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‘Kubo And The Two Strings’ Review: Deadline

Deadline: Oregon-based animation house Laika has been on a roll as all of its first three stop-motion-animated movies — Coraline, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls — were nominated for the Best Animated Feature Oscar. And as I say in my video review (click the link above to watch), the company probably will make it 4-for-4 with its masterful new entry, Kubo and the Two Strings, an exciting, original and unforgettable adventure for the whole family that will also likely tug at your heartstrings. Laika President and CEO Travis Knight takes the directing reins for the first time, and the results challenge any of the company’s previous efforts in terms of ambition, scope and sheer style. It is an epic inspired by the tradition of Kurosawa and Lean, mixed with more than a bit of the fantasy of The Wizard of Oz.

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