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Regina Spektor Gently Weeps for LAIKA’s ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’

Stirring music video features Regina Spektor’s performance of the classic George Harrison song, ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps,’ from the ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. 

As we all wait impatiently for the film’s release on Friday, here’s the music video showcasing Sire Records artist Regina Spektor’s performance of the classic George Harrison song, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” from the Kubo and the Two Strings Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. 

The stirring music video features some fantastic footage from the stop-motion/CG-animated film, which marks the directorial debut of LAIKA chief Travis Knight and is the fourth feature to come from LAIKA, following the Oscar-nominated films Coraline, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls.

Inspired by Japanese folklore and mythology, Kubo and the Two Strings is based on a story by Google Spotlight Stories animator Shannon Tindle, with the screenplay written by Marc Haimes and ParaNorman writer and co-director Chris Butler.

Here’s the official synopsis:

“Kubo and the Two Strings” is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of “Game of Thrones”) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei), Akihiro (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), and Kameyo (Academy Award nominee Brenda Vaccaro). But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey), and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. With the help of his shamisen -- a magical musical instrument -- Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King (Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes) and the evil twin Sisters (Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara), to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family, and fulfill his heroic destiny.

Distributed by Focus Features, Kubo and the Two Strings opens nationwide on August 19, 2016.

Source: Focus Features

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.

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