California Pizza Kitchen Teams up with Laika’s New Movie Missing Link to Inspire Adventure and Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America with National Fundraiser Tuesday, April 9

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LAIKA, the animation studio behind the Academy Award®-nominated Kubo
and the Two Strings, The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman,
and Coraline, and
Pizza Kitchen
(CPK), the global restaurant brand serving fresh and
creative California cuisine around the world, are teaming up for the
first time on the studio’s newest film Missing Link, opening
nationwide on April 12 with Annapurna Pictures and through United
Artists Releasing, with special CPKids meal offers for moviegoers and a
nationwide fundraiser benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

In the spirit of encouraging adventure and supporting the kids that seek
it, CPK locations nationwide are hosting an all-day fundraiser on
Tuesday, April 9 to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America. For more than
a century, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has assured that success is
within reach of every young person who enters their doors, with all
members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the
future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a
healthy lifestyle. To participate in the fundraiser, guests can mention
the fundraiser to their server to have 20 percent of their participating
purchase donated to the organization.*

In addition, to celebrate the launch of Missing Link in theaters
April 12, CPK will offer moviegoers a delicious opportunity to explore
the CPKids menu, for free. **Families who visit CPK between April 12-28,
2019 can receive a free kids’ meal for kids 10 years old and under when
they show their Missing Link ticket stub.

Bursting with humor, heart, and a profound message of acceptance and
finding one’s place, Missing Link is written and directed by
Oscar® nominee Chris Butler (ParaNorman). LAIKA’s head of
production and Oscar® nominee Arianne Sutner (ParaNorman, Kubo and
the Two Strings
) is producing with Travis Knight, who earned an
Academy Award® nomination and BAFTA win for his directorial debut on Kubo
and the Two Strings
. The film stars Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana and
Zach Galifianakis.

Additionally, the estimable voice cast boasts a roster of
internationally renowned and award-winning actors from all corners of
the world. Oscar® winner Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility),
Stephen Fry (The Hobbit), Timothy Olyphant (Justified),
Matt Lucas (Alice In Wonderland), David Walliams (Little
), Amrita Acharia (Game of Thrones) and Ching
Valdes-Aran (Nurse Jackie) bring their extraordinary talents to
this globe-trotting spectacle.

This April 12, 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
, the globe-trotting family 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.

*Fundraiser valid only on 4/9/2019 at participating locations; not valid
at university, hotel or airport locations. Tax, gratuity, gift card and
retail sales are excluded from the donation. Not valid for third-party

**One Free CPKids Meal (with a minimum $15 spend on food and
non-alcoholic purchases) with proof of “Missing Link” movie ticket
purchase. Offer valid 4/12/2019 – 4/28/2019. For kids 10 years old or
younger. Limit two offers per table. Not valid with any other offer.
Dine in only. Excludes tax, gratuity, gift cards, and retail purchases.
One time use only. Offer expires 4/28/2019.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America

For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (
has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as
productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, 4,300 Clubs serve 4
million young people through Club membership and community outreach.
Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands
throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated
Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a
safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact
youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school
hours. Club programs promote academic success, good character and
citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54
percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are
located in Atlanta. Learn more at on Facebook
and Twitter.

About California Pizza Kitchen

In 1985, California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) opened its first restaurant in
Beverly Hills and introduced diners to innovative California-style
pizza. With a passion for combining fresh, seasonal ingredients with
flavor inspirations from around the world, today CPK is a global brand
serving creative California cuisine in more than 250 restaurants in 13
countries and U.S. territories. From signature, hand-tossed pizzas and
high-quality main plates to inventive better-for-you options, Lunch
Duos, premium wines and hand-crafted beverages, CPK adds its imaginative
twist to create a memorable dining experience. For more information,
Connect with CPK on Twitter at @calpizzakitchen
(#NEWCPK), Instagram at @californiapizzakitchen,
and Facebook at
Download the new CPK
™ app for iOS
and Android
to earn rewards for dining creatively, pay by mobile, order online and

ABOUT LAIKA: Fueled by the vision of its President & CEO Travis
Knight, the feature film animation studio LAIKA was
founded in 2005 and is located just outside Portland, Oregon. Missing
, LAIKA’s next film, boasts a roster of international
stars including Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis, Emma
Thompson, Timothy Olyphant, David Walliams, Stephen Fry, and Matt Lucas
and will be released on April 12, 2019. LAIKA was awarded a Scientific
and Engineering Oscar® plaque in 2016 for its innovation in 3D printing.
All of LAIKA’s previous four films — Kubo and the Two Strings (2016), The
 (2014), ParaNorman (2012), and Coraline (2009)
— were nominated for the Academy Award® for Outstanding Animated
Feature. Kubo and the Two Strings also won the BAFTA® Award for
Best Animated Film and received an additional Oscar® nomination for
Visual Effects, among numerous other awards. @LAIKAStudios

ABOUT UNITED ARTISTS RELEASING: United Artists Releasing, a joint
venture between Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) and Annapurna Pictures
(Annapurna), is a U.S. theatrical releasing company. Built upon the
legacy of the iconic United Artists motion picture studio, the joint
venture provides a home where filmmakers are supported by thoughtful
approaches to marketing, publicity and distribution. United Artists
Releasing offers content creators an alternative distribution option
outside of the studio system and supports Annapurna and MGM’s film
slates as well as the films of third-party filmmakers. For more
information, visit


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California Pizza Kitchen
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United Artists Releasing
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