“Missing Link” — the globe-trotting family adventure from the Oscar-nominated LAIKA Studios (“ParaNorman,” “Kubo and the Two Strings”) — stars the furbearing Mr. Link (Zach Galifianakis), who’s a towering 8 foot tall and weighs a massive 630 pounds. But that scary appearance deceives: Funny, sweet, and adorably literal, Mr. Link is actually the world’s most lovable legend. Tired of living a solitary life in the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Link recruits fearless explorer Sir Lionel Frost (Hugh Jackman) to guide him on a journey to find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight (Zoe Saldana), the fearless trio of explorers encounters more than their fair share of peril as they travel to the far reaches of the world. During the trek, the three learn that sometimes a family is found in the places you least expect. Native St. Louisan Brad Schiff, who serves as LAIKA’s animation supervisor, adds to the fun with a post-film Q&A. Appropriate for ages 8 and older.
With LAIKA Studios animation supervisor Brad Schiff, SLIFF Cinema St. Louis Award honoree.