Every hero’s journey starts with the first step, and every great epic story has to have a map. Those two requirements have been met in a new interactive featurette for Laika’s Kubo and the Two Strings which allows viewers to explore the mystical yet dangerous world of the title character. The Focus Features film follows Kubo and his new allies on a dangerous quest to restore his family and protect his friends and loved ones from a powerful threat. You can get a glimpse at the dynamic landscapes this trio will traverse by checking out the interactive map below. And for those of you out there who fancy yourself as sneaker collectors, you might be interested in the movie-inspired Air Jordan XV.
Travis Knight directs Art Parkinson (a.k.a. Rickon Stark on Game of Thrones) as Kubo, Matthew McConaughey as Beetle, Charlize Theron as Monkey, Rooney Mara as The Sisters, George Takei as Hosato, Ralph Fiennes as the Moon King, and more. Look for the film in theaters starting August 19th.
Explore the world of Kubo and the Two Strings with the interactive map below:
Here’s the official synopsis:
An epic action-adventure 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), Hashi (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.
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