Kubo And The Two Strings was a gorgeous underrated film for Laika Animation. Now for 2019, the award-winning animation studio is returning with Missing Link. Today Lionsgate Films has released the first Trailer and things are about to get a little bit ‘hairy’.
Hugh Jackman voices Sir Lionel Frost and Zach Galifianakis as Mr.Link the soulful fabled beast whom Frost discovers… A bigfoot! The pair finds themselves on an adventure to the four corners of the world with some unexpected results.
This looks typical Laika, beautifully crafted stop-animation, a high standard of animation. A fun film and Galifianakis certainly shines in this one…
Hugh Jackman is Sir Lionel frost: a brave and dashing adventurer who considers himself to be the world’s foremost investigator of myths and monsters. The trouble is, no one else seems to agree. He sees a chance to prove himself by travelling to America’s Pacific Northwest to discover the world’s most 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 who Sir Lionel discovers. As species go, he’s as endangered as they get; he’s possibly the last of his kind, he’s lonely, and he believes that Sir Lionel is the one man alive who can help him. Together they set out on a daring quest around the world to seek out Link’s distant relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La.
Along with the independent and resourceful Adelina Fortnight (Zoe Saldana), who possesses the only known map to the group’s secret destination, the unlikely trio embarks on a riotous rollercoaster ride of a journey. 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-humoured conviction provide the emotional and comedic foundation of this fun-filled family movie.
The film will have the voice talents of Zoe Saldana, Timothy Olyphant, David Wailliams, Emma Thompson, Matt Lucas, Ching Valdes-Aran, Stephen Fry, and Amrita Acharia.
Missing Link will be released in the UK and Ireland from April 5th 2019 (the U.S release 12th April 2019).
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