Delightful First Trailer for Laika's New Stop-Motion Film 'Missing Link'
"Meet Mr. Link!" Annapurna has unveiled the first full-length trailer for Missing Link, the next fun movie from Portland-based stop-motion animation studio Laika (of Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, Kubo and the Two Strings previously). The story introduces us to Mr. Link, a big furry creature, and the man who is out to hunt him and prove his existence: the charismatic Sir Lionel Frost. This seems a bit like another take on Bigfoot, but from the perspective of the humble Mr. Link. Featuring the voices of Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis, Timothy Olyphant, David Walliams, Emma Thompson, Matt Lucas, Ching Valdes-Aran, Stephen Fry, and Amrita Acharia. This looks delightful!! I'm a sucker for anything Laika makes, and I'm really looking forward to this. There's something magical about their films.
Here's the first official trailer (+ two posters) for Chris Butler's Missing Link, direct from YouTube:
This April, meet Mr. Link: 8 feet tall, 630 lbs, and covered in fur, but don’t let his appearance fool you… he is funny, sweet, and adorably literal, making him the world’s most lovable legend at the heart of Missing Link, the globe-trotting family adventure from LAIKA. Tired of living a solitary life in the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Link recruits fearless explorer Sir Lionel Frost to guide him on a journey to find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, our fearless trio of explorers encounter more than their fair share of peril as they travel to the far reaches of the world to help their new friend. Through it all, the three learn that sometimes you can find a family in the places you least expect. Missing Link is written and directed by English filmmaker Chris Butler, director of Laika's ParaNorman previously, as well as head of story at Laika and a storyboard artist. Annapurna Pictures will release Laika's Missing Link in theaters everywhere starting April 12th, 2019 next year. First impression?
Reader Feedback - 4 Comments
I LOVED "Kubo and the Two Strings" and got to see the incredible Laika exhibit at the Portland Art Museum. But then Will Vinton died and I found out the truth of how Laika came to be...and now..I'm not sure if I'm a fan anymore...
THE_RAW_ on Nov 8, 2018
Kubo is one of the best films made in the last few years. Can't wait for this.
Jon Odishaw on Nov 8, 2018
So many people feel being that link these days. Might be fun ...
shiboleth on Nov 8, 2018
YAY for Laika! Getting things done!
DAVIDPD on Nov 8, 2018
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