Missing Link (2019)

PG   |    |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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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


Chris Butler (screenplay by)

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9 January 2020 | RinoBortone91
Missing Link is not missing anything, it has everything. A smart movie based on an old fashioned plot, but treated as it is brand new with some of the greatest characterizations of all time in animation-films stories and it gives us all a remarkable story, sensations and unique personality. Funny, amazingly designed and conceived (technically speaking), catchy direction on a pure-talented cast and again on an amazing story. One of the best animation films of all time, challenging and maybe winning the biggests we already saw.

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The first Laika movie where the main character is not a child or pre-teen. The title character from Coraline (2009) was eleven, as was Norman from ParaNorman (2012); Eggs from The Boxtrolls (2014) was ten; Kubo from Kubo and the Two Strings (2016), twelve.


Mr. Link: I, uh, wanted to say thank you. For what you said back there.
Sir Lionel Frost: Don't mention it.
Mr. Link: Okay.


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).

Crazy Credits

The closing credits are written as notations on various objects that Sir Lionel and Mr. Link use to plan their next adventure. At one point, Mr. Link drags a plate of cookies across the frame and eats one off-screen.

At the end of the credits, Mr. Link finishes off a drawing of him and Sir Lionel smiling next to one another.


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


Plot Summary


Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy


Release Date:

12 April 2019


English, Spanish, Tibetan

Country of Origin

Canada, USA

Filming Locations

Portland, Oregon, USA

Box Office


$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,944,950 14 April 2019

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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