Full Trailer for Animated 'Playmobil: The Movie' with Anya Taylor-Joy

April 16, 2019
Source: YouTube

Playmobil: The Movie Trailer

"Over the last several months, a number of citizens vanished into thin air." Studiocanal UK revealed the official full-length trailer for yet another adventurous animated movie based on toys, called Playmobil: The Movie. If it isn't obvious enough, this is based on the Playmobil toys + various characters, made by a German conglomerate called the Brandstätter Group. This whole thing is a Lego rip-off in so many different ways, and it looks like an absolute disaster of a film. "Packed with humor and excitement the film combines endearing and hilarious characters, thrilling adventure and breathtaking scenery in this original, animated heart-warming tale." Featuring the voices of Anya Taylor-Joy, Jim Gaffigan, Gabriel Bateman, Adam Lambert, Kenan Thompson, Meghan Trainor, and Daniel Radcliffe. It's pretty amazing they even ripped off The Lego Movie concept where real humans are playing with the toys. And then she gets sucked into their world. Seriously?! Is there anything original or interesting about this movie?! It looks so, so awful.

Here's the full-length trailer (+ poster) for Lino DiSalvo's Playmobil: The Movie, direct from YouTube:

Playmobil: The Movie Poster

You can rewatch the very first teaser trailer for Playmobil: The Movie here, to see the original intro again.

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. Through their vibrant adventure, Marla and Charlie realize that no matter how life plays out, you can achieve anything if you believe in yourself. Playmobil: The Movie is directed by American animator / filmmaker Lino DiSlavo, making his feature directorial debut after working as a supervising animator at Disney for years, including on Bolt, Tangled, and Frozen. The screenplay is by Blaise Hemingway and Greg Erb & Jason Oremland, based on a story by Lino DiSalvo. Global Road will release Playmobil in US theaters starting November 22nd, 2019 later this fall. Anyone?

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Well, use the idea while it's still possible to get something out of it ...

shiboleth on Apr 16, 2019


Alex uuuh you okay bud? Three things: First, this is not a Lego Movie ripoff. Yes it capitalizes on Lego Movie's popularity, but the story and subject matter a much different. This is a fantasy tale of kids going into the Lego world, with obligatory messages of being a good person, eat your veggies, etc. Definitely a kids movie. The Lego Movies 1+2 were about Lego characters as figments of the real-life kids' imaginations come to life, and how the real-life kids solve their own personal conflicts through the Lego figures. We basically see kids playing with their Legos as full actual worlds. The implication of such, was/is hard to wrap your head around, even for adults. Definitely NOT a kids movie. Marketed to kids, and sell Lego sets yes, but there is no way someone thought any 5-10 year old would want to see it if they knew what the story was really about before hand. FYI: Lego Ninjago and Lego Batman movies are about the Lego characters in their own Lego worlds. Different type of story / plot / movie than the others. Second, it doesn't look so bad. Keep in mind Playmobil is meant for younger children. As in 3-10 year olds. While Lego is more "timeless" where younger children still play with them even as they get older, even as adults. I think it might be a suprisingly good middle-to-low level animation flick, like Ferdinand and (the first) Hotel Transylvania. Third: Umm did you really think " it looks like an absolute disaster of a movie" AND it's "Packed with humor and excitement the film combines endearing and hilarious characters, thrilling adventure and breathtaking scenery in this original, animated heart-warming tale". You trying to sneak in a tag-line that'll get put on the next trailer to get credit for or was that a belated April fools joke. Sorry for the long post but seriously, is this the trusty Alex Billington we all know? You okay bud?

Akirakorn on Apr 16, 2019


Yes. Yes I do think this looks awful. Yes it does look like a Lego ripoff, even the toys themselves are Lego ripoffs. It's obvious. Yes, I do think you're the one who is totally nuts in defending this gigantic pile of crap.

Alex Billington on Apr 17, 2019


I'm nuts? You're the one who sound like a pissed-tachio! (Just kidding) Thanks for the edit and clarification, and now that I think about it, yeah Playmobil is ripoff. Ripoff, or cheap cash-in made to rip you off based on the quality/goodwill of the original, I mean Megabloks is definitely a knockoff, a slightly inferior version of Lego, but still has some value in comparison to the original. I.e. a knockoff. Right? What's your take on my knockoff vs ripoff theory/definition?

Akirakorn on Apr 17, 2019


Please send a bag of nuts as consolation. 😉 Haha. Mmmmm pistachios. I'm pissed because this looks so bad! But whatever. I don't really see a difference? Ripoff and knock off are basically the same thing, seems interchangeable to me. We've normalized this kind of stuff in the business world by saying similar products are "inspired" by, but really they've just stolen the concept and ripped it off and made a few minor changes and presented it as pretty much the same. Always makes me so sick seeing this.

Alex Billington on Apr 17, 2019


Also regarding your "third" note above - that second line is pulled from the promo materials and now has quotes around it to indicate that I did not write it, but rather pulled it from them.

Alex Billington on Apr 17, 2019


April Fools! Oh wait...

DAVIDPD on Apr 17, 2019


So an off brand "Lego" movie about off brand Legos? Yeah, no thanks.

JohnDoeB on Apr 17, 2019


This will be immensely popular in Europe.

tommyturner on Apr 19, 2019


Is this coming out before or after the Mega Block Movie?

tommyturner on Apr 19, 2019

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