This Friday 9th September Laika Entertainment‘s Kubo And The Two Strings will be released in UK&Irish Cinemas. Today we get another look at this awesome film in the shape of an new Behind the scenes featurette.
The video is called ‘Crafting An Epic‘ which showcases this film is more than just an animated Samurai adventure. But as you’ll see from the video Laika always take their magical films to another level, creating something unique but also something original. Story not usually told in animated movie, but one with such fine detail not just from the characters and their surrounds but also authenticity of where the film is based… Japan.
Watching this featurette the talented team behind the film have went to great lengths to research 17th Century Japan. From the classic Kurosawa films of Yojimbo, Seven Samurai, Origami to modern day fashion designer Misse Miyake for inspiration. It’s truly a beautiful film and director Travis Knight, producers and George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa share that passion.
It’s a film on paper that will probably appeal more to young boys than girls. But I was fortunate to catch a preview of the film week this week and I can say it’s been created in a style that doesn’t feel like a children’s movie, but one that will appeal to all ages including the parents.
You can read our review of Kubo And The Two Strings at this link.
Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. Clever, kindhearted Kubo ( 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 ( 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 arrive in UK&Ireland on September 9th.Powered by Sidelines