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In a hardly surprising move, it has been announced that a Playmobil movie is currently in the works. Clearly a genius over at Playmobil noticed just how successful The Lego Movie was earlier this summer, added 2 + 2 together and realized that they could probably profit off of its success too. The German toy company Playmobil couldn.t just let its Danish rivals dominate the toy figurine movie market without a fight. On Entertainment, Wild Bunch and Pathe have now combined to invest $80 million in an animated Playmobil feature film, which they hope will benefit from the financial triumph of the awesome 2014 animated comedy extravaganza. According to Variety, Bob Persichetti, a Dreamworks veteran who has previously worked on Shrek 2 and Monsters vs. Aliens, has been placed in charge of developing the project. We can likely expect the finished product to have at least some similarity to the upcoming 2015 feature film adaptation »
On Entertainment, Wild Bunch and Pathe are planning an $80 million animated movie based on the Playmobil toys, which are popular worldwide.
On Entertainment acquired the film rights to the Playmobil Movie, which is being co-developed by Pathe and Wild Bunch. They have brought on Bob Persichetti to spearhead the project. He previously worked as head of story on DreamWorks Animation's Monsters Vs. Aliens, Shrek 2 and Puss in Boots. He most recently worked on a reboot of the popular French novella The Little Prince, which has previously been adapted into a 1974 live-action movie and various animated series throughout the years. On Entertainment is also producing The Little Prince, and will bring back the same creative team.
Production on the Playmobil Movie is currently being set up in Montreal with On Entertainment's animation division. No story details have been released for this ambitious cartoon. The toys have sold over 2.7 billion figures since their creation. »
When The Lego Movie came out, I cracked a joke on Twitter saying that The Asylum—the company you can count on for mockbusters—should handle a Playmobil movie. It turns out there actually will be an animated Playmobil movie, but it will be coming from On Entertainment and Wild Bunch. For those who don't know, Playmobil are like Lego minus the fun of building and adorable minifigures. To put it another way, it's what a child gets for their birthday when their grandparents can't tell the difference between Lego and Playmobil at the toy store. Hit the jump for more. According to Variety, Bob Persichetti, who worked as head of story on Monsters vs. Aliens, Shrek 2, and Puss in Boots, is spearheading the development. And to be fair to Playmobil (and as a Lego fan, it's so very difficult even though they're not competing brands except in my »
- Matt Goldberg
After the smash hit "The Lego Movie" landed earlier this year, earning $468 million worldwide, Warner Bros. wasted no time putting the wheels in motion for more. "Ninjago," "Lego Batman," and "The Lego Movie 2" are all in the works, and so of course, it wasn't going to be long until another building block company tried their hand at big screen success. And no, it's not Tinkertoys. Playmobil, that other company that made childhood figurines and action playsets, managed to get On Entertainment, Wild Bunch and Pathe to throw $80 million towards a feature film. Bob Persichetti (“Monsters vs. Aliens,” “Shrek 2,” “Puss in Boots,” "The Little Prince") is going to guide the project, bringing in the production team of the latter to get this moving. Production will take place in Montreal, and the movie will hit in 2017. Everything is awesome, we suppose, at least if you're a toy company right now. It »
- Kevin Jagernauth
On Entertainment is developing an animated Playmobil film.
Wild Bunch and Pathe are teaming on the project based on the iconic kids brand, reports Variety.
The creative team of The Little Prince is developing the movie.
The Playmobil film is expected to be released in 2017. »
If for some ridiculous reason The Lego Movie just didn't do anything for you, then maybe you'll be more interested in seeing what can be done with a different toy line. The Paris-based production banner On Entertainment is teaming with Wild Bunch and Pathe to develop an animated film based on the iconic Playmobil toys. Variety reports the film's development is being spearheaded by Bob Persichetti, who was head of story on hits like Monsters vs. Aliens, Puss in Boots and Shrek 2 at DreamWorks Animation. The film will have the same creative team that just worked on an animated film called The Little Prince. As for the story, we're not sure what it will be about. But much like the Lego brand, Playmobil has over 30 different worlds in which various figures and playsets exists, so the narrative possibilities are endless. The toy is an international favorite in over 100 countries worldwide, »
- Ethan Anderton
With the success of The Lego Movie this year, the floodgates have swung open for a torrent of new toy-based films. Minecraft is in development and here comes a more direct competitor to the plastic blocks franchise, Playmobil.European production company On Entertainment has scooped up the rights to the brand, put together $80 million in financing and hired DreamWorks Animation veteran Bob Persichetti to start developing a film based on the toys.Invented by German cabinetmaker Hans Beck, after he pitched a line of model planes to toy company geobra Brandstätter and was asked to develop figures instead, the first line arrived in 1974 comprising knights, Native Americans and construction workers. While it took a little while to gain acceptance, the figures took off in popularity and started worldwide sales in 1975. They’ve been huge ever since, selling more than 2.7 billion figurines.The challenge now will be to find a fresh take for the story, »
There's a new Leg... oh, hang on. There's a Playmobil movie coming in 2017!
It’s a mystery where posh film people get their ideas from sometimes. Entirely independent of any other cinema trends, On Entertainment, Pathe and Wild Bunch are collaborating on bringing a Playmobil movie to the big screen. It’ll be a fully animated production based around Playmobil blocks. You never know, it may even have a catchy song with it too.
The Playmobil movie, whatever it ends up being called, will be released in cinemas in 2017.
In a bizarre coincidence, there’s also a further series of films based around Lego toys heading into cinemas too, with The Lego Batman Movie also due in 2017, and The Lego Movie 2 in 2018. Obviously this is just one of those weird happenings, »
It has been announced that On Entertainment, Wild Bunch and Pathe are looking to replicate the success of The Lego Movie by developing an animated feature film based upon the hugely popular German toy line Playmobil. According to Variety, the Playmobil movie is being developed by Bob Persichetti, head of story on Monsters vs. Aliens, […]
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- Gary Collinson
Paris-based On Entertainment, one of Europe’s leading production companies, is partnering up with Wild Bunch and Pathe on an $80 million animated feature based on the iconic Playmobil toys’ brand.
Bob Persichetti, who worked as head of story on “Monsters vs. Aliens,” “Shrek 2” and “Puss in Boots” is spearheading the development. Persichetti most recently worked on Mark Osborne’s (“Kung Fu Panda”) “The Little Prince,” which On Entertainment is also producing.
Rassam told Variety the Playmobil toon will bring back the same creative team as “The Little Prince.”
The production will be set up in Montreal, at On Entertainment’s animation division.
- Elsa Keslassy
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