The Annecy International Animated Film Festival will host the world premiere of Playmobil: The Movie on the opening night of its 2019 edition to take place on June 10 -15.
Directed by Lino DiSalvo, the feature was presented as a work-in-progress at Annecy in 2018, and it’s now ready to screen ahead of its August rollout in France, U.K., Germany, and other European countries. This is DiSalvo’s first feature in the director’s chair following 16 years at Walt Disney Animation Studios, where he was notably head of animation on Frozen.
Playmobil: The Movie was produced by On Animation Studios in Montreal, Canada, which is part of the Paris-based company On Kids & Family managed by Aton Soumache, who recently produced the feature Mune: Guardian of the Moon and The Little Prince. Soumache also served as a producr on Playmobil: The Movie.