Kubo and the Two Strings is a 2016 film directed and co-produced by Travis Knight (in his directorial debut) and written by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler. It stars the voices of Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara, George Takei, and Matthew McConaughey. It is Laika’s fourth feature film produced. The film revolves around Kubo, who has magical powers and whose left eye was stolen. Accompanied by Monkey and Beetle, he must subdue the Sisters, Raiden the Moon King and his army of evil spirits.
The film premiered at Melbourne International Film Festival on August 13, 2016, and was released by Focus Features in the United States on August 19. It grossed $69 million worldwide.
The storyline follows Kubo, who lives a normal quiet life in a small shoreside village. That was until a spirit from the past turns his life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta. This causes all sorts of havoc as gods and monsters chase Kubo who, in order to survive, must locate a magical suit of armor once worn by his late father, a legendary Samurai warrior.
Kubo and the Two Strings
Year of Film
Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Ralph Fiennes, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brenda Vaccaro, Rooney Mara, Matthew McConaughey, Meyrick Murphy, Minae Noji, Alpha Takahashi, Laura Miro
Origin of Film
Genre(s) of Film
Animation | Adventure | Family | Fantasy
Budget: $60,000,000 (Estimated)
Opening Weekend: $7,844,822 (USA)
Gross: $69,491,144 (Worldwide)
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