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WestportNow
Granger at the Movies: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ ‘Southside With You,’ ‘Equity’stop-motion animation company, Laika Films (“Coraline,” “ParaNorman,” “The Boxt
Granger at the Movies: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ ‘Southside With You,’ ‘Equity’
WestportNow / Posted 21 hours ago
stop-motion animation company, Laika Films (“Coraline,” “ParaNorman,” “The Boxtrolls”), it’s written by Marc Haimes & Chris Butler and directed by Laika’s president/CEO, Travis Knight, son of Nike chairman Phil Knight. While the folkloric... Read more
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The Mercury News
Nike heir Travis Knight followed dad's advice to forge his own path -- as animator, filmmakerearlier features earned Oscar nominations, and each grossed more than $100 mill
Nike heir Travis Knight followed dad's advice to forge his own path -- as animator, filmmaker
The Mercury News / Posted yesterday
earlier features earned Oscar nominations, and each grossed more than $100 million worldwide. Written by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler from an original story by Haimes and Shannon Tindle, "Kubo" is Knight's first film as director. But he has been... Read more
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Advocate Tribune
Movie review: Stop-motion ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ has all the right movesbest all-around movies.� Ed Symkus covers movies for More Content Now.�Kubo and
Movie review: Stop-motion ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ has all the right moves
Advocate Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
best all-around movies.� Ed Symkus covers movies for More Content Now.�Kubo and the Two Strings�Written By Marc Haimes and Chris Butler; directed by Travis KnightWith voices of Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes, Matthew McConaughey,... Read more
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The Examiner
Movie review: Stop-motion ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ has all the right movesbest all-around movies.� Ed Symkus covers movies for More Content Now.�Kubo and
Movie review: Stop-motion ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ has all the right moves
The Examiner / Posted 6 days ago
best all-around movies.� Ed Symkus covers movies for More Content Now.�Kubo and the Two Strings�Written By Marc Haimes and Chris Butler; directed by Travis KnightWith voices of Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes, Matthew McConaughey,... Read more
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Arkansas Times
A new animation kingfrom some canny stylistic choices by director Travis Knight (yep, Phil's kid).
A new animation king
Arkansas Times / Posted 6 days ago
from some canny stylistic choices by director Travis Knight (yep, Phil's kid). His work and the script by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler (an animator on previous Laika features) wisely build the story around what the animators can do best — in this... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
How the son of Nike's founder carved his own path in animation with movies like 'Kubo'previous features earned Oscar nominations, and each grossed more than $100 mil
How the son of Nike's founder carved his own path in animation with movies like 'Kubo'
Chicago Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
previous features earned Oscar nominations, and each grossed more than $100 million worldwide. Written by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler, from an original story by Haimes and Shannon Tindle, “Kubo” is Knight’s first film as a director, but the... Read more
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Tribune Chronicle
Still king of the hillThomas Aquinas (65) and Smithville (67). Austintown Fitch boys and girls, alon
Still king of the hill
Tribune Chronicle / Posted 8 days ago
Thomas Aquinas (65) and Smithville (67). Austintown Fitch boys and girls, along with Boardman boys competed there. Senior Chris Butler of the Spartans took 13th in his race (16:34.2), one of the area runners to watch this season. Considering the... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Travis Knight: How the scion of the Nike empire found his calling making animated movies like 'Kubo and the Two Strings'previous features earned Oscar nominations, and each grossed more than $100 mil
Travis Knight: How the scion of the Nike empire found his calling making animated movies like 'Kubo and the Two Strings'
Los Angeles Times / Posted 9 days ago
previous features earned Oscar nominations, and each grossed more than $100 million worldwide. Written by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler, from an original story by Haimes and Shannon Tindle, “Kubo” is Knight’s first film as a director, but the... Read more
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Rolla Daily News
Stop-motion ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ has all the right movesbest all-around movies.� Ed Symkus covers movies for More Content Now.�Kubo and
Stop-motion ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ has all the right moves
Rolla Daily News / Posted 9 days ago
best all-around movies.� Ed Symkus covers movies for More Content Now.�Kubo and the Two Strings�Written By Marc Haimes and Chris Butler; directed by Travis KnightWith voices of Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes, Matthew McConaughey,... Read more
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The Neosho Daily News
Movie review: Stop-motion ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ has all the right movesbest all-around movies.� Ed Symkus covers movies for More Content Now.�Kubo and
Movie review: Stop-motion ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ has all the right moves
The Neosho Daily News / Posted 9 days ago
best all-around movies.� Ed Symkus covers movies for More Content Now.�Kubo and the Two Strings�Written By Marc Haimes and Chris Butler; directed by Travis KnightWith voices of Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes, Matthew McConaughey,... Read more
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Kirksville Daily Express
Stop-motion ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ has all the right movesbest all-around movies.� Ed Symkus covers movies for More Content Now.�Kubo and
Stop-motion ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ has all the right moves
Kirksville Daily Express / Posted 9 days ago
best all-around movies.� Ed Symkus covers movies for More Content Now.�Kubo and the Two Strings�Written By Marc Haimes and Chris Butler; directed by Travis KnightWith voices of Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes, Matthew McConaughey,... Read more
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Linn County Leader
Stop-motion ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ has all the right movesbest all-around movies.� Ed Symkus covers movies for More Content Now.�Kubo and
Stop-motion ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ has all the right moves
Linn County Leader / Posted 9 days ago
best all-around movies.� Ed Symkus covers movies for More Content Now.�Kubo and the Two Strings�Written By Marc Haimes and Chris Butler; directed by Travis KnightWith voices of Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes, Matthew McConaughey,... Read more
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ChillicotheNews
Stop-motion ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ has all the right movesbest all-around movies.� Ed Symkus covers movies for More Content Now.�Kubo and
Stop-motion ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ has all the right moves
ChillicotheNews / Posted 9 days ago
best all-around movies.� Ed Symkus covers movies for More Content Now.�Kubo and the Two Strings�Written By Marc Haimes and Chris Butler; directed by Travis KnightWith voices of Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes, Matthew McConaughey,... Read more
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Boonville Daily News
Stop-motion ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ has all the right movesbest all-around movies.� Ed Symkus covers movies for More Content Now.�Kubo and
Stop-motion ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ has all the right moves
Boonville Daily News / Posted 9 days ago
best all-around movies.� Ed Symkus covers movies for More Content Now.�Kubo and the Two Strings�Written By Marc Haimes and Chris Butler; directed by Travis KnightWith voices of Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes, Matthew McConaughey,... Read more
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Post Magazine
Post Blogthe characters and the original story. Marc Haimes developed the story with Tin
Post Blog
Post Magazine / Posted 10 days ago
the characters and the original story. Marc Haimes developed the story with Tindle and then wrote the screenplay with Chris Butler. Laika artists began developing Kubo and the Two Strings, as it became a love letter to Japanese culture. The... Read more
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Mount Shasta Area Newspapers
Stop-motion ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ has all the right movesbest all-around movies.� Ed Symkus covers movies for More Content Now.�Kubo and
Stop-motion ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ has all the right moves
Mount Shasta Area Newspapers / Posted 10 days ago
best all-around movies.� Ed Symkus covers movies for More Content Now.�Kubo and the Two Strings�Written By Marc Haimes and Chris Butler; directed by Travis KnightWith voices of Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes, Matthew McConaughey,... Read more
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The Seattle Times
‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ unfolds animated tale with stunning visualsTagawa, Brenda Vaccaro, Rooney Mara, Matthew McConaughey. Directed by Travis Kn
‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ unfolds animated tale with stunning visuals
The Seattle Times / Posted 12 days ago
Tagawa, Brenda Vaccaro, Rooney Mara, Matthew McConaughey. Directed by Travis Knight, from a screenplay by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler. 101 minutes. Rated PG for thematic elements, scary images, action and peril. Several theaters. What matters... Read more
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Animation World Network
Watch Two New Clips from LAIKA’s ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’Spotlight Stories animator Shannon Tindle, with the screenplay written by Marc
Watch Two New Clips from LAIKA’s ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’
Animation World Network / Posted 12 days ago
Spotlight Stories animator Shannon Tindle, with the screenplay written by Marc Haimes and ParaNorman writer and co-director Chris Butler. The film marks the directorial debut of LAIKA head Travis Knight, who also served as the lead animator for the... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
'Kubo and the Two Strings' spins a wondrous stop-motion yarnlike major revelations than poignant confirmations of what you may have guessed
'Kubo and the Two Strings' spins a wondrous stop-motion yarn
Los Angeles Times / Posted 12 days ago
like major revelations than poignant confirmations of what you may have guessed all along. As scripted by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler, “Kubo and the Two Strings” feels less like a continuous narrative than a series of episodes, each one retelling... Read more
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Boston Globe
‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ is top-notch animationa 3-D movie with a one-eyed boy for a hero. KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS Directed
‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ is top-notch animation
Boston Globe / Posted 12 days ago
a 3-D movie with a one-eyed boy for a hero. KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS Directed by Travis Knight. Written by Marc Haimes, Chris Butler, and Shannon Tindle. Featuring the voices of Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes, Matthew McConaughey.... Read more
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iol.co.za
5 stars: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ reviewisn’t afraid of venturing into dark places , the screenplay, by former DreamWor
5 stars: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ review
iol.co.za / Posted 12 days ago
isn’t afraid of venturing into dark places , the screenplay, by former DreamWorks exec Marc Haimes and ParaNorman director Chris Butler, never does so at the expense of a prevailing sense of wonder and tender emotional touchstones. Neither does the... Read more
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The Arizona Republic
Move over, Pixar: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ is stunningas lead animator on Laika’s “Coraline,” “ParaNorman” and “The Box Trolls,” from
Move over, Pixar: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ is stunning
The Arizona Republic / Posted 12 days ago
as lead animator on Laika’s “Coraline,” “ParaNorman” and “The Box Trolls,” from an original script by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler. And it looks fantastic, from the opening scene of a lonely boat tossed by towering waves to a thrilling battle... Read more
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USA Today
'Kubo' is a gorgeous coming-of-age story with Asian rootswell-crafted animated film so far in 2016. It’s a personal and somewhat tragic
'Kubo' is a gorgeous coming-of-age story with Asian roots
USA Today / Posted 13 days ago
well-crafted animated film so far in 2016. It’s a personal and somewhat tragic fable, and the script by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler truly invests the audience in Kubo’s well-being. But Kubo also manages to have a great sense of humor,... Read more
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Salt Lake City Weekly
Go Quest, Young Maninto the glowing sunset. The heart of Kubo, however, is in the skill with whic
Go Quest, Young Man
Salt Lake City Weekly / Posted 13 days ago
into the glowing sunset. The heart of Kubo, however, is in the skill with which its screenplay (by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler) allows us to invest in this specific story while building its thematic framework on a foundation much more... Read more
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Fort Worth Weekly
Paperboywhy the comic relief here isn’t as fresh as in other Laika films, though that m
Paperboy
Fort Worth Weekly / Posted 13 days ago
why the comic relief here isn’t as fresh as in other Laika films, though that may also be down to writers Marc Haimes and Chris Butler being off their game. Composer Dario Marianelli tries to incorporate traditional Japanese instruments into a... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Summer Shakespeare: A critic's take on the secret to theatrical successthe comic confusion with a farrago of accents and theatrical mannerisms. This i
Summer Shakespeare: A critic's take on the secret to theatrical success
Los Angeles Times / Posted 14 days ago
the comic confusion with a farrago of accents and theatrical mannerisms. This is a country where lovesick Duke Orsino (Chris Butler) sounds like a Southern politician and the reliably soused Sir Toby Belch (Stephen Caffrey) seems to have sprung... Read more
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Animation World Network
Regina Spektor Gently Weeps for LAIKA’s ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’Spotlight Stories animator Shannon Tindle, with the screenplay written by Marc
Regina Spektor Gently Weeps for LAIKA’s ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’
Animation World Network / Posted 14 days ago
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... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
‘Ben-Hur’ to Bomb at $12 Million, ‘Kubo’ and ‘War Dogs’ Will Come in SteadyArt Parkinson, Ralph Fiennes, George Takei, Cary Hiroyuki-Tagawa and Rooney Mar
‘Ben-Hur’ to Bomb at $12 Million, ‘Kubo’ and ‘War Dogs’ Will Come in Steady
Houston Chronicle / Posted 14 days ago
Art Parkinson, Ralph Fiennes, George Takei, Cary Hiroyuki-Tagawa and Rooney Mara. It was written by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler, from a story by Shannon Tindle and Haimes. The film was directed by Travis Knight. Finally, “War Dogs” is... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Review: Laika’s Latest Stuns Visually If Not Narrativelyas the hills, loosely based on Japanese folklore, and rather than trick it out
‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Review: Laika’s Latest Stuns Visually If Not Narratively
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 18 days ago
as the hills, loosely based on Japanese folklore, and rather than trick it out with newfangled plot twists, screenwriters Chris Butler (“ParaNorman”) and Marc Haimes, working from a story by Haimes and Shannon Tindle, delve headfirst into the... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Review: Laika’s Latest Stuns Visually If Not Narrativelyas the hills, loosely based on Japanese folklore, and rather than trick it out
‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Review: Laika’s Latest Stuns Visually If Not Narratively
Houston Chronicle / Posted 18 days ago
as the hills, loosely based on Japanese folklore, and rather than trick it out with newfangled plot twists, screenwriters Chris Butler (“ParaNorman”) and Marc Haimes, working from a story by Haimes and Shannon Tindle, delve headfirst into the... Read more
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Variety
‘Kubo and the Two Strings’à la Joseph Campbell, with the Eastern tradition of great samurai tales. It’s a
‘Kubo and the Two Strings’
Variety / Posted 18 days ago
à la Joseph Campbell, with the Eastern tradition of great samurai tales. It’s as if screenwriters Marc Haimes and Chris Butler studied “Star Wars” and decided to trace certain aspects of that pop space opera back to their Akira... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Calgary Flames18, 2014, as Bob Hartley decided to start the game with Brian McGrattan, Kevin
Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Calgary Flames
Yahoo Sports / Posted 25 days ago
18, 2014, as Bob Hartley decided to start the game with Brian McGrattan, Kevin Westgarth, Blair Jones, Ladislav Smid, and Chris Butler. Those are not five players anybody sends out at any one time if the goal is to win. Some context: the Canucks... Read more
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Queensland Times
Shooting for silverware keeps Ipswich team focusedprevious Cup match, beating Acacia Ridge 6-1. Matt Baker is goalkeeper for the
Shooting for silverware keeps Ipswich team focused
Queensland Times / Posted 27 days ago
previous Cup match, beating Acacia Ridge 6-1. Matt Baker is goalkeeper for the Knights in Friday night's semi-final. Chris Butler will captain the side. Meanwhile, former Knights captain Igor Sao Jose shared in the astonishing FFA Cup... Read more
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Animation World Network
Explore the World of ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ with New Interactive MapSpotlight Stories animator Shannon Tindle, with the screenplay written by Marc
Explore the World of ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ with New Interactive Map
Animation World Network / Posted 28 days ago
Spotlight Stories animator Shannon Tindle, with the screenplay written by Marc Haimes and ParaNorman writer and co-director Chris Butler. A stop-motion samurai action film with an unprecedented scope, Kubo and the Two Strings is LAIKA’s most... Read more
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North Wales Pioneer
Two kittens dumped in tied-up plastic bag find new owner in Llandudnocould not get over it. “They were playing and investigating. They are so cute
Two kittens dumped in tied-up plastic bag find new owner in Llandudno
North Wales Pioneer / Posted 29 days ago
could not get over it. “They were playing and investigating. They are so cute and loving.” Kennel and cattery supervisor Chris Butler said: “We are delighted that they have gone to their forever home and have been rehomed with another kitten we... Read more
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Animation World Network
WATCH: New Featurettes Delve into the Mythology of ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’Spotlight Stories animator Shannon Tindle, with the screenplay written by Marc
WATCH: New Featurettes Delve into the Mythology of ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’
Animation World Network / Posted 29 days ago
Spotlight Stories animator Shannon Tindle, with the screenplay written by Marc Haimes and ParaNorman writer and co-director Chris Butler. Discover the myth of Kubo in this new featurette, which includes commentary from director Travis Knight and... Read more
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The North Wales Chronicle
Two kittens dumped in tied-up plastic bag find new owner in Llandudnocould not get over it. “They were playing and investigating. They are so cute
Two kittens dumped in tied-up plastic bag find new owner in Llandudno
The North Wales Chronicle / Posted 30 days ago
could not get over it. “They were playing and investigating. They are so cute and loving.” Kennel and cattery supervisor Chris Butler said: “We are delighted that they have gone to their forever home and have been rehomed with another kitten we... Read more

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