Kubo and the Two Strings ★★★½

A children's fable with a bit more depth to it, this features some truly beautiful images and drawings, to go with a story that, while being simplistic, encompasses the usual power of family and a mother's love while also touching base with just a smattering of humor (mostly thanks to Charleze Theron, who plays not only the mother image, but the protector monkey charged with keeping the titular character safe... and yeah, there's more to it than that).

The witches and the moon dragon might scare young children, but I would take the chance and show this to almost any child if nothing more than an introduction to an art form and with it a bit of creativity.

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