WATCH: Four New Clips for Laika Entertainment’s ‘Missing Link’

Sir Lionel Frost (left) voiced by Hugh Jackman and Mr. Link (right) voiced by Zach Galifianakis in director Chris Butler’s MISSING LINK, a Laika Studios Production and Annapurna Pictures release. Credit : Laika Studios / Annapurna Pictures

Laika Entertainment has released new clips from its upcoming animated film “Missing Link,” starring Hugh Jackman and Zach Galifianakis.

Lionsgate is handling the film’s UK distribution, and so the clips have unveiled via their UK YouTube channel. Produced by Laika Entertainment, the studio that brought us the Oscar-nominated “Kubo and the Two Strings,” “Missing Link” is the newest entrant to stop-motion animation hitting theaters soon.

The story follows Mr. Link (Galifianakis) as he recruits the help of Sir. Lionel Frost (Jackman) to help him find his lost relatives to Shangri-La, with the help of adventure fiend Adelina Fortnight (Saldana). Through the trailers and clips, we see how effortlessly Jackman and Galifianakis’ characters form their peculiar comradery.

“Missing Link” is written and directed by Chris Butler, who also directed 2012’s Oscar- nominated “ParaNorman” from Laika and Focus Features. He has served work in various art departments on films like “Coraline” and “Corpse Bride.” He has a story writing credit on “Kubo and the Two Strings,” as well.

Image Courtesy of Laika Studios / Annapurna Pictures

The animation of stop-motion has long been a marvel. After gaining widespread success from “Kubo and the Two Strings,” Laika Studios will spark their whimsical storytelling once more showing no sign of stopping. The stop-motion animation medium will continue to soar as stories of whimsy, curiosity, and courage roll out from this studio. The fun new clips help us realize these entrancing, funny characters as they get to know each other in he midst of adventure and myth. The cast of “Missing Link” includes Zoe Saldana, Timothy Olyphant, Emma Thompson and Amrita Acharia.

Annapurna Pictures is distributing the film for U.S. wide release on April 12.

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