Kubo and the Two Strings

Kubo and the Two Strings

DVD - 2016
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Rating: PG; thematic elements, scary images, action and peril.
A young boy named Kubo must find a magical suit of armor worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit.
Publisher: Toronto, ON : Entertainment One, [2016]
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,rda
digital,optical,5.1 Dolby digital,rda
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in


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This spectacular animated film by Laika Studios tells the story of a boy named Kubo, whose quiet life is interrupted when a spirit from the past comes after him forcing him to embark on an epic journey. With help from a monkey charm brought to life by his mother, Kubo must battle unimaginable obs... Read More »

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Dec 22, 2017

Brilliant story and characters!

Oct 04, 2017

Every morning, a young brave boy named Kubo sets off to the nearby village. Using his special gifts he makes his origami creations come to life as he tells the tale of the mighty Hanzo, his father, and the evil moon king, his grandfather. Kubo must never stay out past dark otherwise his sinister grandfather and wicked aunts will find him. Kubo then teams up with Monkey and Beetle to find the magical armour and bring the moon king to justice. They are faced with many strange obstacles along the journey. The fate of Kubo’s life lies in his own hands. Will Kubo make it in time or will the moon king be one step ahead?
- @grumpykat of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Sep 10, 2017

Must watch !

Library_Jill Sep 03, 2017

Absolutely gorgeous animation and atmospheric music combine in this heart-rending and heart-warming tale of a boy with a truly magical talent for music and origami, who sets off on a quest that will bring him face to face with love, loss, and the chance to transform the darkness of his family's past into a story of hope--if he can find the heart. I was amazed to learn that this movie was created almost wholly through stop-motion puppets and sets--the engineering that went into creating the characters and backdrops is mind-blowing, and the sheer scope of this project was like nothing I have ever seen. The story was complex and poignant, sometimes-scary, sometimes-funny, and always gripping, and I couldn't help falling in love with a certain snaggle-toothed skeleton...

JCLRachelC Jun 21, 2017

I love how this is partially about the power of storytelling. It's also about family—both good and bad—and courage and terror and everything in between, but it's in large part about the power of a story to shape reality.

Jun 19, 2017

Beautiful movie, touching moral too.

A gorgeous animated folk tale. I see it becoming a classic!

Jun 01, 2017

Spectacular animation and story-telling. Those with an analytical mindset should pay close attention to the occurrence of simple geometric shapes and numbers. Some scenes may be scary for small children but you will likely want to watch this more than once.

May 18, 2017

Way better than Moana and Zootopia. This movie should have won the oscar for best animated feature.

May 15, 2017

Why is this only in the Kids section?

It is definitely one of the best 10 films I've seen in the past 10 years, regardless of genre or target audience.
Don't take my word for it. See it.
Absolutely amazing.

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Jun 01, 2017

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