Kubo and the Two Strings
Director: Travis Knight Run Time: 102 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2016
Starring: Art Parkinson, Brenda Vaccaro, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Charlize Theron, Meyrick Murphy
Screenwriters: Marc Haimes, Chris Butler
Producers: Arianne Sutner, Travis Knight
Produced by the award-winning animation studio Laika, this visual stunner is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan. Clever, kindhearted Kubo’s relatively quiet existence is upended 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 and Beetle, setting 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 battles gods, monsters, and epic landscapes to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family, and fulfill his heroic destiny.