Episode 21 brings season four to an end. Luckily for you, we chose a rather new movie (2016) you should be able to find almost anywhere: Kubo and the Two Strings. Let’s get to it, shall we?
Kubo (Art Parkinson) is a young boy who lives outside of a close-knit village on a remote island. He cares for his ill Mother and earns a living telling tales to the villagers using his magic music and origami skills. One day Kubo learns the fanciful tales his Mother told him are true: his Grandfather and aunts destroyed his Father and are hunting Kubo. A Monkey (Charlize Theron), a Stag Beetle (Matthew McConaughey), and an origami Samurai accompany him on his journey to find the enchanted objects that can protect him from his family.
This time around Laika’s CEO Travis Knight took on the added role of director. He, like many at Laika, also doubled as an animator on their previous pictures so he wasn’t just a desk CEO pretending to be a director. The animation and writing teams deserve full credit for this charming tale of magic and family. They spent more than four years developing and shooting Kubo and the Two strings because it is a stop motion film; some sequences took more than a year to complete. Their efforts are truly remarkable to view.
Be warned: this family film is PG. If your children are sensitive to creepy images or family trauma, you may want to wait a year or two to share this amazing adventure with them. You should absolutely see it now. Don’t wait. Don’t even blink. Go on your own adventure to find that film Kubo and the Two Strings.
We’ll be back in a couple of months with a new season of films to find. Don’t hesitate to send us a request. We’re always looking for memorable movies to watch and share.