STXfilms Secures U.S. Rights to Lino DiSalvo’s ‘Playmobil: The Film’



STXfilms has secured home distribution rights to the forthcoming animated characteristic, Playmobil: The Film, Deadline studies.

Produced by ON Animation Studios (the producers of 2016’s The Little Prince) and directed by animation veteran Lino DiSalvo, Playmobil: The Film boasts an all-star voice solid together with Daniel Radcliffe, Meghan Trainor, Kenan Thompson, Adam Lambert, Jim Gaffigan, Anya Taylor Pleasure and Gabriel Bateman.

Set to open the Annecy Competition this June, Playmobil: The Film is the primary characteristic movie impressed by the well-known toy figures. The film might be launched in France by Pathé Distribution on August 7 adopted by a world rollout. A U.S. launch date is et to be introduced.

Written by Blaise Hemingway, Greg Erb and Jason Oremland, the movie follows the story of Marla, who goes in the hunt for her little brother Charlie when he disappears into the Playmobil universe.

Right here’s the official synopsis:

When her youthful brother Charlie (Gabriel Bateman) unexpectedly disappears into the magical, animated universe of PLAYMOBIL, unprepared Marla (Anya Taylor Pleasure) should go on a quest of a lifetime to convey him residence. As she units off on a implausible journey throughout gorgeous new worlds, Marla groups up with some unlikely and heroic new buddies — the smooth-talking meals truck driver Del (Jim Gaffigan), the dashing and charismatic undercover agent Rex Dasher (Daniel Radcliffe), a wholehearted misfit robotic, an extravagant fairy-godmother (Meghan Trainor) and plenty of extra. By way of their vibrant journey, Marla and Charlie notice that regardless of how life performs out, you may obtain something if you imagine in your self!

“Playmobil: The Film is an action-packed animated journey led by a implausible solid and the inimitable Lino DiSalvo,” Adam Fogelson, Chairman of STXfilms, mentioned in a press release. “We’re thrilled to companion with On Animation Studios on this enjoyable and authentic venture, and look ahead bringing a contemporary tackle the enduring Playmobil toy to the massive display for audiences throughout the U.S.”

DiSalvo labored practically 17 years at Disney and is particularly recognized for his function as Head of Animation on the studio’s Oscar-winning characteristic Frozen. His different credit embrace Supervising Animator on each Tangled and Bolt, in addition to Meet the Robinsons, Rooster Little, 102 Dalmatians and Reign of Fireplace. He served as Inventive Director for Paramount Animation earlier than becoming a member of Paris-based ON Animation Studios as Head of Inventive. Playmobil: The Film is DiSalvo’s directorial debut.

Playmobil: The Film is produced in Montréal by ON Animation Studios, a part of the ON Children & Household group primarily based in Paris. 

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