The upcoming animated feature from LAIKA has released the final character poster and it is amazing (and quite beautiful!) Kubo and the Two Strings is scheduled to release in theaters on August 19, 2016 from the company that brought you Coraline and Paranorman. The new poster is above!
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, Akihiro, and Kameyo. 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 and Beetle, 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 and the evil twin Sisters, to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family, and fulfill his heroic destiny.
The animated film was directed by Travis Knight and it was written by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler. The voice cast is quite impressive including Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brenda Vaccaro, and Matthew McConaughey.
Be sure to check out the LAIKA created film on August 19, 2016 and in the meantime watch the trailer: