An animated feature-film based on the popular toy brand Playmobil has been announced for 2019.
Playmobil, a toy line distinguished by its signature square-shaped human figures standing approximately 3 inches tall, debuted worldwide in 1975. Over its 40-plus year history, Playmobil has expanded its offering to include a wide variety of accessories to compliment its figures, had its toys included in McDonald’s Happy Meals, and opened a handful of FunPark amusement parks around the world. Similarly to one of its chief competitors LEGO, Playmobil has strong European roots and, like LEGO, Playmobil will soon have a feature film to support its line of toys.
Lino DiSalvo, who led the animation team on Disney’s Frozen, will direct the movie. The Playmobil movie is scheduled for Jan. 18, 2019 theatrical release.