Kubo and the Two Strings

Hey everyone!  We've been starting school and such, so I haven't written much in the last week.  And it's only going to get busier from here, as I start back to work, but I've got some great books to tell you about, so stay tuned.  Meanwhile, we went to see a fantastic movie this weekend, and I want to tell you about it, because it's not getting nearly as much attention as it deserves!

Kubo and the Two Strings is a Laika production; they do stop-motion animation, and you might remember Coraline, which was also fantastic. The 3D they do is some of the best we have seen (and for once, doesn't hurt my eyes). Kubo is an original story, inspired by Japanese mythology....look, just watch the trailer:

It's gorgeous, it's a great story, it's an amazing, creative, unusual movie, it's...not produced by a big studio, and so it's just not getting the attention.  I'm telling you now, it's worth every penny and minute, and I hope you'll go see it too.  Go quickly!


  1. We love LAIKA in our house and I was reading about how there was a lot of travel to Japan involved in the making of this so it sounds authentic and lovely!

  2. I was hoping I could talk my daughter into seeing this one before it leaves the theater. I have heard such good things about it.

  3. I saw the trailer a way back and immediately fell in LOVE. I'm so glad it was good! I can't wait to see it.

  4. I saw the trailer for this and thought it looked gorgeous! I'm sad to hear that the actors voicing the actors aren't Japanese, but I've heard super-ravey reviews from a couple of people already so far. So, still want to see it! (But with a big mental reservation.)

  5. I agree about the voice actors -- they should have got someone who could pronounce "samurai" properly. Everything else was great.


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