FGE - Prior to our screening of Kubo and the Two Strings, a thought dawned on me. There seems to be a lot of animated movies coming out right now. The thought seemed particularly appropriate as trailer after trailer prior to Kubo rolling was for one animated film after the next: Sing, The Secret Life of Pets, Storks, Trolls, and the list presumably goes on and on. With so many animated films flooding the mainstream market, there is a temptation towards cynicism and an off-hand dismissal as all these films being endemic of another lazy trend. But, I feel safe in saying that Kubo and the Two Strings won’t be one of the films to get labeled as part of that trend.