Kubo And The Two Strings Review - Substream Magazine

Substream Magazine: Film studio Laika has always stood out as a black sheep in the world of modern animation, partially because they have a tendency to cover relatively dark subject matter compared to other children’s films, as seen in Coraline, Paranorman, and The Boxtrolls. However, what really sets them apart from the competition is that they are one of the last remaining feature film studios to primarily employ stop-motion animation in crafting their films. Even when at their weakest, the studio has managed to craft fun and imaginative worlds that have a certain whimsical charm based entirely on the fact that they are real models and sets photographed one frame at a time. Kubo and the Two Strings is Laika’s latest feature, and dare I say that it’s probably their best.

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