Full Trailer: LAIKA’s “Kubo & The Two Strings”

Following on from their previous collaborations on “Coraline,” “ParaNorman” and “The Boxtrolls,” LAIKA and Focus Features have premiered the full trailer for their upcoming fourth animateed feature together – “Kubo and the Two Strings” which opens August 19th.

LAIKA head Travis Knight makes his feature directorial debut on the film from a script by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler (“ParaNorman”). The swashbuckling adventure is set in mythical ancient Japan with a cast that includes Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Ralph Fiennes, and Brenda Vaccaro.

Scruffy, kindhearted Kubo has a humble living devotedly caring for his mother in their sleepy shoreside village. That is until a spirit from the past catches up with him to enforce an age-old vendetta. Suddenly on the run from gods and monsters, his chance for survival rests on finding the magical suit of armor once worn by his fallen father – the greatest samurai ever.