Young Kubo’s (Art Parkinson) peaceful existence comes crashing down when he accidentally summons a vengeful spirit from the past. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Matthew McConaughey) to unlock a secret legacy. Armed with a magical instrument, Kubo must battle the Moon King (Ralph Fiennes) and other gods and monsters to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known.
Mark Shapiro from LAIKA Entertainment will be here to give a presentation about the film and stop-motion animation (also with Box Trolls).
About Mark Shapiro:
Mark’s diverse marketing and communications career has taken him across the United States, working in brand development, advertising, public relations, film production and writing for companies including Nike, Town & Country Magazine and Upper Deck. In 2007, he joined LAIKA, where he manages brand strategies, including the marketing efforts for LAIKA’s corporate identity as well as the company’s feature films. A native of Seattle, Mark attended Emerson College in Boston and received his Bachelor of Arts in English from The Colorado College in Colorado Springs. He also completed education studies at Lewis & Clark College in Portland.
LAIKA is an animation studio specializing in feature films. Travis Knight serves as President and CEO of the company, which is owned by Nike co-founder and Chairman Philip H. Knight. LAIKA has a 30+ year animation history presenting the artistry of award-winning filmmakers, designers and animators. LAIKA’s latest film, the Oscar-nominated The Boxtrolls premiered to critical acclaim in September 2014. The studio also produced two other Oscar-nominated features: ParaNorman (2012) and Coraline (2009) as well as the CG short Moongirl (2005). The studio’s fourth feature, Kubo and the Two Strings, will open in theaters nationwide on August 19, 2016.
For more information: www.laika.com
This Film has also won many awards but below are some of the top mentions:
Academy Awards, USA 2017
Nominated Oscar: Best Animated Feature Film of the Year: Travis Knight | Arianne Sutner
Nominated Oscar: Best Achievement in Visual Effects: Steve Emerson | Oliver Jones | Brian McLean | Brad Schiff
Golden Globes, USA 2017
Nominated Best Motion Picture – Animated
BAFTA Awards 2017
Won BAFTA Film Award for Best Animated Feature Film: Travis Knight
*Remember if you can’t make Tuesday’s screening there will be a community screening of Kubo and the Two Strings at Frisco Day Lodge on Saturday Night @ 7pm with Laika Entertainment’s Oscar Nominated Costume Designer Deb Cook! This film is part of Keystone Science School’s Girls is STEM Weekend Retreat.
Kids 12 and under are FREE & Adults Tickets are $12: http://bit.ly/KuboNov11
Advance seat reservation is highly recommended as space is limited!