Opening with amazing and dramatic water effect (that certainly looks like it was done in stop-motion) it's got a fantastic visual style and atmosphere. In a very short time- this is a teaser after all- it manages to give us a good taster of the astonishing artistry on display here.
LAIKA's technical genius has improved exponentially with each film and it looks like this is another quantum leap forward. It's also a step into new territory for the studio, with it's Japanese myth based story a long way from the gothic tinged dark fairtyale style that made their name. The movie has attracted some criticism for casting white actors in such an apparently Asian story (George Takei aside)- which contrasts with the approach being taken with Cartoon Saloon's The Breadwinner. The Irish studio are similarly stretching themselves by setting a film in Afghanistan, but are actively seeking to cast actors from a correct background.
Such complaints aside it looks like we're in for a treat here, with genuinely beautiful imagery and some gob-smacking set-pieces. Check out the trailer here: Kubo and the Two Strings will be released in August 2016.
Earlier this week, a new poster and synopsis were also released, which you can check out below (Via Den of Geek)