Video: Watch the Magic Come to Life in ‘Kubo’ Time-Lapse

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Focus Features and the fastidious, fantastically creative crew at LAIKA have released another gob-smacking glimpse behind the scenes of original stop-motion animated feature Kubo and the Two Strings. In the latest time-lapse video captured on-set at LAIKA’s Oregon campus, watch as man, machinery, technology and handicraft come together to create the film’s “Giant Skeleton” — at 16 feet tall and roughly 400 pounds, the largest puppet the studio (or quite possibly anyone) has ever created.

Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan, directed by LAIKA studio head Travis Knight and written by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler (ParaNorman), with original story by Shannon Tindle and Haimes.

Synopsis:

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.

Kubo and the Two Strings

Kubo and the Two Strings

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    What an amazing movie. That clip in the credits gave me chills.