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[UPDATE] New ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Trailer and Posters

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[05/09/16] UPDATE: A final poster of the character Kubo was released.

Just when you thought LAIKA couldn’t release any more stunning trailers for Kubo and the Two Strings, the third official trailer has taken the movie to a new level.

With new visuals, scenes, and characters, this third trailer will have you pound the air with your fist in excitement for this stop-motion treasure. It’s sure to be a classic to add to LAIKA’s impressive back catalogue along with CoralineParaNorman, and Boxtrolls. Check out the trailer below:


If that wasn’t enough to get you excited, there are also four beautiful art posters that have been released that show the different settings in Kubo’s world.

The Far LandsThe Far Lands
The Garden of EyesThe Garden of Eyes
The Hall of BonesThe Hall of Bones
The Ice FieldsThe 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.

Focus Features will release the new movie from animation studio LAIKA nationwide on August 19, 2016.

What do you think of the new trailer and poster art? Are you excited for Kubo and the Two Strings?

Edited by: Hannah Wilkes

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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.
  • Ace4671

    This looks amazing!!!!! And I need those posters!!!

  • Those posters are gorgeous!

  • Ryan Prieto

    Oh why does time have to work in the way it does?! I want this now!

  • Fadi Antwan

    WHOA the visuals look epic! Can’t wait to see this in theater. Also everyone please support Laika by seeing this movie!

    • MJ Edwards

      I agree. Hopefully this one will do very well and keep the studio going strong.

  • This movie just keeps looking more amazing with each trailer!! Ahhh I so can’t wait for this movie!

  • Chelsea Robson

    This movie is tied with Moana for the movie I’m most looking forward to!

  • Rob Bob

    When I was watching the trailer, I had the same problem you got after watching Zootopia.

    Too much hype :/

    • MJ Edwards

      This is exactly what I thought when I saw the trailer. So I’m excited to see it but not going to put any expectations on it. This isn’t too difficult because I know nothing will beat ParaNorman for me, it will always be my favorite LAIKA film.

  • I haven’t really enjoyed any Laika films yet, but this one looks amazing! I’m already avoiding the new trailers, it looks like it will be really visually fresh so I want to be surprised. I hope it does well.

  • Max den Hartog

    The trailer looks amazing and those posters are absolutely breathtaking!

  • Now they’re just teasing us.

  • This final trailer looks increible! i can’t wait to see this movie!