'Kubo And The Two Strings' Official Trailer, Plus Character Posters

By Matt O'Bryant

The first official trailer has arrived for Focus Features Animated film Kubo and the Two Strings. Oscar winners Matthew McConaughey and Charlize Theron make their animated movie debut believe or not in this interesting looking film. Check out the trailer below, plus the synopsis and characters posters below. Also sound off in the comments and let us know what you think.

Check out the official trailer below:


An epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan 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), Akihiro (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.
— Official Synopsis

Kubo and the Two Strings hits theaters on August 19th, 2016.