In a market that's seen Finding Dory and The Secret Life of Pets rocket to superstar heights, you'd think animated film would be on a role at the box office. Alas, Ice Age: Collision Course turned out to be the exception to the rule, though not all hope is lost with that film's lackluster performance. If anything, Laika's Kubo and the Two Strings may stand a real good chance at becoming 2016's next animated hit! Nowhere is that more apparent than in the lush world that the film's creators have created; a world that you can see for yourself, thanks to the interactive video below!
In an effort to bring the sort of audience this year's finest animated films have courted to the theater, Focus Features has put together this eight minute video exploring each portion of the world that Kubo and the Two Strings will find itself roaming through. From the perilous waters of The Dark Sea to the imposing fortress that is known as Hanzo's Fortress, the journey of Kubo and his companions is bound to be one filled with obstacles and adventure. And now, you can learn about each location in two equally exciting ways.
For those of you who don't care about going in order, you can click on the name of each location, which will skip you to the moment in the video that describes your point of interest. Though, if you're going to watch all of the videos, and would like to save yourself some time and energy, you can just let the video run from beginning to end and watch each informative video in order. Each clip is comprised of a voice over, as well as accompanying text and clips from moments in Kubo and the Two Strings, all of which tie into a complete package of videos that acts as a pretty extensive travelogue to the world of magic that awaits.
Just in case you wanted a quick recap of what to expect from Kubo and the Two Strings, you can watch the latest trailer in the video below.
If there was any secret weapon that Kubo and the Two Strings could claim to have in its arsenal, besides the voice talents it boasts in its roster, it'd have to be its unique visual style. After taking a good look at the map through these interactive videos, we can safely say that we're more than excited to see what sorts of animated wonders Laika's latest film will have in store for all of us to enjoy.
Kubo and the Two Strings strums its mighty tune in theaters on August 19th.