The latest film from acclaimed animation studio Laika (Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls) stars the voices of Matthew McConaughey and Charlize Theron.

Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic action-adventure about a boy whose quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a mythical spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta.

Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of Game of Thrones) ekes out a humble living, telling fantastical stories to the people of his seaside town. But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a mythical 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.

Kubo and the Two Strings

The all-star cast also includes George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and Academy Award nominee Brenda Vaccaro.

Kubo and the Two Strings is in cinemas from August 18. www.kubothemovie.com.au

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HOW TO ENTER: Enter via the form below. *Entrants agree to receive future promotional offers from Bmag. Each family pass is for 4 seats. This prize is not redeemable for cash and cannot be transferred. Competition closes 9am, Monday 1 August. UPDATE: This competition has closed. Winners are Rachel Blaby, Peta Harding, Vik Bhatia, David Leung, Claire Howard, Donna Cuevas, Erin Ashton, Lou Haines, Hwee Chong, Julie Baker, Robyn Wessling, Sue Baker, Melinda Laundon, Stephen De Martin and Gayle Ramsay.