This year’s edition of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival (June 10-15) in France will open with the world premiere screening of Playmobil: The Movie, produced by ON Animation Studios in Montreal and based on the globally popular toy brand.
The film will be premiered at the opening ceremony at Annecy, Monday 10th June. An event that will kick off the week’s festivities dedicated to animation!
Playmobil: The Movie, was presented at the Work in Progress during the 2018 Festival, and is directed by Lino DiSalvo, who worked almost 17 years at Disney, known especially for his role as Head of Animation for the Oscar winning feature length film: Frozen.
Playmobil tells the story of Marla, who goes in search of her little brother Charlie when he disappears into the Playmobil® universe.
When her younger brother Charlie (Gabriel Bateman) unexpectedly disappears into the magical, animated universe of PLAYMOBIL®, unprepared Marla (Anya Taylor Joy) must go on a quest of a lifetime to bring him home.
As she sets off on a fantastic journey across stunning new worlds, Marla teams up with some unlikely and heroic new friends - the smooth-talking food truck driver Del (Jim Gaffigan), the dashing and charismatic secret agent Rex Dasher (Daniel Radcliffe), a wholehearted misfit robot, an extravagant fairy-godmother (Meghan Trainor) and many more.
The world premiere screening is Monday 10th June in the presence of the producers and the director Lino DiSalvo.