‘Missing Link’ Beats 3 Disney Films in Best Animated Feature at Golden Globes
It’s not at the level of the U.S.A. beating the Russians in hockey at the 1980 Winter Olympics, but Missing Link pulled out one of the biggest upsets in recent film history.
Nominated alonside three Disney blockbusters, Missing Link one the 2020 Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film last night. ‘Frozen 2,‘ ‘Toy Story 4,’ ‘The Lion King,’ and Dreamworks, ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ were the other nominees.
CNBC.com reported, “Missing Link,” produced by Laika Entertainment, was the only nominated film not tied to an existing franchise or a remake of an old classic.
The claymation film, which was released in April 2019, garnered $16.6 million at the domestic box office and around $9.5 million. While “Missing Link” won’t see a bump in box office ticket sales, it will likely experience an uptick in DVD, Blu-Ray and digital sales following this win.”
The Twitterverse shared their thoughts of the upset win.
When MISSING LINK wins pic.twitter.com/wDMZ0j7kGF
— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) January 6, 2020
never in a million years did I think missing link would win take that disney pic.twitter.com/JeT6JlVHy0
— Aaron (@aaronfraggle) January 6, 2020
— Joe Y. (@Joe_ker92) January 6, 2020
Missing Link Reaction
Even the Missing Link Director admitted he was “flabbergasted.”
People.com reported, “Well, I am flabbergasted,” Butler said while accepting the award alongside his producer Arianne Sutner. “So, thank you to the HFPA. It takes a lot of people to make one of these movies, 450 people… human beings who made this possible.”
Missing Link Director Admits He's 'Flabbergasted' as Animated Movie Beats Frozen 2 at Golden Globes https://t.co/ggP7fx2ERd
— People (@people) January 6, 2020
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