Show Notes for Episode 290, “If You Must Blink, Do It Now”


“Review: ‘Kubo And The Two Strings’ Is A Stop-Motion Masterpiece” by David Ehrlich, IndieWire

“Kubo and the Two Strings is a gorgeous stop-motion homage to Kurosawa and the power of stories” by Aja Romano, Vox

“Review: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ is a gorgeous and somber stop-motion fantasy” by Drew McWeeny, HitFix

“Film Review: Kubo and the Two Strings” by Dominick Suzanne-Mayer, Consequence of Sound

“Inside Laika studios, where stop-motion animation goes high tech” by Tasha Robinson, The Verge

“EXCLUSIVE: Laika Chief Travis Knight Reveals Future Plans For Studio” by Amid Amidi, Cartoon Brew

“Nike empire’s scion followed his dad’s advice and carved his own path, making movies including ‘Kubo'” by Rebecca Keegan, Los Angeles Times

“Travis Knight Explains ‘Absurd’ Decision to Make Stop-Motion Epic ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’” by Steve Pond, The Wrap

“Kubo and the Two Strings Featurette – Creating the VFX Masterpiece”

“Kubo and the Two Strings ‘Creatures of Darkness’ Featurette”

“Go Behind the Scenes of Kubo and the Two Strings | stop-motion and voice production”

“Kanye West’s McDonald’s poem, illustrated” by Dami Lee, The Verge


  1. “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” by Regina Spektor, Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
  2. “Getting in Tune” by The Who, Who’s Next (1971)