LAIKA's Kubo And The Two Strings Trailer Released

Kubo and the Two Strings
(Photo: LAIKA, Focus Features)

Focus Features has released a new trailer for Kubo and the Two String, the new stop-motion animated feature from LAIKA, the animation studio behind Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls.

In Kubo and the Two Strings, 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), Hashi (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) and Kamekichi (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 is directed by Travis Knight, from a script written by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler.


Kubo and the Two Strings opens in theaters on Aug, 19, 2016.