Travis Knight And Art Parkinson On "Kubo and the Two Strings"
After success as lead animator of other LAIKA films ("Coraline," "The Boxtrolls"), President and CEO of LAIKA Travis Knight celebrates his directorial debut with LAIKA's "Kubo and the Two Strings." An epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan follows clever, kindhearted Kubo (Parkinson) who ekes out a humble living telling stories to the people of his seaside town. But his quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past who enforces 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 fulfill his heroic destiny. Interview at AOL HQ in NYC for AOL BUILD.