Explore the world of LAIKA’s latest with an interactive Kubo map!
LAIKA and Focus Features are today inviting fans to explore the world of their latest, Kubo and the Two Strings, with an interactive Kubo map. In the player below, you can chart Kubo’s journey across the strange and mysterious Vastlands!
Kubo and the Two Strings marks the feature film directorial debut of Travis Knight, an Annie Award-winning animator and the head of LAIKA. From an original screenplay by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler (ParaNorman), Kubo offers a sweeping, swashbuckling adventure set in a mythical ancient Japan. It is being brought to life at LAIKA’s Oregon studios via the company’s innovative 3D stop-motion and CG hybrid technique. In addition to directing, Knight is producing Kubo and the Two Strings with Arianne Sutner (ParaNorman). The all-star voice cast includes Academy Award winners Matthew McConaughey and Charlize Theron; Academy Award nominees Rooney Mara, Ralph Fiennes, and Brenda Vaccaro; and Art Parkinson, who plays Rickon Stark on “Game of Thrones” and who is providing the voice for the title character of Kubo.
In the epic fantasy, scruffy, kindhearted Kubo ekes out a humble living while devotedly caring for his mother in their sleepy shoreside village. It is a quiet existence – until a spirit from the past catches up with him to enforce an age-old vendetta. Suddenly on the run from gods and monsters, Kubo’s chance for survival rests on finding the magical suit of armor once worn by his fallen father, the greatest samurai the world has ever known. Summoning courage, Kubo embarks on a thrilling odyssey as he faces his family’s history, navigates the elements, and bravely fights for the earth and the stars.
Which areas of the Kubo map are you most excited to see explored on the big screen? Let us know in the comments below!