Adventurous and Funny Trailer For Laika's New Stop-Motion Animated Film MISSING LINK

Laika has released the first trailer for their upcoming stop-motion animated movie Missing Link and it looks like a wonderfully charming and amusing adventure film!

The story centers on Mr. Link, an 8 foot tall, 630 lb creature covered in fur, who happens to be funny, sweet, and adorably literal. “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.”

Laika is the studio behind Coraline, ParaNorman, and Kubo and the Two Strings, and Missing link looks like it’s going to be yet another great film from the studio. They also brought in a great cast for the film that includes Hugh JackmanZach Galifianakis, Zoe SaldanaEmma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility), Stephen Fry (The Hobbit), Timothy Olyphant (Justified), Matt Lucas (Alice in Wonderland), David Walliams (Little Britain), Amrita Acharia (Game of Thrones) and Ching Valdes-Aran (Nurse Jackie). 

Missing Link was written and directed by Chris Butler (ParaNorman) and it will be released on April 19th, 2019. It’s said that the movie is “Bursting with humor, heart, and a profound message of acceptance and finding one’s place”.

Watch the trailer below and let us know what you think!

Here’s a more details plot summary:

The charismatic Sir Lionel Frost (voiced by Hugh Jackman) considers himself to be the world’s foremost investigator of myths and monsters. The trouble is none of his small-minded high-society peers seems to recognize this. Sir Lionel’s last chance for acceptance by the adventuring; elite rests on traveling to America’s Pacific Northwest to prove the existence of a legendary creature. A living remnant of Man’s primitive ancestry. The Missing Link.

Zach Galifianakis is Mr. Link: the slightly silly, surprisingly smart and soulful beast upon whom Sir Lionel’s dreams depend. As species go, he’s as endangered as they get; he’s the last of his kind, and he’s lonely. Proposing a daring quest to seek out his rumored distant relatives, he enlists Sir Lionel’s help in an odyssey around the world to find the fabled valley of Shangri-La.

Together with Adelina Fortnight (voiced by Zoe Saldana), an independent and resourceful adventurer who possesses the only known map to the group’s secret destination, the unlikely trio embarks on a riotous rollercoaster of a ride. Along the way, our fearless explorers encounter more than their fair share of peril, stalked at every turn by dastardly villains seeking to thwart their mission. Through it all, Mr. Link’s disarming charm and good-humored conviction provide the emotional and comedic foundation of this fun-filled family film.

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