Kubo and the Two Strings is the newest movie by the genius minds behind Paranorman and The Boxtrolls. The company’s name is Laika, and if you have seen any awesome stop-motion in the last decade or two, good chances it was this team behind it. They bring a grace and majesty to stop motion that has all been missing since the Rudolph TV special days way back.
And their newest film, Kubo and the Two Strings looks to up that wow factor even more. Taking in the magical world of Eastern religion and philosophy, Kubo looks to be the type of animated film that fills seats with adults AND children, all who walk away loving the film for different reasons. There is just a charm to Laika’s work. You can feel the craftsmanship just by looking at it, and the stories they weave are often stunning as well.
With Kubo and the Two Strings about to come out, i09 popped up the cool interactive map you see above. It gives potential viewers the chance to look a little deeper into Kubo’s world before taking the actual journey in the film. Little details like this is exactly what make Kubo and the Two Strings look so fantastic. You can tell the people behind it adore what they do, and we often adore it as a result of their hard work.
Peep the map above, shoutout to I09, and go check out Kubo when it drops August 19. You won’t be disappointed.