Kubo And The Two Strings Stop Animation Film Features Voices By An All-Star Cast

Kubo And The Two Strings Stop Animation Film Features Voices By An All-Star Cast

This August, Focus Features will bring a brand new stop animation film from Laika stuidos to the big screen called, “Kubo And The Two Strings”. Along with stunning animation, the movie features an all-star cast of voices in Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Rooney Mara, George Takei and Ralph Fiennes.



Taking up the job of voicing the main character, Kubo, is 14 year old Irish actor Art Parkinson. He is best known for playing Rickon Stark on HBO’s hit series, Game Of Thrones.

Kubo and the two strings poster

Laika studios just celebrated their 10th anniversary this month (January). The American animation company have created three stop-motion feature films, Coraline, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls to date; all of which were nominated for an Academy Award, in the Best Animated Feature category.

Watch ‘Kubo And The Two Strings’ Official Trailer

Focus Features added a pretty lengthy synopsis with the release of the first trailer for ‘Kubo And The Two Strings’:

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 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 opens in theaters August 2016.

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