KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS Featurette Takes You Behind The Scenes September 7, 2016 Get a look at the painstaking process of bringing LAIKA’s mystical samurai saga to life. KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS is an epic action-adventure from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by young Irish actor Art Parkinson) ekes out a humble living, telling fantastical stories to the people of his seaside town. But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a mythical 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 (Charlize Theron) and Beetle (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 (Ralph Fiennes) and the evil twin Sisters (Rooney Mara), to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family and his heroic destiny. The all-star cast also includes George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, and Brenda Vaccaro. KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS opens in Irish cinemas September 9.