Newswire: That Playmobil movie is a go, to the mild interest of children everywhere

Remember that feeling of grim resignation when your mom would buy you ASICS sneakers instead of the Air Jordans every kid in school is wearing? Or when the waitress asks, “Is Pepsi OK?” According to a report in Variety, France’s ON Animation Studios and U.S. distributor Cross Creek are hoping to somehow make millions by engendering that feeling among fans of The Lego Movie.

In the wake of The Lego Movie‘s $468.8 million global box-office haul last year, production and distribution rights are officially a lock for Playmobil: Robbers, Thieves & Rebels. As we previously reported, the movie is being written and directed by Bob Persichetti, whose background is largely as a story artist for various Disney and DreamWorks cartoons. He did co-wrote the screenplay for ON’s adaptation of The Little Prince, which was well received on international release though has yet to come out …

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