Playmobil: The Movie
|Playmobil: The Movie|
|Directed by||Lino DiSalvo|
|Music by||Heitor Pereira|
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.
- Daniel Radcliffe as Rex Dasher, a secret agent
- Jim Gaffigan as Del, a food truck driver
- Meghan Trainor as a fairy-godmother
- Adam Lambert as Emperor Maximus
- Wendi McLendon-Covey
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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
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. It was originally scheduled to be released by Open Road Films on January 18, 2019, which was once delayed to April 19, 2019. 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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