Oregon based stop-motion animation studio Laika is set to release its fourth feature this summer, Kubo and The Two Strings. The new animation features characters voiced by Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara, George Takei, and Matthew McConaughey. Art Parkinson voices the lead character, Kubo, the son of a legendary samurai who embarks on a magical quest with a samisen—a three-stringed Japanese lute played with a large pick. With the help of his shamisen, Kubo must battle gods and monsters as he 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.
Focus Features will release the Kubo and the Two Strings nationwide on August 19, 2016.