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LAIKA, Annapurna Set ‘Missing Link’ Feature for April 19, 2019

Academy Award-nominated stop-motion studio’s fifth feature stars the voices of Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis and Emma Thompson.

Zach Galifianakis stars in ‘Missing Link,’ the fifth stop-motion animated feature from LAIKA. (Image Courtesy of LAIKA.)

HILLSBORO, OR/LOS ANGELES, CA -- Missing Link, LAIKA's fifth animated film, will be released by U.S. distributor Annapurna nationwide on Friday, April 19, 2019. LAIKA is the producer of Oscar-nominated films Kubo and the Two Strings (2016), The Boxtrolls (2014), ParaNorman (2012) and Coraline (2009).

Mr. Link (voiced by Zach Galifianakis) is the slightly silly, surprisingly smart and soulful beast who is the last living remnant of Man's primitive ancestry, the Missing Link. As species go, he couldn't be more endangered; he's the last of his kind and he's lonely. Proposing a daring quest to find his rumored distant relatives, he enlists the help of Sir Lionel Frost (Hugh Jackman), the world's foremost investigator of myths and monsters, and Adelina Fortnight (Zoe Saldana), who possesses the only known map to the group's secret destination, in an odyssey around the world to find the fabled valley of Shangri-La.

Bursting with humor, heart, and a profound message of acceptance and finding one's place, Missing Link is written and directed by Oscar nominee Chris Butler (ParaNorman). LAIKA's head of production and Oscar nominee Arianne Sutner (ParaNorman, Kubo and the Two Strings) is producing with Travis Knight, LAIKA's President & CEO, who earned an Academy Award nomination and BAFTA win for his directorial debut on Kubo and the Two Strings.

In addition to Jackman, Saldana and Galifianakis, the estimable voice cast boasts a roster of internationally renowned and award-winning actors from all corners of the world. Oscar winner 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) bring their extraordinary talents to this globe-trotting spectacle.  

AGC International, the sales and distribution division of AGC Studios, is handling international sales. Lionsgate UK is handling distribution in U.K. and Ireland.

Source: LAIKA

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