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KUBO and the Two STRINGS (or MY Partners are a MONKEY and a BEETLE) - HM Movie Reviews

You know, in the five years I have been reviewing anything especially animation, I have never touch upon anything from Laika in general in the form of a review and what makes Laika special as an animation studio today is they are the only few people in animation that dabble in stop-motion  and is also successor to another stop-motion studio, Will Vinton Studios (The guys that did the California Raisins specials and that classic (?) Eddie Murphy sitcoms  805 more words


THE BLOG: Why I Won't Support "Sausage Party" (and Why "Kubo" is a Far Better Use of Your Time)

I might be biased here. You can agree with me or agree to disagree with me. But this is a blog post and not a report, so I can state my opinion a bit more freely here than I can in my news articles. 885 more words

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Kubo and the Studio Hanging By a Thread

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As of 2016, I believe Laika Entertainment is the most underappreciated American studio in Hollywood right now. There is no other American studio that works as hard, takes as much time to put out quality work, and almost never gets credit for their excellence. 1,089 more words


Cinema Dispatch: Kubo and the Two Strings

Kubo and the Two Strings and all the images you see in this review are owned by Focus Features

Directed by Travis Knight

While Disney and Dreamworks are constantly fighting over dominance for CG animated features, studios like Aardman and Laika are still making an argument for more traditional forms of animation with films like Paranorman and The Pirates.  2,126 more words

Cinema Dispatch

Watchdog Group Chides Laika For "White-Washing" 'Kubo And The Two Strings'

A watchdog group that advocates “balanced, sensitive and positive depiction and coverage of Asian Americans” is calling out producer Laika, and by extension distributor Focus Features, for using mostly white actors to voice Japanese characters in… 385 more words


2016's Animated Oscars... Hard to Predict?

The Oscars… The Best Animated Feature category… Who is in the running?

I think this year, we don’t have too many definite answers.

This is a bit premature, because four more major animated features are left, one of which comes from the on-a-roll Walt Disney Animation Studios. 1,032 more words


'Kubo' and the Whitewashing Controversy

When Kubo and the Two Strings was first announced, I was excited. A new film from Laika, the creators of ParaNorman and Coraline! It looked like it was going to be an interesting film…until I read the cast list. 528 more words