Kids love to pretend their dolls and stuffed animals are real friends they can play with, and filmmakers love to create make-believe worlds where this is possible. Lino DiSalvo is the latest director to explore the "toys come to life" dream with PLAYMOBIL: THE MOVIE, in theatres now.
The new animated adventure follows Marla (Anya Taylor-Joy), who is on a quest to find her brother, Charlie (Gabriel Bateman), and bring him home. To do so, she will need to navigate the magical, animated universe of PLAYMOBIL, with help from some unlikely and heroic new friends: secret agent Rex Dasher (Daniel Radcliffe) — a pseudo-James Bond character — and food truck driver Del (Jim Gaffigan).
Through their vibrant journey, they face unthinkable odds but learn an important lesson along the way: You can achieve anything when you believe in yourself!
After you see PLAYMOBIL: THE MOVIE at your local AMC, revisit two fan-favorite franchises that also bring toys to life.
It's hard to believe the TOY STORY franchise has spanned over two decades, but there's a reason the series has found fans across generations. From first watch, we are invested in the core characters — Woody, Buzz, Bo Peep, Slinky Dog, Rex, Hamm, the Potato Heads — and their journey. Each movie is an exciting adventure that touches on themes of friendship, teamwork, identity, forgiveness and, of course, fun. They are universal and timeless stories you can rewatch now — all four TOY STORY movies are available through AMC Theatres On Demand!
The LEGO franchise is comprised of two main films and two spinoffs — so far — and they all combine humor with adventure. Like TOY STORY, the LEGO movies deliver valuable messages of acceptance and community to their young audiences, but they're far less emotional. So, if you and your kids are looking for lots of silliness and action, the LEGO franchise is your best bet. THE LEGO MOVIE, its sequel, THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE and THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE are all on AMC Theatres On Demand, so sign up or sign in to your account now.
If you haven't yet, get your tickets to PLAYMOBIL: THE MOVIE at AMC now!