Chomet is best known for the Oscar-nominated features “The Triplets of Belleville” and “The Illusionist.”
Only two movies have ever opened more poorly in 2,000+ theaters: “The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure” and “Delgo.”
“Little Nicholas” will be the first hand-drawn feature from On Animation.
STX, which is also releasing “Uglydolls,” will now release a second animated feature in the U.S. this year.
“Playmobil” will be the opening night film at Annecy 2019.
Another key name from Disney Animation is jumping ship.
Lino DiSalvo, the head of animation on Disney’s “Frozen,” will make his directorial debut on the toy-based movie.
If Lego can make a movie, so can Playmobil.