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Kubo and the Two Strings

Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017

The SHOOT stories that generated the most engagement (clicks to view) in 2017 delved into subject matter ranging from groundbreaking Oscar nominees in animation and VFX, to Agency of the Year coverage, the announcement of filmmakers selected for SHOOT’s 2017 New Directors...

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017

The Jungle Book (Disney) scored five Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards on Tuesday night (2/7), including the marquee honor for outstanding VFX in a photoreal feature. The 15th annual competition’s other top award, best effects in an animated feature, went to Kubo and the Two...

Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Zootopia won the top honor as it was named Best Animated Feature at the 44th Annual Annie Awards, Saturday evening (2/4) at UCLA’s  Royce Hall. Zootopia garned a total of six Annies: Outstanding Storyboarding--Dean Wellins; Outstanding Character...

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017

The long and short of it when it comes to the unconventional in Oscar nominations can be found in the animated film categories. On the former score, Kubo and the Two Strings (Laika/Focus Features) scored a pair of nominations--for Best Animated Feature Film and for Achievement in Visual...

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced the nominees for the 15th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video games and the VFX supervisors, VFX producers and...

Monday, Nov. 28, 2016

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations for its 44th Annual Annie Awards™ recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation. 

This year’s Best Animated Feature nominations are: Finding Dory (Pixar Animation Studios), Kubo and the...

Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016

Early in "Kubo and the Two Strings," our hero meekly strides into an ancient Japanese village marketplace the way Toshiro Mifune might have entered a Kurosawa film, but with greater bustle.

Kubo, a young boy with bangs draped over his patched eye, is no traditional warrior. He sits down,...

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