We Laika this. We Laika this a lot.
The stop-motion, CG animators who brought us Coraline, ParaNorman, and Kubo and the Two Strings are back with a new trailer for their latest cinematic adventure, Missing Link.
Hugh Jackman voices Sir Lionel Frost, a gentlemanly explorer who befriends “Mr. Link,” a.k.a. Big Foot, a.k.a. Sasquatch, a.k.a. Susan (voiced by Zach Galifanikis). Susan is the last of his kind and he’s lonely, so Lionel embarks on an international road trip to seek out the missing link’s lost cousins, the fabled yeti in the mythic Shangri-La.
Chris Butler, who wrote and co-directed ParaNorman, returns to the director’s chair for Missing Link, which also features the voice of Zoe Saldana as Adelina Fortnight, an adventurer aiding Susan and Lionel in their journey.
Laika Studios, the name behind Missing Link, has been largely out of the headlines since Kubo in 2016. That’s because it takes a heck of a long time to perfect stop-motion animation. (See Jackman posing next to his real-life character doll.)
But whenever the studio re-emerges with a new project, it’s usually a treat — and this one comes with the additional voice talents of Timothy Olyphant, David Walliams, Emma Thompson, Matt Lucas, Ching Valdes-Aran, Stephen Fry, and Amrita Acharia.
Missing Link is scheduled for theaters on April 12.
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