"Kubo and the Two Strings", a 3D Printed 3D Movie
"Kubo and the Two Strings" is scheduled to be released in US theaters on August 19, 2016 in 2D and stereoscopic 3D formats. The stop-motion film is set in a mythological version of Japan, and is essentially conjoining Western and Eastern themes into a heart-warming and colorfully animated journey. Ultimately, Kubo and The Two Strings also mends together the traditional form of stop-motion film and new innovative techniques that have been enabled in part thanks to 3D printing technology. Trailer and details here under.
lever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of Game of Thrones) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei), Akihiro (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) and Kameyo (Academy Award nominee Brenda Vaccaro).
But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey), and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known.
With the help of his shamisen - a magical musical instrument - Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King (Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes) and the evil twin Sisters (Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara) to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family and fulfill his heroic destiny.
3D Printed Characters
Known for their animated films, such as Coraline, the Boxtrolls, and ParaNorman, LAIKA studios has turned to the extensive 3D printing knowledge of Stratasys to help create a puppet for Kubo. One of the film’s feature characters, named Moonbeast, will be entirely 3D printed from 850 individual exterior pieces, as well as an internal armature of 250 parts. The flying character Moonbeast, which is voiced by actor Ralph Fiennes, will be the studio’s first-ever fully 3D printed character.
Visit the Official "KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS" website for details.