[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 Coraline, ParaNorman, 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 Lands
The Garden of Eyes
The Hall of Bones
The 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?
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.