We got a dialogue-free trailer for Kubo and the Two Strings late last year, but I don’t know how I missed trailer 2, then I saw the third trailer before X-Men: Apocalypse and was completely blown away. I love animation. I love it when animators push the boundaries of their craft like The LEGO Movie did. Kubo is visually stunning and features a great voice cast including Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Rooney Mara, Ralph Fiennes, and Game of Thrones’ Art Parkinson as Kubo. Check the trailers out, read the synopsis below, then circle August 19th. It looks like we’ve got a late summer treat coming.
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.