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‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ – new featurettes released!

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LAIKA have released two new featurettes for their upcoming feature Kubo and the Two Strings, the first of which explores the lineage of the film’s villains:

The second featurette discusses the myth of Kubo, with contributions from the film’s actors and director Travis Knight.

An epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. Clever, kindhearted Kubo 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 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 (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.

Directed by Travis Knight and written by Marc Haimes and ParaNorman scribe Chris Butler, Kubo and the Two Strings is set for a UK theatrical release this September. For more information you can keep an eye on the film’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds.

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