Interview: ‘Kubo and the Two Strongs’ Director Travis Knight Breaks Down Some Stunning Sequences With Kubo and the Two Strings, the CEO & President of Laika, Travis Knight, makes his feature directorial debut. Knight’s 3D stop-motion / CG hybrid follows a brave young hero named Kubo (Art Parkinson), as he goes on an epic quest to retrieve what’s needed to defeat Raiden the Moon King (Ralph Fiennes). Along for the samurai’s emotional adventure are Monkey (Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Matthew McConaughey). The Japan-set film’s style was inspired by ink wash paintings, Noh theater, and period doll making.

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