Laika’s latest film looks to be pretty cool! Looking forward to it!
Synopsis:Â Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA.
Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of Game of Thrones) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to theÂ people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei), Hashi (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) and Kamekichi (AcademyÂ Award nominee Brenda Vaccaro). But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spiritÂ from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forcesÂ with Monkey (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey),Â and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warriorÂ the world has ever known. With the help of his shamisen – a magical musical instrument – Kubo must battle gods andÂ monsters, including the vengeful Moon King (Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes) and the evil twin SistersÂ (Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara) to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family and fulfill his heroicÂ destiny.
Director: Travis Knight
Writers: Marc Haimes and Chris Butler (â€œParaNormanâ€)
Voice Cast: Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Ralph Fiennes, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brenda Vaccaro