“Kubo and the Two Strings” is not your typical kid flick. Yes, it’s animated using stop-motion technology, but the heaviness of the topics is anything but childish. Sitting down with Travis Knight, the CEO of Laika Productions and director of this epic undertaking, the energetic filmmaker best stated what he hopes kids and adults will take away from this film. ”There is something at the core of [“Kubo”] about loss and healing and compassion and forgiveness and love and what it means to be a family.” The film tackles all of these issues while visually mesmerizing you with its artistry and fantastical imagery. And with voice over performances from Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, and Matthew McConaughey, this film bursts with life.
To read the entire review and interview, check out the Friday, August 19th edition of The Daily Journal, link coming soon.
To listen to the interview with Travis Knight, go HERE