Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey shares his thoughts about the critically-acclaimed Kubo and the Two Strings, the latest animated adventure from Laika, in our exclusive preview, with the movie debuting on Blu-ray and DVD today. The actor, who provides the voice of Beetle in the movie, reveals that the movie is about family, love and trust. We also hear from Laika co-founder Travis Knight, who makes his directorial debut with Kubo and the Two Strings.
This preview, which comes courtesy of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, showcases footage from the movie, along with interviews from some of the key players who helped bring this story to life. Travis Knight, who produced ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls before directing Kubo and the Two Strings, reveals that they always try to tell unique stories at Laika, which aren't typically told through stop motion animation. We also hear from writer/producer Chris Butler, who states that this movie is the "most epic thing" the studio has ever done, while we get some behind-the-scenes footage of a massive skeleton coming to life.
A young boy with a magical gift sets out on a thrilling quest to discover his family's legacy in Laika's newest film, Kubo and the Two Strings. The latest masterpiece from the animation studio behind the Academy Award-nominated films Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls is already available on Digital HD, debuting on the Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand formats today, November 22, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Hailed as "an exquisite, beautiful film," (Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood) Kubo and the Two Strings has captivated audiences of all ages, earning an extraordinary 97% "Certified Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, making it one of the best-reviewed films of the year!
From acclaimed animation studio LAIKA comes an all-new epic adventure starring the voice talents of Academy Award winners Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Matthew McConaughey (Interstellar). Young Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of Game of Thrones) mesmerizes the people in his village with his magical gift for spinning fantastical tales. When he accidentally summons an evil spirit seeking vengeance, Kubo journeys on an action-packed quest to solve the mystery of his fallen samurai father, discover his own magical powers, and reunite his family.
Kubo and the Two Strings stars an all-star supporting voice cast including George Takei (Star Trek), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (The Man in the High Castle), and Academy Award nominees Ralph Fiennes (Harry Potter), Brenda Vaccaro (Johnny Bravo), and Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). The Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD are packed with exciting behind-the-scenes bonus content, featuring the filmmakers and incredible voice cast, that allows viewers to dive even deeper into the magical story.
These features include Introduction by Director/Producer Travis Knight, Mythological Monsters, where the filmmakers and crew discuss the new techniques they used to create the terrifying antagonists. Learn how each monster differed in scale, design, and execution, Braving the Elements, which shows how LAIKA was able to animate water in the context of a stop-motion film, The Redemptive and Healing Power of Music, where you can learn how traditional and contemporary musical styles were combined by Academy Award-winning composer Dario Marianelli (Atonement) to infuse the film with such a heartfelt sound and an Epilogue by Director/Producer Travis Knight, who discusses what attracted LAIKA to Kubo and the Two Strings. Take a look at this exclusive preview before picking up Kubo and the Two Strings on Blu-ray, DVD or Digital HD today.