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Hold the miniature presses: Playmobil movie is go

Overdue cinematic celebration of our fave figurines

In long-overdue news, it's been announced that 2018 will see the release of a full-blown animated Playmobil movie, the first of a planned trilogy.

The $75m cinematic celebration of our fave figurines will be helmed by Lino Di Salvo, the former Disney Animation chap who headed animation on Frozen. His other credits include working as animation supervisor on Bolt and Tangled.

Di Salvo said: "I've learned most of my skills by growing up in the Disney system; I was very fortunate to work on films like Tangled and Frozen. I am thrilled at the prospect of developing the Playmobil film. As a father and a filmmaker, to create a film about your son's favorite toy, what else do you want?"

According to Variety, the movie will be titled Playmobil: Robbers, Thieves & Rebels. It'll be produced by Dimitri Rassam and Aton Soumache of France's ON Animation Studios, which scored a 2015 hit with The Little Prince.

It'll be interesting to see how Playmobil: Robbers, Thieves & Rebels measures up to 2014's The Lego Movie, which enjoyed huge public and critical acclaim, but inexplicably and controversially failed to get nominated for the Best Animated Feature Oscar. ®

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