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The new trailer for Missing Link, the latest film from stop-motion animation studio Laika, shows off more of the carefully crafted world and the characters within.

Missing Link follows a monster investigator named Sir Lionel Frost (Hugh Jackman), who discovers a legendary creature while adventuring in the Pacific Northwest. The Bigfoot-esque monster, who goes not only by Mr. Link (Zach Galifianakis) but also by Susan, is quite lonely and wishes to find his long-lost relatives. Along with free-spirited adventurer Adelina Fortnight (Zoe Saldana), the trio sets off across the world. Also joining the cast are Emma Thompson, Timothy Olyphant, and Stephen Fry in unspecified roles.

Laika is the animation studio behind CoralineParaNorman, and Kubo and the Two StringsMissing Link will be the studio’s fifth feature film, and with 110 sets and 65 unique locations, it will be Laika’s biggest film yet.

Missing Link is in theaters starting April 12.

Laika now hiring

 So do you think you really have the chops to be a professional art director, fabricator or modeler?  Yeah, I don’t have them, either. But there are those that actually do have the mad skills LAIKA is looking for.  Take a look at the careers part of LAIKA’S website and see if there’ something there of interest.   And when you land that dream job, just remember where you heard about it first.   Click here for the current “Help Wanted” section of their corner of the internet.

While we work out a new section on our website devoted to spot lighting completed amateur productions, Marc and I thought we’d put this great little video right here. Rafi sent us this video he made a while back but only recently posted. It features He-Man action figures, and it’s a real toy nostalgia and stop motion treat to watch.   Rafi is looking for a little feedback on his work.

Shivering

I’ll admit, I don’t love everything about Adult Swim.  They do have some funny stuff for sure, but I think they too often go for cheap humor instead of clever writing.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for the occasional fart joke, just not 30 straight minutes of fart jokes.   But this new series coming out has me intrigued.  With animation by ShadowMachine,a  stop-motion comedy-horror anthology created by Vernon Chatman premieres December 9.   It looks like a delicately crafted, darkly surreal anthology comedy billed as “a miniature propulsive omnibus clusterbomb of painfully riotous daymares all dripping with the orange goo of dream logic,” The Shivering Truth is a series of loosely-linked emotional parables about stories within tales that crawled out of the deepest caverns of your unconscious mind and became lovingly animated in breath-slapping stop motion.

Click here for more information about the show, and a behind the scenes video, which are always fun to see.

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MTV Studios has lined up “Celebrity Deathmatch” as its latest series revival.

Series creator Eric Fogel will return to executive produce, with Ice Cube set to executive produce and star in the new take on the stop-motion animation series. Jeff Kwatinetz of Cube Vision will also executive produce with Ben Hurwitz co-executive producing. The new “Celebrity Deathmatch” will be available as a weekly series for an SVOD or other network partner in 2019.

For more information, Click Here.