Apple now has five gorgeous trailers available for the film Kubo and the Two Strings, which is slated to be released August 19th, 2016 from Focus Features and the animation studio LAIKA. It was directed by Travis Knight, who is probably best known for his work on Coraline and ParaNorman.
The movie is based on Japanese folktales and promises “mystical origami,” which is intriguing on both fronts. The trailers are magical, and the story line sounds fascinating. Here’s how CinemaBlend describes it:
Taking place in an ancient and mystical Japan, Kubo and the Two Strings centers on a young, musically gifted boy named Kubo who cares for his mother. He has an uncanny ability to use his guitar to conjure up beautiful, magical performances on the street for people in his small Japanese village. When an ancient force awakens and threatens to tear his entire life apart, he must go on the run and find a magical suit of armor that once belonged to his father.