Friday, March 6, 2020

PLAYMOBIL THE MOVIE - Now Available to Own on Available on Digital and DVD (Review) #PlaymobilMovie

Disclosure: I was sent a screener from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.


If you are looking for a fun movie to pick up and watch for your weekly family movie night, I highly recommend PLAYMOBIL THE MOVIE, which arrived on DVD and Digital on Tuesday (3/3).  We were recently sent a screener of this movie, thanks to the folks at Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, and watched it the other night.  This is one movie that the girls really wanted to see in theaters, but due to illness we missed it. So, it has been top on their must see list since then. When I showed the girls the movie the other, their eyes lit up, and they were all smiles. They couldn't wait to watch it, and were quick to finish their homework, just so they could watch it.  

Usually we wait until Fridays to screen new movies, but I knew just how much the girls wanted to see it, so I made an exception, and I am glad I did, as the whole family really enjoyed the movie.  My girls have been a fan of Playmobil since they were little, as their elves sent by Santa would always come with a new Playmobil holiday advent calendar for them to count down to Christmas with.  So, 5 years later, they have quite the collection of Playmobil sets and figures. And, with the release of this new animated movie, now they want me, and have pulled out their growing Playmobil collection to play with them, and act out scenes from the movie.

If you missed the movie in theaters like we did, or had no idea there was even a Playmobil movie released, here is more information about it, including the official trailer...

More about this new release:

"From the writers of Disney’s Princess & The Frog and featuring a hilarious, all-star cast, PLAYMOBIL THE MOVIE takes families on an extraordinary adventure ride through a world of fantastical and mythic new lands. Based on the global, multi-billion-dollar toyline, PLAYMOBIL THE MOVIE will be arriving in the U.S. on Digital, DVD and On Demand March 3, 2020. Highlighting the importance of family and the reminder to live life to the fullest, this heart-warming family film will light up the imaginations of parents and children alike.

In Playmobil’s® animated action spectacular, PLAYMOBIL THE MOVIE, a top-secret organization has caused citizens from different lands to vanish into thin air. The dashing and charismatic secret agent Rex Dasher (Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter Franchise) must partner with smooth-talking food truck driver Del (Jim Gaffigan, (Being Frank, Hotel Transylvania 3) and Marla (Anya Taylor-Joy, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance), a smart, savvy civilian with her own secret agenda, to rescue them. Against unthinkable odds, the trio go on a fantastic journey across stunning new worlds as they gather clues for their rescue mission. As they venture through the mythical world of Playmobil, their journey leads to unlikely friendships forming, and exhilarating challenges being overcome against all odds. Through their vibrant adventure, the team realizes that no matter how life plays out, you can achieve anything when you believe in yourself.

Showcasing an all-star voice cast, PLAYMOBIL THE MOVIE, stars Radcliffe, Gaffigan and Taylor-Joy alongside Kenan Thompson (The Grinch, “SNL”) Grammy Award Winner Meghan Trainor and Grammy Award Nominee Adam Lambert. The delightful family friendly film includes an upbeat new soundtrack that’s sure to get stuck in your head, including the catchy hit ‘So Much World’. Don’t forget to grab your passport!"


Like I said, we watched this animated movie the other night, and it really was a cute movie, that the whole family enjoyed.  And, when the movie ended, the girls were quick to ask if we could watch this movie again this Friday, for our movie night selection.  So, tonight, we will be grabbing pizza and settling in to watch the PLAYMOBIL THE MOVIE again.  With all the craziness of the Coronavirus right now, this is the perfect movie for families to enjoy, as they spend quality time together. The themes featured in this movie are all about family and living life to its fullest.  I really like when kid-friendly movies have positive themes like these, and that they are easy for kids to pick up on and want to talk about long after the movie ends.  

Don't worry, I am not going to give any spoilers of this movie, just in case you haven't seen it yet.  But, I will say, that this movie is fast paced and full of action and adventure.  There was never a lull while watching it, and it had a lot of laugh out loud moments, that even the youngest of kids will pick up on and laugh along to.  I have read many mixed reviews of this movies, as many people try and compare it to the other building blocks movies out there.  But, you really can't compare Playmobil to the other movies.  It is unique in its own right, and this movie is a must see for Playmobil fans.  So, if you are looking for a fun family movie night selection to enjoy with your whole family, I highly recommend the new PLAYMOBIL THE MOVIE, available now on DVD and Digital.

Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Jim Gaffigan, Gabriel Bateman, Adam Lambert, Kenan Thompson, Meghan Trainor and Daniel Radcliffe
Line Producer: Jean-Bernard Marinot
Head of Story: Stephan Franck
Executive Music Supervisor: Budd Carr
Music By: Heitor Pereira
Edited By: Maurissa Horwitz
Executive Producers: Emmanuel Jacomet, Lino DiSalvo, Tito Ortiz, Greg Erb, & Jason Oremland, Bahman Naraghi, Dan Mintz, Stephan Franck, Robert Simonds, Adam Fogelson
Produced by: Aton Soumache, Dimitri Rassam, Moritz Borman, Alexis Vonarb, Alex Von Maydell, Timothy Burrill, Bin Wu
Story by: Lino DiSalvo
Original Screenplay by: Blaise Hemingway and Greg Erb & Jacob Oremland
Directed by: Lino DiSalvo

Street Date: March 3, 2020
Selection Number: 64209706
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: Rated PG for action/peril and some language
Subtitles: English SDH, Latin American Spanish Subtitles
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 1 hour, 39 minutes


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Disclosure: I was sent a screener from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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