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Missing Link (2019)

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Mr. Link recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost to help find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, this trio of explorers travel the world to help their new friend.

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Chris Butler

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Chris Butler (screenplay by)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Jackman ... Sir Lionel Frost (voice)
David Walliams ... Mr. Lemuel Lint (voice)
Stephen Fry ... Lord Piggot-Dunceby (voice)
Matt Lucas ... Mr. Collick (voice)
Zach Galifianakis ... Mr. Link (voice)
Timothy Olyphant ... Willard Stenk (voice)
Zoe Saldana ... Adelina Fortnight (voice)
Amrita Acharia ... Ama Lhamu (voice)
Ching Valdes-Aran ... Gamu (voice)
Emma Thompson ... The Elder (voice)
Humphrey Ker ... Doorman / General Pugh (voice)
Adam Godley ... Lord Bilge (voice)
Neil Dickson ... Doctor Roylott (voice)
Ian Ruskin Ian Ruskin ... Lord Scrivener (voice)
Matthew Wolf ... Lord Ramsbottom (voice)
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Storyline

The charismatic Sir Lionel Frost (Hugh Jackman) considers himself to be the world's foremost investigator of myths and monsters. The trouble is none of his small-minded high-society peers seems to recognize this. Sir Lionel's last chance for acceptance by the adventuring elite rests on traveling to America's Pacific Northwest to prove the existence of a legendary creature. A living remnant of Man's primitive ancestry. The Missing Link (Zach Galifianakis). Written by LAIKA

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action/peril and some mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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Trivia

While Sir Lionel Frost (Hugh Jackman) is searching in his drawers for the casting of the Sasquatch footprint, Kubo's monkey figurine, from Kubo and the Two Strings, can briefly be seen. See more »

Goofs

A map of the United States is shown in the film. It shows several states which weren't yet states as of the film's 1886 setting (for example, Arizona didn't become a state until 1912). See more »

Quotes

The Elder: The people we don't want here are leaving! Force them to stay!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits, the Laika production logo displays tributes to its previous films (as the previous Laika film Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) did), but Mr Link himself joins the logo: he is seen walking through trees. See more »

Connections

References Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Do-Dilly-Do (A Friend Like You)
Original Song Written & Performed by Walter Martin
Original Song Produced by Josh Kaufman, Walter Martin
Horn Arranger: Stuart Bogie
String Arranger: Rob Moose
Mixed by Tchad Blake at Full Mongrel, Wales
Recording Engineer: D. James Goodwin
Recording Assistant: James Yost
Recorded at "Reservoir, NYC"
Percussion: Walter Martin
Guitar and Background Vocals: Josh Kaufman
Flute, Clarinet, Sax, Marimba, Background Vocals: Stuart Bogie
Strings Performed by Rob Moose
Drums and Percussion: Ray Rizzo
Piano and Organ: Sam Kassirer
Bass: Sam Cohen
Trumpet and Background Vocals: Jordan McLean
Trombone and Background Vocals: Raymond Mason
Sousaphone and Background Vocals: John Altieri
Background Vocals and Handclaps: Anna Nero (as Annie Nero), Elizabeth Ziman, Alecia Chakour
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Something Missing
8 May 2019 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

I really do wish I liked Laika's films more than I do. There's something so endearing about the way they make movies, but I can't seem to connect to the stories as much as Pixar/Disney animation. Missing Link is far better than the trailers made it out to be, containing even a few true laugh out loud moments. Anchored by strong voice-over performances from Hugh Jackman and Zach Galifianakis, Missing Link is a serviceable animated adventure in a very crowded 2019. I sure hope Laika can find a nice balance of the creative energy they always bring to the table, with a more universally welcoming story, something akin to what Pixar does.

7.0/10


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Release Date:

12 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Film Five See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA

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Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,944,950, 14 April 2019

Gross USA:

$16,649,539

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,249,469
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2.39 : 1
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