Laika Returns with First Trailer for Stop-Motion Adventure 'Missing Link'

Mr. Link, of course.

Annapurna Pictures has released the first Missing Link trailer, revealing the latest stop-motion animated film from the prestigious LAIKA Animation Studios. Exhausted 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.

The unlikely pair aren't alone on their escapade, however, as Zoe Saldana's fearless adventurer Adelina Fortnight joins Link and Frost to make the mission a three-person one.

As sometimes happens, the U.S. trailer - also released today - gives a slightly different look at the film.

Missing Link appears - both visually and in terms of the feel-good nature of the story and relationship between the central characters - to be standard, stunning stuff for LAIKA But, as writer-director Butler previously explained, the film found inspiration in a place that's quite interesting for stop-motion animation: early 1980s action-adventure movies, namely George Lucas' Raiders of the Lost Ark.

The way that Laika combines stop-motion craftsmanship with digital technology continues to be unique within the industry.

Butler, who wrote and directed the studio's acclaimed Oscar and BATFA Award-nominated 2012 movie ParaNorman, and also worked on features such as Tim Burton's The Corpse Bride and Laika's Coraline and Kubo and the Two Strings, says he loves telling stories that are outside the realm of traditional animated movies. So it's a big epic roller coaster ride...

Back at this year's San Diego Comic-Con we got our first peek at what will be LAIKA's fifth major theatrical release since their inception in 2005, Missing Link. Are you going to check out Missing Link?

"We basically took a grab bag of everything we've done and tried to push it farther", Butler explained.

The voice cast also includes award-winning actors from all corners of the world, such as Oscar victor Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility), Stephen Fry (The Hobbit), Timothy Olyphant (Justified), Matt Lucas (Alice In Wonderland), David Walliams (Little Britain), Amrita Acharia (Game of Thrones), and Ching Valdes-Aran (Nurse Jackie). "People think of it as slightly creepy, and I I wanted to step out of the shadows with this movie", he admits.

Related News:

  • U.S. Attorney General Sessions Resigns, Throwing Doubt On Russia Probe

    Winning confirmation in the Senate may become easier because Republicans gained seats in Tuesday's midterm elections. He also was not confirmed by the Senate, since he does not hold one of the top posts that meet this bar.
    Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union Welcome Baby Girl After Secret Surrogacy

    Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union Welcome Baby Girl After Secret Surrogacy

    The Miami Heat player is already a father to sons Zaire, 16, Zion, 11, and Xavier, four, from previous relationships. The couple both shared sweet photos of them cuddling up to the newborn, whose name is yet to be revealed.
    Amazon Alexa Now Available for all Windows 10 Devices

    Amazon Alexa Now Available for all Windows 10 Devices

    The image above, from user FaiKee on Twitter, shows the issue that some users are facing with the activation of their install. Microsoft has just released an Emerging issue announcement about current activation issue related to Pro edition recently.
  • Meg Ryan, John Mellencamp engaged, confirmed by Meg Ryan Instagram photo

    She was just an angel sent to me at the right time", Mellencamp told radio personality Howard Stern at the time. Ryan has a son named Jack with Quaid, as well as a daughter, Daisy , whom she adopted after her divorce.
    Blizzard Working on Multiple Mobile Games

    Blizzard Working on Multiple Mobile Games

    No release date for Diablo Immortal has been announced, nor has Blizzard said if it will be a free or paid game. After all, you can't exactly make a financially successful game if nobody wants to play it.
    Surfer fights off shark then drives himself to hospital

    Surfer fights off shark then drives himself to hospital

    On Monday, a shark killed a man in an island harbour in the Whitsunday Islands where two tourists were mauled in September. Mr Samuels urged all residents to adhere to the beach closures and to phone Triple 0 in the case of any marine emergency.
  • Russian Federation  probe 'under threat' after Sessions fired

    Russian Federation probe 'under threat' after Sessions fired

    Democrats voiced fears the removal of the top USA law enforcement officer may be an attempt to undermine or end the investigation. He looked close to tears as he was applauded by the staff on his way out of the justice department building on Wednesday night.
    Google to overhaul sexual harassment policies following employee walkout

    Google to overhaul sexual harassment policies following employee walkout

    But the Tech Workers Coalition, which backed last week's action, said the measures did not go almost far enough, particularly where it related to contractors who worked with the firm.
    Taron Egerton confirms he WON'T be back as Eggsy in 'Kingsman 3'

    Taron Egerton confirms he WON'T be back as Eggsy in 'Kingsman 3'

    Egerton has exploded onto the scene since the first Kingsman film was released, and he's nabbed a few major roles as of late. After his turn as Robin Hood later this month, the actor will portray music icon Elton John in the 2019 biopic Rocketman .
  • Steve Hansen believes Eddie Jones unaffected by pressure

    Steve Hansen believes Eddie Jones unaffected by pressure

    You've got to be in the game and, when you get the opportunity to score points, you've got to be good enough to take them. There's lots of other reasons we didn't win the third Lions test.
    Sessions exit raises fears over Russian Federation  investigation

    Sessions exit raises fears over Russian Federation investigation

    However, the publication cited anonymous sources, and added that it was not clear how serious the president was about the idea. Democrats worry that firing Sessions is a path to removing special counsel Robert Mueller and trying to end the probe.

    FOMC announcement: Fed keeps interest rates steady

    Trump has criticized the central bank for raising rates "too fast", calling the Fed the biggest threat to the USA economy. If Jerome Powell, the Fed's chairman, sounds calm about inflation, the markets will rally.


Most liked

ARCore APK teardown reveals Google working on two mid-range phones
A teardown of the latest version by AndroidPolice contains two codenames that can't be linked to any known device. Bonito isn't the only codename found in the APK file, however, as the outlet also found a reference to Sargo.

Thousand Oaks shooting victim, survivors lived through Vegas massacre
Witnesses described a tall man, wearing all black with a hood covering part of his face, entering the bar shortly before midnight. Multiple people were killed in a mass shooting at a crowded bar in Thousand Oaks, California , late Wednesday, officials said .

Celtic v RB Leipzig
RB Leipzig have scored at least two goals in their last four Europa league games, although they have conceded a total of nine in that time. "We'll put this one down to me".

Xiaomi officially enters the United Kingdom with the Mi 8 Pro
Pre-orders for the Redmi 6A from Three start tomorrow for delivery on November 21. We are thrilled to make great strides by announcing our arrival in the UK.

Pacific Rim And Altered Carbon Anime Projects Coming From Netflix
Fans of the American tv show Atlanta will recognize the voice of Lakeith Stanfield who will be voicing protagonist Yasuke . It is to be produced by Shanty Harmayn and Tanya Yuson at BASE Entertainment, a studio based in Jakarta and Singapore.

Soccer Advances To NCAA Tournament
Last season the team made it to the third round, which is the furthest WSU has ever made it in the tournament. The Bulldogs earned an at-large bid in this year's tournament field, announced on Monday.

Disney plans new Star Wars prequel series
Luna said in a statement that the format would be a chance to "explore this character more deeply". If you sense a disturbance in the Force, you're not alone.

Student Journalists Report From Thousand Oaks Shooting Where Classmates Partied
On Wednesday night, students gathered for college country night between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m., according to the bar's website. Thousand Oaks is a city of about 130,000 people about 64 kilometers west of Los Angeles, just across the county line.

Sabathia agrees to $8M deal to stay with Yankees | AP sports
I think he's a heck of a pitcher. "He's a very successful major leaguer, and it's just going to happen somewhere else". CC Sabathia didn't want to leave The Bronx without a second World Series title added to the one he helped win in 2009.

Wildfire Near Chico Grows To 5,000 Acres; Evacuations Ordered
She and her husband grabbed their dog, jumped in their pickup truck and drove through flames before getting to safety, she said. Her 25-year-old son has cerebral palsy, needs a wheelchair to get around and is fed through a tube.

Russia probe 'under threat' after Sessions fired
Winning confirmation in the Senate may become easier because Republicans gained seats in Tuesday's midterm elections . Florida attorney general Pam Bondi , who has appeared with Trump at campaign events, has also been floated .

Collision between 2 buses kills 50 in Zimbabwe
At least 47 people were killed after two buses collided near the Rusape tollgate, police said last night. National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the accident.

Norwegian frigate could sink after being rammed in harbor
Authorities said the Norwegian frigate, which carried military weapons, ran aground near Bergen after it started taking on water. Eirik Walle, of Norway's rescue centre, told Norwegian news agency NTB the collision smashed a hole in the side of the warship.

Mazda teases its all-new 3 ahead of Los Angeles debut
The all-new vehicle is said to adopt a more mature interpretation of the company's Kodo design language. This will be the world's first series-produced petrol engine to use diesel-like compression ignition.

China’s J-20 Stealth Fighter Jet Performs Stunts for Public
To date, they have already sought proposals for the plane's engine and landing gear. The JV will now enter the preliminary design stage for the plane.