Playmobil: The Movie trailer: Anya Taylor Joy and Gabriel Bateman turn in plastic performances

It's hard not to feel a little cynical about the release of a Playmobil: The Movie film. The Lego universe has managed to balance its obvious advertising with a run of fun and memorable films, and the Brandstätter Group (who make Playmobil) obviously want in on the action. Hopefully they can prove us wrong and provide the same self-referential humour that won't make this feel like a marketing vehicle. Although, it will have its work cut out to not feel like a second-tier version of these types of films. Anyway, enough with the talk, and check out the first full trailer for Playmobil: The Movie above.

When her younger brother Charlie unexpectedly disappears into the magical, animated universe of PLAYMOBIL, unprepared Marla must go on a quest of a lifetime to bring him home. As she sets off on a fantastic journey across stunning new worlds, Marla teams up with some unlikely and heroic new friends – the smooth-talking food truck driver Del, the dashing and charismatic secret agent Rex Dasher, a wholehearted misfit robot, an extravagant fairy-godmother and many more. Through their vibrant adventure, Marla and Charlie realize that no matter how life plays out, you can achieve anything when you believe in yourself!

Lino DiSalvo directs, with the voice cast featuring, Anya Taylor-Joy, Gabriel Bateman, Daniel Radcliffe, Jim Gaffigan, Adam Lambert, Kenan Thompson and Meghan Trainor.

Playmobil: The Movie opens in UK cinemas on August 9th 2019.

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