Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Animated Film – Trailer 3

The third trailer for Kubo and the Two Strings has been released online. The film is produced by acclaimed animation studio Laika and features a star studded voice cast with names like Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Rooney Mara and many more. The film is set in ancient Japan and follows the story of Kubo, who equipped with his magical shamisen instrument, sets out on a quest to save his family from a nefarious spirit he accidentally summoned.

Laika has been consistently delivering really good animated films over the past years with the most notable being last year’s The Boxtrolls. The stop motion animation is surreal, colourful and has that exotic look to it. The studio is well known not only to create beautiful animations, but also handling mature themes and well written storylines in their films. Kubo seems no exception to it.

Watch the trailer below:

Video Courtesy : Focus Features via YouTube

Kubo and the Two Strings is directed by Travis Knight and also features the voice talents of Art Parkinson (Rickon Stark in Game of Thrones), George Takei, Ralph Fiennes, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa , and Brenda Vaccaro. 

The film opens on August 19, 2016.

Read the official synopsis below:

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.

Kubo and the Two Strings Poster

Kenneth Sequeira

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