Ever since their debut film Coraline, animation powerhouse Laika has been delivering one Oscar-nominated stop-motion after another. Their latest offering looks to follow that same trend. The story follows Mr. Link — an 8-foot-tall, 630-pound urban legend living quietly in solitude in the Pacific Northwest. Tired of hiding, the furry fable reaches out to explorer Sir Lionel Frost and adventurer Adelina Fortnight to help him reach his family in the valley of Shangri-La. Missing Link features the voices of Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Thompson, and Stephen Fry and is slated for release April 12, 2019.
Disney had their shot at The Jungle Book, now Andy Serkis is putting a darker spin on the Rudyard Kipling classic. The story follows Mowgli's childhood in the jungles of India, cared for by a pack of wolves. Unlike the sing-alongs we're used to, this version shows more of the realities of living in the presence of an angry Bengal tiger. Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomie Harris, and Serkis himself lend their voices while Rohan Chand takes on the title character. The film will have a limited release on November 29th and then will head to Netflix December 7, 2018.