Focus Features and Laika Animation released a new trailer and three new character posters today for their newest stop-motion animation film, "Kubo and the Two Strings." This is the fourth stop-motion film from Laika, whose previous films include, "Coraline," "ParaNorman," and "The Boxtrolls." Each poster features a different character: Kubo, Monkey, and Beetle:
"Kubo and the Two Strings" follows the story of Kubo, a young boy who accidentally summons a spirit from his past which attempts to enforce an age-old vendetta. Kubo must joins forces with Monkey and Beetle to solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. Check out the new trailer for "Kubo and the Two Strings" below:
"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."
"Kubo and the Two Strings" is directed by Travis Knight, written by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler, and features an all-star voice cast including Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Ralph Fiennes, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, and Brenda Vaccaro. "Kubo and the Two Strings" opens in theaters August 19, 2016.