Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Behind the Scenes: Kubo and the Two Strings | stop-motion and voice production

Kubo and the Two Strings hit theaters on August 19 and with it wonder | wander | women celebrate a love for animated film we have never outgrown.

Already known as the best animated film of the summer, the movie is from acclaimed animation studio Laika who brought us CoralineParaNorman and The Boxtrolls.

Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic new adventure of one hero’s journey to make his own path. It is the 10th year anniversary presentation celebrating the art and science behind Laika's genius and creativity.

Kubo and the Two Strings is the tale of clever, kindhearted Kubo who ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town. 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 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 must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King and the evil twin Sisters, to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family, and fulfill his heroic destiny.

The son of a legendary samurai and goddess, Kubo is a scrappy 12-year-old with magical powers he’s only beginning to understand. A born storyteller, he learns his origami reenactments of his father’s past quests are actually real and he must embark on an epic quest beyond his wildest imagining and become the hero he was born to be.  

The picture uses stop motion animation for the main action scenes. Visually intoxicating landscapes are computer generated to blend seamlessly under the direction of Travis Knight. It is a well told tale to entertain all ages and bring home a sincere message of familial loyalty and love. 

Enjoy the movie and these behind the scene videos. 

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