Art of Kubo and the Two Strings

Art of Kubo and the Two Strings

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From LAIKA, the Academy Award nominated studio behind Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls, comes a new adventure set in a mythical ancient Japan. In Kubo and the Two Strings, scruffy, kind-hearted Kubo cares devotedly for his mother while eking out a humble living in their sleepy shoreside village. But when a spirit from the past appears, Kubo suddenly finds himself entwined in a violent struggle against gods and monsters. This fully illustrated book offers a behind-the-scenes view of the amazingly detailed artwork and unique stop-motion animation style involved in the film's creation.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 249 x 288 x 22mm | 1,230g
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • 1452153159
  • 9781452153155
  • 47,297

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"This book is filled with gorgeous artwork, character designs, and storyboards. There are a few film stills, as well as a few examples of Kiyoshi Saito's woodblock prints, which had a huge influence on the look of the film...if you're a fan of the movie, you'll love perusing this book, too."
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About Emily Haynes

LAIKA is an animation studio that produces original animated films. Their latest feature, The Boxtrolls, was nominated for a Golden Globe. ParaNorman, released in 2012, was nominated for both an Oscar (R) and a BAFTA. And their first stop motion movie, Coraline, was released to critical acclaim and won an Oscar (R) in 2009. Travis Knight is LAIKA's president and CEO as well as lead animator on LAIKA's first feature, Coraline; producer and lead animator on both ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls; and producer and director on Kubo and the Two Strings. He lives in Portland, Oregon. Emily Haynes is an editor and author.
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180 ratings
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4 33% (59)
3 18% (32)
2 3% (5)
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