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic action-adventure from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of Game of Thrones) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei), Akihiro (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) and Kameyo (Academy Award nominee Brenda Vaccaro). 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 (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey), 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 (Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes) and the evil twin Sisters (Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara) to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family and fulfill his heroic destiny.

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