Watch: Full Trailer for Laika's Stop-Motion 'Kubo and the Two Strings'

January 27, 2016
Source: YouTube

Kubo and the Two Strings

"It's time to follow my own path… My name is Kubo - this is my story." This looks awesome, seriously! Focus Features has unveiled a new trailer for the Laika stop-motion animation film Kubo and the Two Strings. We featured the first official teaser trailer late last year, and this new full-length trailer looks even better, sharing so many intriguing moments (the giant wave, the birds and the snow). I love that Laika is embracing this kind of dark, fantastical adventure, and I can't wait to see this. Art Parkinson voices Kubo, and the full cast includes Rooney Mara, Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa & George Takei. I'm more and more impressed by Laika every film they make.

Here's the new full-length trailer for Travis Knight's Kubo and the Two Strings, direct from YouTube:

Kubo and the Two Strings

In the epic fantasy, scruffy, kindhearted Kubo ekes out a humble living while devotedly caring for his mother in their sleepy shoreside village. It is a quiet existence – until a spirit from the past catches up with him to enforce an age-old vendetta. Suddenly on the run from gods and monsters, Kubo's chance for survival rests on finding the magical suit of armor once worn by his fallen father, the greatest samurai the world has ever known. Summoning courage, Kubo embarks on a thrilling odyssey as he faces his family’s history, navigates the elements, and bravely fights for the earth and the stars. Kubo and the Two Strings is directed by animation producer Travis Knight, who produced ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls for Laika previously, now making his feature directing debut. The screenplay was written by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler. Focus Features will release Kubo and the Two Strings starting on August 19th, 2016 this summer.

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  • Matthew's voice did not go with that moment.
  • DAVIDPD did they film that water? Stunning work!!~
    • David Diaz
      I'm pretty positive the water is CG made to look like clay.
      • DAVIDPD
        No doubt, but how did they manipulate it like that as well as move the boat around? This is will be a must-buy blu-ray for the behind the scenes stuff.
  • Laika rule. Some great characters in there.
    • David Diaz
      O'Doyle rules!
  • Duane
    Look man. Ive been on board with Laika since Paranorman. Also...using 'As My Guitar Gently Weeps' for the music was a nice touch.
  • David Diaz
    This just looks ridiculously gorgeous. Laika's work is amazing. Can't wait to see it.




Alex's Top 10 - 2016
1. La La Land
2. Paterson
3. Arrival
4. Captain Fantastic
5. 20th Cent. Women
6. Pete's Dragon
7. Jackie
8. Kubo & Two Strings
9. Everybody Wants
10. Wilderpeople
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Jeremy's Top 10 - 2016
1. Moonlight
2. The Handmaiden
3. High-Rise
4. Elle
5. Arrival
6. Kubo & Two Strings
7. 13th
8. Jackie
9. Toni Erdmann
10. The Witch
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