Laika’s new stop-motion movie, Missing Link, will be in theaters on April 12th. Laika is one of my favorite movie studios when it comes to creating animations. You know their studio through Box Trolls, Caroline, and Kubo. What makes their studio and their movies so amazing is the visual story-telling that happens throughout the film. Be sure to read our Missing Link Review and enter the giveaway below!
I have been fortunate to work with Laika many times. The stages and puppets for the movies are hand designed and then printed with their own 3-D printers. They then build huge sets like miniature theaters and create rigors to move the characters through the scene and using photography to capture the movie. The entire movies is created this way with some CGI effects to enhance the scene.
Review by Myla Tosatto
The film studio, Laika, has a deep bench of great family movies. Their latest, Missing Link, follows in the same tradition as their other hits such as Coraline, Paranorman, Kubo and the Two Strings and my personal favorite, The Boxtrolls.
Missing Link is made for the whole family. Kids will love the story and the stop motion animation and adults will love the quick flying jokes. Link (Zach Galifianakis) will probably become a favorite with the cool kids set. He’s cute, lovable and needs just a bit of help. Oh, and he also wants to be called Susan. Help is provided by the buffoonish Sir Lionel Frost (Hugh Jackman), though he is doing it to help himself get into an exclusive traveling club. The two of them have a wonderful worldwide adventure. They are joined by Adelina Fortnight (Zoe Saladana), a dynamic adventurer who helps Sir Lionel realize that he needs a partner, not an employee.
Link, Sir Lionel and Adelina travel to Shangri-La to find a place where Link belongs. They are followed by the villainous Stenk (Timothy Olyphant) under the direction of Lord Piggot-Dunceb (Stephen Fry). The trio finds a tribe of Yeti ruled by The Elder (Emma Thompson). Will Link find his lost family? Will Sir Lionel get into the Gentlemen’s Club that he so desires? Will Stenk take out our trio? You should probably go see Missing Link and find out!*
*While you’re at it, watch The Boxtrolls if you haven’t seen it. It is simply amazing!!
About Missing Link:
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 Giveaway:
We are excited to give our readers a chance to win a Missing Link prize pack!
One (1) winner receives:
$25 Fandango gift card to see the film in theaters
PLUS prize pack including a Colored pencil set, Mini dry erase board, Puzzle, Sticker set, Drawstring backpack, and Orange socks!
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would take my wife and little niece
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I would love to see this movie with my two grandchildren. Thanks so much for the chance!!
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