Kubo and the Two STringsIf you loved the quirky, gentle, sensitive stop-motion-animated movies "Coraline" and "The Box Trolls," you're in for a treat.

Laika, the animation company behind those films, released the first teaser trailer for its next movie, "Kubo and the Two Strings." It's just a brief glimpse, with no explanation of the plot, but the animation is breathtaking and gorgeous. Just what we'd expect from a Laika production.
The movie features the voices of several Hollywood A-listers, including Charlize Theron and Matthew McConaughey. Here's the official synopsis:

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), Hashi (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) and Kamekichi (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.


"Kubo and the Two Strings" opens in theaters August 19.

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