Back in 2016, I visited Laika Studios in Portland to get a behind the scenes look at Kubo and the Two Strings. It’s still one of my all-time favorite experiences. Kubo was in post production at that time, but there were hot sets hidden behind curtains and a whole lot of mystery surrounding their next project. It’s so cool to finally see what was going on behind those mysterious curtains! (I tried to find out all the things when I was there. Laika is really good at keeping their secrets.) The cat is fully out of the bag, and their latest film Missing Link hitting theaters on April 12, 2019!
Missing Link Official Trailer
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.
If you have an Echo device, make sure you ask Alexa about the Missing Link skill.
When you say “Alexa, open Missing Link” you’ll be welcomed to Missing Link Adventures. It’s a new Amazon Alexa skill for the whole family to enjoy. In the interactive story you’ll meet Mr. Link and fellow explorers Sir Lionel Frost and Adelina Fortnight. Not only will it entertain, the audio story will teach the importance of bravery, kindness and fitness!
Written and directed by Chris Butler, Missing Link stars Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis, Timothy Olyphant, David Walliams, Emma Thompson, Matt Lucas, Ching Valdes-Aran, Stephen Fry, and Amrita Acharia. Missing Link opens in theaters on April 12, 2019.