You’ll Never Believe How the Filmmakers at Laika Made These ‘Kubo’ Puppets

Monkey on the mountain

During a journey through snowy lands, Kubo spends time with another friend, Monkey, voiced by Charlize Theron. This puppet was also a big challenge for the design team at Laika, said Hayns, because the studio had never attempted a fully furred animal before. In fact, she said when puppeteers hear the words “fully furred,” they often want to run, because of the complexity of creating such an animal.