STXfilms is officially on board with ON Animation Studios to distribute the upcoming PLAYMOBIL: The Movie in the U.S.
Disney and animation veteran Lino DiSalvo (Frozen, Tangled, Bolt) directed the PLAYMOBIL: The Movie, inspired by the classic toy line. In addition, Blaise Hemingway, Greg Erb and Jason Oremland served as writers. The film will be in theaters worldwide later this year. Also on board is an a-list voice cast that includes Daniel Radcliffe, Meghan Trainor, Kenan Thompson, Adam Lambert, Jim Gaffigan, Anya Taylor Joy, and Gabriel Bateman.
The film follows the adventures of Marla (voiced by Joy). Marla’s younger brother (Bateman) disappears into the magical universe of PLAYMOBIL, and it’s up to Marla to find him. Along the way, she teams up with some unlikely and heroic new friends. For instance, there’s Del, the food truck driver; Rex Dasher, a secret agent; a robot; a fairy-godmother, and more.
“We’re thrilled to partner with On Animation Studios on this fun and original project, and look forward bringing a fresh take on the iconic PLAYMOBIL toy to the big screen for audiences across the U.S.,” said Adam Fogelson, chairman of STXfilms.
PLAYMOBIL: The Movie is an ON Animation Studios production, with Aton Soumache, Dimitri Rassam, Alexis Vonarb, Axel Von Maydell, and Moritz Borman serving as producers. The film features a score by veteran musician 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.