Stop-Motion Adventure “Missing Link” Gets Digital, Blu-ray, and DVD Release This July!

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“Missing Link” Home Release (Image: PR)

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will be releasing the animated stop-motion film Missing Link on Digital come July 9, 2019, and on Blu-ray and DVD on July 23, 2019.

Missing Link offered stop-motion fans a globe-trotting adventure when it hit US theaters on April 12, 2019. From LAIKA, the makers of Kubo and the Two Strings, the cast of The Missing Link included the talented Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, and Zach Galifianakis.

Jackman played Sir Lionel Frost, “a brave and dashing adventurer who considers himself to be the world’s foremost investigator of myths and monsters.”

Galifianakis gave voice to Mr. Link who “as species go,” is “as endangered as they get; he’s possibly the last of his kind, he’s lonely, and he believes that Sir Lionel is the one man alive who can help him.”

Saldana played “the independent and resourceful Adelina Fortnight, who possesses the only known map to the group’s secret destination.”

The “unlikely” trio set out on “a riotous rollercoaster ride of a journey to seek out Link’s distant relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La.”

The Missing Link Blu-ray and DVD Bonus Features include:

  • Commentary by Chris Butler
  • Creating Mr. Link
  • Bringing the Final Battle on the Ice Bridge to Life
  • Animation Inspiration w/optional Commentary by Chris Butler
  • VFX Breakdown Reel – Realizing the Potential of Stop Motion
  • Oh What a Mystery: Pulling the Camera Back on Missing Link’s Magic
  • Making Faces
  • Inside the Magic of Laika
  • Gallery x 24 Images

As for the Blu-ray and DVD Specifications, the Screen Format is Widescreen 2.39:1. The Blu-ray features an English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, with the DVD being English Dolby Digital 5.1.

The film’s total run time is 94 minutes. It has been rated PG for “Action/Peril And Some Mild Rude Humor.”

We talked to the movie’s director Chris Butler, production designer Nelson Lowry, puppet fabrication supervisor John Craney, and producer Arianne Sutner at WonderCon 2019.

For those who don’t know, LAIKA was founded in 2005. It was awarded a Scientific and Technology Oscar for its innovation in 3D printing in 2016. Its four films, Kubo and the Two Strings, The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman, and Coraline were all nominated for Oscars and PGA Awards as Outstanding Animated Film.

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Author: Farid-ul-Haq

Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.

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