The New 'Kubo and the Two Strings' Trailer is Spine-Tingling

The new trailer for the animated samurai film Kubo and the Two Strings has been released, and it looks every bit as fantastic as animation house Laika’s previous Oscar-nominated works, CoralineParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls.

The new trailer gives audiences a bit more perspective into what there is to expect from the upcoming film. Kubo is asked to make the ending of this story happy. By all means it looks like the lead character will eventually control his powers enough to defeat his foes and indeed bring a happy ending to the film, but it looks like it won’t be easy. Kubo’s path to greatness will lead him on an adventure of epic proportions that audiences would certainly enjoy seeing.

Check out the new trailer below:


I smell another Oscar nomination, if not, even an award, in the works. However, CEO and first-time director Travis Knight told EW that he gave the team a bigger challenge with Kubo and the Two Strings.

He said:

Let’s take the essence of a classic Kurosawa myth and do it as a stop-motion David Lean epic.

And epic it will be. Judging by the stellar cast alone, Kubo and the Two Strings pulled out all the stops to make this movie really worth the watch. Knight said:

When we put our cast wish list together, we pull clips from interviews of the actors just to hear how natural their voice sounds. And we’d just seen Matthew in Mud and Killer Joe and Dallas Buyers Club, and it was a pity but we needed him to speak in a bit more neutral tone to fit the fantasy period of the film. He’s still utterly charming.


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 (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 (Charlize Theron) and Beetle (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 (Ralph Fiennes) and the evil twin Sisters (Rooney Mara) to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family and fulfill his heroic destiny.

I’m quite excited to see this film.

Kubo and the Two Strings hits theaters on August 19. 

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