We’ve been writing about Kubo and the Two Strings since we first realized it existed. Since then, with each subsequent look, the stop-motion animated film from the people behind Coraline and Paranorman looks more and more amazing. The latest trailer is no exception.

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In fact, this trailer makes Kubo look like a fantasy adventure on the scale of Lord of the Rings, just with stop-motion animation and based on an original story:

This movie has it all: an incredible cast, beautiful visuals, fighting origami, samurais, dragons, magic guitars, impressive archery, humor, action—we could go on and on. Instead, we’re going to try to patiently wait for Kubo’s release on August 19.

[Focus Features]


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