Laika Entertainment has made quite the name for itself over the course of the past couple of years within the animation industry in filmmaking - with such highly regarded contemporary classics as Coraline from 2009, ParaNorman from 2012, and The Boxtrolls from 2014. That being said, anticipation leading up to the release of the studio's forthcoming theatrical effort Kubo and the Two Strings later this August couldn't get any higher.
After our exclusive visit to Laika Studios late last month, we here at Screen Rant certainly believe that the Oregon based production company is all set to offer a relevant stop motion animated feature in the midst of the digital age with Kubo and the Two Strings. What's more, the latest trailer for the new movie serves to speak for our undying enthusiasm for the new film, and might just win a few new fans over before the production's theatrical release next month.
In the footage featured above, the mythical Japanese folk tale teased previously is featured center stage once more, with Kubo (Art Parkinson), Monkey (Charlize Theron), and Beetle (Matthew McConaughey) all set to go on a whirlwind adventure in search of discovering the secrets to the young boy's fabled heritage and legacy. Promising plenty of magic and fantasy genre set pieces, Kubo and the Two Strings still looks incredibly promising to say the very least.
Fans of Laika's past studio efforts should be more than willing to roll the dice and pay to see Kubo and the Two Strings sight unseen, and newcomers should find plenty of incentive to go along for the ride based purely on what can be seen in the film's final trailer. Everything looks to be coming together swimmingly in the making of the latest production from the Oregon based animation powerhouse, and the finished movie should result in another stunning entry in an already outstanding oeuvre of original features.
Only time will tell whether or not Kubo and the Two Strings will live up to the promise of its thematic intentions and the ambition standing behind its attributed stop motion animation studio. Laika has yet to lead viewers astray in the past, and their latest effort promises to go even further than any effort that has preceded it (and might just set the tone for everything to come after it as well).
Kubo and the Two Strings will see theatrical release in the U.S. on August 19, 2016.
Source: Focus Features