Animated Family Movie “Kubo and the Two Strings” in Theaters August 19

The Far Lands

I’m invited to a special screening next week and can’t wait to watch the animated movie Kubo and the Two Strings. It’s set for release August 19, 2016.

Gorgeous artwork

Each movie poster is as beautiful as the next. The animation studio LAIKA created the 2009 Oscar nominated animated movie Coraline and the 2014 hit The Boxtrolls is behind the amazing visuals of Kubo and the Two Strings.

Here are the other official movie posters:

The Garden of Eyes

The Hall of Bones

The Ice Fields


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), Akihiro (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), and Kameyo (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.

Director: Travis Knight

Writers: Marc Haimes and Chris Butler (“ParaNorman”)

Voice Cast: Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brenda Vaccaro, and Matthew McConaughey

Trailer for Kubo and the Two Strings

Kubo and the Two Strings Links

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