Laika’s done it again

“If you must blink, do it now,” the titular character begins in Kubo and the Two Strings, a warning viewers will be eager to heed, as they won’t want to miss a second of Laika’s latest masterpiece.

The magical story follows a young boy named Kubo (voiced by Game of Thrones’ Art Parkinson), who weaves spellbinding stories in his village with his shamisen (a Japanese guitar) and impressive, origami creatures who come to life through his tunes.

Kubo lives an exciting, fantastical life through his stories, while his reality is a bit more bleak and restricted.

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Peeking inside the boxes… a chat with the directors of The Boxtrolls

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On Thursday Deadline treated Los Angeles to a special screening of the Oscar-nominated animated featured The Boxtrolls.

The night began with a rousing introduction by Deadline’s Dominic Patten, leading up to a 3D screening of the Laika feature at Landmark Theatres.

The Boxtrolls is a charming film for the whole family, bursting with comical moments, scenes that tug at the heartstrings, and even political undertones. Continue reading