Kubo and the Two Strings parents guide

Kubo and the Two Strings

The power of music is magic.

Overall B

The quiet life of Kubo (voice of Art Parkinson) is lost by the reawakening of an ancient spirit seeking revenge. With this force unleashed, the young boy runs for his life with only the help of a Monkey (voice of Charlize Theron), a Beetle (voice of Matthew McConaughey), and a magical musical instrument.

Release date August 19, 2016

Violence C+
Sexual Content A-
Profanity A
Substance Use A

Why is Kubo and the Two Strings rated PG? The MPAA rated Kubo and the Two Strings PG for thematic elements, scary images, action and peril.

Run Time: 101 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Kubo and the Two Strings rated PG? Kubo and the Two Strings is rated PG by the MPAA for thematic elements, scary images, action and peril.

Violence: Characters engage in battles and fights with various weapons, including arrows, swords, chains and hooks. Some wounds, blood and scars are shown. A character has a missing eye (he wears an eyepatch) and is being hunted by family members who want to take away his other one. Origami figures fight with one another, and paper limbs are cut off. Discussions occur about the death of a parent who was killed protecting his family. Other family members are portrayed as evil and murderous. Scary characters and frightening/bizarre creatures are depicted. Magical transformations occur. Characters, including a child, are in life threatening situations. Injuries and deaths are implied. Fish are caught, chopped up and eaten.

Sexual Content: A paper chicken shoots eggs out of it’s behind. A woman tucks lint into her cleavage.

Language: None noted.

Alcohol / Drug Use: None noted.

Other: A celebration is held where families visit the graves of loved ones, talk and pray for them, and then light lamps in their honor. Other discussions occur about what happens to those who die. The spirits of some of the departed are depicted.

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Kubo and the Two Strings
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence.
Alberta PG Frightening Scenes.
Manitoba PG Not Recommeded for Young Children.
Ontario PG Some Scary Scenes, Cartoon/Animation Violence.
Quebec G Not Recommended For Young Children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

Kubo and the Two Strings is directed by Travis Knight and stars Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Matthew McConaughey.

From the Studio: 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. © Focus Features

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Kubo and the Two Strings movie is November 22, 2016. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Kubo and the Two Strings
Release Date: 22 November 2016
Kubo and the Two Strings releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy or Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) with the following special features:
- Feature Audio Commentary with Director/Producer Travis Knight
- Kubo’s Journey
- Corners of the Earth
- The Myth of Kubo

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