Missing Link (2019)
January 9, 2020 10:05 PM - Subscribe

The charismatic Sir Lionel Frost considers himself to be the world's foremost investigator of myths and monsters. Trouble is, none of his small-minded, high-society peers seems to recognize this. Hoping to finally gain acceptance from these fellow adventurers, Sir Lionel travels to the Pacific Northwest to prove the existence of a legendary creature known as the missing link.

An April 2019 release with a IMDB estimated production budget of $100 million, the film is reported to have grossed a worldwide $25 million by January, 2020, when it took Best Animated Feature at the Golden Globes.

The film was produced by Anapurna, and features Hugh Jackman, Zach Gallifanakis, and Zoe Saldana.

The film features and pays homage to Washington and Oregon geography both in the film’s narrative and credits.

Significant portions of the film’s principal photography were executed as in-camera stop motion animation.
posted by mwhybark (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
If I post a thing, I have seen it and liked it. I will not write in analytic detail about my experience with regard to a film or a show that I post on FanFare on FanFare, which is a shame, because it’s always more fun to write about films one has enjoyed. I will not repeat this notification.
posted by mwhybark at 10:10 PM on January 9, 2020 [1 favorite]

The Shambala joke is one of my favourite dry deliveries of a joke - evah.

I haven't seen Coraline (buttons for eyes - shudder ) but have never seen a Laika production I didn't like. I don't know why the studio seems to underappreciated.
posted by Faintdreams at 2:50 AM on January 10, 2020 [2 favorites]

Missing Link is currently streaming on Hulu in the US.
posted by Etrigan at 5:49 AM on January 10, 2020 [1 favorite]

We enjoyed this; so did the kid, although probably less than we did. I was going to say that yetis seem to be having a bit of a cultural moment, but based on the numbers for this film, perhaps the moment has passed.
posted by jordemort at 6:10 AM on January 10, 2020 [1 favorite]

As usual, tremendous Laika animation. I didn't really feel the emotional core there for me in the same way as Kubo or the criminally underrated Paranorman. Hopefully it's not the last Laika film.
posted by selfnoise at 6:28 AM on January 10, 2020

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