Previously I shared a little teaser about the new Kubo And The Two Strings move that is coming out in August. The cool thing about this movie is that it is entirely made from stop-motion. Can you imagine? A full length feature film made by tiny little intricate movements? I’d go nuts, I have no patience for that. 🙂
Inside the Stop-Motion Process
If you are interested in the whole stop-motion process, what the set looks like, and all the time involved, head over to my friend Amanda’s post on guide4moms. She had a chance to head out to the studio where Kubo and the Two Strings was filmed and gives an inside look at the whole process!
Talking to the Cast of Kubo and the Two Strings
As exciting as it is to learn about filming the movie, how stop-motion works, and all of the costumes, props, etc., I’m doubly excited to let you know that I’ll be headed to L.A. for the Kubo and the Two Strings press junket this week!
Follow along July 7 – July 9 with the hashtag #KuboMovie as we interview cast members, Matthew McConaughey, and Charlize Theron!
Kubo is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by 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 (Academy Award nominee 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.
Director: Travis Knight
Writers: Marc Haimes and Chris Butler (“ParaNorman”)
Voice Cast: Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brenda Vaccaro, and Matthew McConaughey
I was provided an all expense paid trip to preview Kubo and the Two Strings as well as interview the cast. Opinions are my own..