Laika are one of the most important animation studios around. I mean, a whole company dedicated to stop-motion animation and crafting usual, brilliant, and phenomenal pieces of work? We’re sold. We love them so much! So we’re excited for Kubo and the Two Strings!
The plot follows Kubo, a kind boy from a simple Japanese town, as he goes on a quest to save his family from a vengeful demon (which Kubo accidentally released – oops). Teamed with Monkey and Beetle, Kubo must fight gods and monsters in order to fulfil his destiny. Armed with only his magic two-stringed shamisen, I have to wonder – will Kubo be a real guitar hero? We’ll have to wait till summer to find out.
With the voices of Charlize Theron, Matthew McCanaughey, and Ralph Fiennes, this looks like a stellar piece of terrific animation, set to dazzle the adults and children alike.
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS IS OUT 9th SEPTEMBER!