MISSING LINK in Theatres Everywhere April 12!
#MissingLink in theatres everywhere April 12.
Thank you Laika and United Artists for inviting us to a pre-screening and press-junket of MISSING LINK. We absolutely loved the movie, it’s filled with mystery, intrigue, and aura that is perfectly captured. MISSING LINK is a cross between Indiana Jones and Sherlock Holmes. When we left the theater P looked at me and said, “who came first, Watson or the Missing Link.” I started laughing because it was interesting for me that a 6-year-old thought of Watson!
I was given the chance to ask Mr. Butler, the Director of Missing Link, “Your movie, Missing Link, reminded my kiddo the story of the chicken and the egg, who came first, in this case, Watson or Missing Link?” Mr. Butler immediately replied, Missing Link. I also asked Mr. Butler what he would like his audience members to walk away learning from Missing Link?
Chris Butler: The theme of the movie is fellowship or friendship. I think oftentimes kids movies are about family, and I think it’s also important to say that family can be about friends. Families something you can choose too. A big thing for me, a big message for me in it is that your identity is formed by yourself, and it’s not put upon you by others. That’s what I wanted to get across, and I hope that was accomplished.
We can vouch after seeing Missing Link he did that and much more. The movie is a gem of production it’s the type of movie you’ll download onto your collection and be perfectly content that your kiddo will have it on loop.
My little one has been fascinated with directing his own movie, he’s been walking around with a tape recorder speaking into it. I wanted to know what words of wisdom Mr. Butler had for children that want to be directors?
Chris Butler: Just keep working at it. Apparently, I told my mum that I wanted to direct animated movies when I was three. Get him a camera and I think the other thing is, be prepared for criticism. Because I do think we are living now in a world where we receive immediate gratification and with that comes criticism. Prepare him for all of it and let him know not to get discouraged,
Zoe Saldana: What I wanted to say is from what I’ve witnessed and you know, we have so many children, one of our boys is really into storytelling. It’s one of the twins he wants to be the storyteller. Whereas the other twin, they’re like oil to each other’s vinegar, the other one just wants to hear stories, and he wants to sort of rehash them like roleplay them. But this one just asked us, two weeks ago for a camera. So we went into our garage, and you know those old Panasonic, anything that you’re not gonna care if he bangs and makes sure you erase whatever you don’t want him to find. And then also if he’s good with a phone, with the moving image or still photography, whatever it is that your child wants to do or speaking about, I think that nurturing that or at least guiding them and supporting him through their curiosity is important. And if he drops it, great, and when he’s ready to pick it up you pick it up. I like assisting them, being their guides. It’s important not only just allowing them to do it, do it with them is what we do at the house.
I’m in constant awe of Zoe Saldana, she’s not only a remarkable actress, immensely talented, and she’s a kick-ass mom. Zoe is remarkable as the voice of Adelina, her accent is a cross between her mom and grandmother. I loved hearing a role being voiced with an accent, it’s a gentle reminder that our world is a glorious melting pot, filled with many walks of life, we should appreciate every single person for who they are.
Missing Link hits theaters this Friday and makes sure you take the entire family! Get ready for an adventure, mystique and loads of fun-filled laughter.
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 comedy 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.
*This post is in partnership with United Artists Releasing but opinions are of my own!