Animated adventure comedy written and directed by Oscar nominee Chris Butler (ParaNorman), featuring the voices of Hugh Jackman and Zach Galifianikis.
Tired of solitude in the Pacific Northwest, the 8-foot-tall, 630lb fur-covered creature known as Mr. Link (Galifianakis), recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost (Jackman) to help him find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Together with adventurer Adelina Fortnight (Zoe Saldana), the trio travels to the far reaches of the world to help their new friend.
Butler's occasionally inspired action-comedy fails to deliver on its initial promise, but enough of the jokes hit their mark to provide an amiable afternoon's entertainment for school holiday audiences and their chaperones.
As proof that humans can evolve... "Missing Link" makes a most excellent case. And that doesn't even count the cutting-edge technology required to pull of such a hyper-detailed and visually dazzling feat as this.