Playmobil: The Movie

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Playmobil: The Movie
Directed byLino DiSalvo
Produced by
  • Aton Soumache
  • Dimitri Rassam
  • Alexis Vonarb
  • Axel Von Maydell
  • Moritz Borman
Screenplay by
  • Greg Erb
  • Jason Oremland
  • Blaise Hemingway
Based onPlaymobil
Music byHeitor Pereira
Distributed by
Release date
  • August 7, 2019 (2019-08-07) (France)
Running time
110 minutes
Budget$75 million[2]

Playmobil: The Movie is an upcoming 3D French live-action/computer animated adventure comedy film based on the German building toy Playmobil. It is directed by Lino DiSalvo in his directorial debut, written by Blaise Hemingway, and produced by On Animation Studios. The film stars the voices of Anya Taylor-Joy, Gabriel Bateman, Daniel Radcliffe, Jim Gaffigan, Meghan Trainor, and Adam Lambert. It is currently scheduled for a August 7, 2019 release in France by Pathé and other countries will follow.


Marla is forced to abandon her carefully structured life to embark on an epic journey to find her younger brother Charlie who has disappeared into the vast and wondrous animated world of Playmobil.




An animated feature film titled Playmobil: Robbers, Thieves & Rebels, produced by On Entertainment, Wild Bunch and Pathé, was originally expected to be released at the end of 2017.[3]

The film originally involved Bob Persichetti as director and screenwriter. The film will be the first in a trilogy of theatrical animated films based on Playmobil. The film was animated in On animation's Canadian facilities. The film was also originally supposed to be distributed by Cross Creek Pictures.[2]

On February 9, 2016, Lino DiSalvo came on board to direct the $75 million budgeted film, replacing Persichetti. Dimitri Rassam and Aton Soumache of On Animation Studios will produce the film.[4][5] On May 12, 2016, Open Road Films acquired the US rights to the film, whose screenplay was written by Blaise Hemingway. It would mark DiSalvo's directorial debut after spending 17 years at Disney Animation. Alexis Vonarb, Axel Von Maydell, and Moritz Borman would also produce the film.[6]

On November 17, 2017, it was reported that Wendi McLendon-Covey would star in the film. The film will be a CG-animated/live-action hybrid.[7]

In June 2018, the film's production was underway and some details of the film were revealed, during a session at Annecy International Animated Film Festival.[8] In October 2018, lead voice cast was announced which included Anya Taylor-Joy, Gabriel Bateman, Daniel Radcliffe, Jim Gaffigan, Meghan Trainor, and Adam Lambert, while Trainor and Lambert would also write and sing original songs for the film.[9]


Playmobil: The Movie is scheduled to be released in France by Pathé on August 7, 2019 and other countries will follow after that. The film is also scheduled to be released in the US on August 16, 2019 by Global Road Entertainment.[10] It was originally scheduled to be released by Open Road Films on January 18, 2019,[6] which was once delayed to April 19, 2019.[11] Due to the bankruptcy of Global Road, the rights to some of their films were sold to Sony Pictures. The trailer was released on December 13 2018.


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  3. ^ Keslassy, Elsa (November 6, 2014). "AFM: On Ent. Plays With Wild Bunch, Pathe on Playmobil Pic (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  4. ^ Hopewell, Elsa Keslassy,John (February 9, 2016). "'Playmobil' Movie to Be Directed by 'Frozen' Animator Lino Di Salvo (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved May 16, 2016.
  5. ^ Amidi, Amid (February 10, 2016). "Bob Persichetti Out, Lino DiSalvo In As Director of Playmobil Movie". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Pedersen, Erik (May 12, 2016). "Open Road Grabs 'Playmobil' For U.S., Toon Feature Based On Popular Toys". Deadline. Retrieved May 16, 2016.
  7. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (November 17, 2017). "Wendi McLendon-Covey Joins Voice Cast Of Open Road's 'Playmobil'". Deadline. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  8. ^ Keslassy, Elsa (June 14, 2018). "New Details on 'Playmobil: The Movie' Spilled at Annecy Festival". Variety. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  9. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (October 10, 2018). "Anya Taylor-Joy, Meghan Trainor, Adam Lambert & Daniel Radcliffe Among Voice Cast For 'Playmobil: The Movie'". Deadline. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  10. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (16 October 2018). "'Angry Birds 2' To Fly In Late Summer 2019".
  11. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (October 9, 2017). "Open Road Changes Release Dates for 'Midnight Sun', 'Show Dogs' & 'Playmobil'". Deadline. Retrieved February 27, 2018.

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