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Second Trailer for ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Released

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LAIKA studios (CoralineParaNorman, The Boxtrolls) has released another trailer for their highly anticipated fourth animated film Kubo and the Two Strings.

The story follows kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of Game of Thrones), who loves telling stories, as his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a vengeful spirit from his past. Now, on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Matthew McConaughey), setting out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, a great samurai warrior. With the help of a magical instrument – a shamisen – Kubo must battle gods and monsters to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family and fulfill his heroic destiny.

The teaser trailer and first full trailer that were previously released allowed us to be in awe of the beauty of this unique stop-motion movie. This second trailer, however, is certainly something special. There is a more detailed reveal of the plot, more scenes of action and adventure, a little humor, and so much magic and mystery. We’ve even got more of an introduction to Kubo and his companions Monkey and Beetle.

It is clear from just these trailers that LAIKA have achieved great heights with their latest feature and it’s hard to imagine where they could go from here. Focus Features releases Kubo and the Two Strings on 19 August 2016.

What do you think of the second trailer? Are you excited for Kubo and the Two Strings?

Edited by: Kajsa Rain Forden

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About MJ Edwards

MJ is a writing and film graduate who loves to relax with scented candles and herbal teas. She is a dog-walker by day and a pie-maker by night. She loves movies starring Christopher Reeve and her favorite animated film is Meet the Robinsons. MJ also loves anything that LAIKA and Tim Burton come out with.
  • Rob Bob

    Look out Zootopia, you might have some competition for being the best animated film of 2016 (Not counting Oscars)

    • MJ Edwards

      I think you’re right!

    • tt

      well, lol, thats a given. I mean, Finding Dory and Moana.

    • Also Kung Fu Panda. Who else loved the spirit world scenes?

      • Manuel Orozco


  • Leah

    This was epic! Can’t wait for this.

  • Ace4671

    Oh my…. This is easily my most anticipated film right now. Laika is amazing and everything I’ve seen of Kubo looks to be bigger than anything they’ve done before. I CAN’T WAIT.

    • Ryan Prieto

      It’s amazing to see how far they have come. Laika always seem to show us quality, then they reach a new level and surprise us with more quality. I am Jazzed for Kubo.

      • Ace4671

        Right?! I hope this is every bit as huge as it looks. A world spanning claymation epic would be legit.

  • Ryan Prieto

    I want… I want real bad:(

  • Chelsea Robson

    I’m pretty sure this is going to blow the world away. I’m so excited.

    • Kyra Bennett

      I know right! I also love the japanese culture aspect to it.

  • Omg this just looks absolutely stunning!! This just looks like a really super duper freaking awesome just from this trailer!!

  • 😀 I’m even more excited for this.

  • Manuel Orozco

    I’ve been looking forward to this movie for quite a while. The animation is beautiful and it really adds to the story and scope! Laika might score another home run like they did with Coraline and the Boxtrolls.

  • Cecelia
  • Iftekhar Ahmed

    I hope and pray that this does not become a commercial failure!

  • Rachel Wagner

    This looks so epic!!