PLAYMOBIL: The Movie has a U.S. distributor. After months of buzz overseas, STXfilms partnered with ON Animation Studios to release the film stateside.
Based on the world-famous toy line, PLAYMOBIL: The Movie is directed by Disney Animation vet Lino DiSalvo — who previously served as head of animation on Frozen — from a screenplay by Blaise Hemingway, Greg Erb, and Jason Oremland. The voice talent includes Daniel Radcliffe, Meghan Trainor, Kenan Thompson, Adam Lambert, Jim Gaffigan, Anya Taylor Joy, and Gabriel Bateman.
The story follows a young boy (Bateman) who unexpectedly disappears into the magical, animated universe of PLAYMOBIL. It’s up to his older sister (Joy) to bring him home.
The film features a score by Heitor Pereira (Despicable Me trilogy, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, The Smurfs movies, Minions) and four original songs, co-written by producer, musician and songwriter Anne Preven.
No word yet on the release date for PLAYMOBIL: The Movie in the U.S., but it starts a global roll out in late summer.