The Missing Link (movie)

1980 film directed by Picha

The Missing Link (French: Le Chaînon manquant) is a 1980 French–Belgian adult animated movie. It was written and directed by Picha. Though it was not as successful as Picha's previous movie, it was entered into the 1980 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

The Missing Link
Directed byPicha
Written byPicha
Tony Hendra
Produced byPicha
Michel Gast
Jenny Gérard
StarringRon Venable
Bob Kaliban
John Graham
Christopher Guest
Clark Warren
Mark Smith
Music byRoy Budd
Distributed byColumbia Pictures (Original Version)
Almi Pictures (B.C. Rock Version)
Release date
  • 21 May 1980 (1980-05-21)
Running time
95 minutes

Picha was encouraged to address another subject, that of Darwin and his theory of evolution. Production lasted from 1965 to 1979. In 1974, Picha left for Tarzoon:Shame of the Jungle. In 1977, 2 years after Tarzoon's release, Picha returned to the project and selected Columbia Pictures as the movie's distributor. In 1980, the movie was completed and released.


  1. "Festival de Cannes: The Missing Link". Archived from the original on 2011-08-29. Retrieved 2009-05-28.