• Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

Kubo and the Two Strings

Release Date: August 19th, 2016

DVD Release Date: November 22nd, 2016

PG |1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary

Young Kubo's (Art Parkinson) peaceful existence comes crashing down when he accidentally summons a vengeful spirit from the past. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Matthew McConaughey) to unlock a secret legacy. Armed with a magical instrument, Kubo must battle the Moon King (Ralph Fiennes) and other gods and monsters to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known.

Cast: Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Ralph Fiennes, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brenda Vaccaro, Rooney Mara, Matthew McConaughey

Director: Travis Knight

Genres: Fantasy , Animated , Adventure , Action , Children

Production Co: Focus Features, Laika

Distributors: Focus Features

Keywords: Growing up, Quest, Creative, Charming, Love, Cool, Mother

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90

    Displaying the mastery of visuals and storytelling of a more established veteran, Laika president Travis Knight has gone beyond merely crafting a confident directorial debut; he’s made the studio’s best film to date. show more

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The first and last things to be said in this limited space about Kubo and the Two Strings are that it’s a showcase for some of the most startlingly beautiful animation in recent — and not so recent — memory. show more

  • 100
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Representing a dazzling artistic leap forward for LAIKA, the stop-motion animation studio’s fourth feature — and first full-blown fantasy — is an eye-popping delight that deftly blends colorful folklore with gorgeous, origami-informed visuals to immersive effect. show more

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Nominated Best Animated Feature Film
Winner Animated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Animated Feature Film
Nominated Visual Effects