From the studio that brought you Boxtrolls and Coraline comes the first trailer for Missing Link, a new stop-motion-animated comedy that looks like Harry and the Hendersons meets King Kong with a hilarious twist — this apeman can talk.
In the trailer, we see Hugh Jackman’s adventurer Sir Lionel Frost encountering the mythical (and surprisingly chatty) beast for the first time.
Both the first teaser (which you can watch above) and the poster (below) seem to hang heavily on the premise that you’ll find the idea of a giant monkey man voiced by Zach Galifianakis incredibly adorable.
Jackman and Galifianakis will be joined by a lineup that includes also Zoe Saldana, Emma Thompson, and Stephen Fry.
Here’s the full synopsis:
This April, meet Mr. Link: 8 feet tall, 630 lbs, and covered in fur, but don’t let his appearance fool you… he is funny, sweet, and adorably literal, making him the world’s most lovable legend at the heart of Missing Link, the globe-trotting family adventure from Laika. Tired of living a solitary life in the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Link recruits fearless explorer Sir Lionel Frost to guide him on a journey to find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, our fearless trio of explorers encounter more than their fair share of peril as they travel to the far reaches of the world to help their new friend. Through it all, the three learn that sometimes you can find a family in the places you least expect.
Missing Link will arrive in theaters on April 12, 2019.
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