Missing Link, the latest film from Laika, is right up my alley. First off, it’s stop-motion. Remember Kubo and the Two Strings? My family absolutely loved that film, also from Laika Studios, along with ParaNorman and Coraline.
Stop motion is part of my life now that I have a daughter in the stop-motion program at Sheridan College near Toronto. She is in the middle of making a film for her junior year, and we’re so excited to see where it goes.
The other reason I’m excited about this film is that it’s about traveling and finding your tribe. It’s so important to be surrounded by people who cheer you on, especially when you’re traveling, and away from your family and friends.
If you’re also a stop motion fan, love animated films, or you simply enjoy a story with a good message, you’re going to want to see this movie. Called charming and fun, kids of all ages are going to be smitten with Mr. Link.
Missing Link from Laika Studios
From Laika: 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.
Sneak Peek Trailer: Missing Link from Laika Studio
Watch the trailer now to meet Mr. Link, as he recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost to help find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, this trio of explorers travel the world to help their new friend.
Missing Link is directed and written by Chris Butler, and produced by Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner, who I interviewed for Kubo and the Two Strings. They are such an amazing team!
Take a look at the cast! I am so excited to see Zoe Saldana, who I met on set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. The film also stars Hugh Jackman, Zach Galifianakis, Timothy Olyphant, David Walliams, Emma Thompson, Matt Lucas, Ching Valdes-Aran, Stephen Fry, and Amrita Acharia.
Follow along on the Missing Link movie website and with hashtag #MissingLink on your social channels.
MISSING LINK opens in theaters on April 12, 2019. I can’t wait!