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“Playmobil: The Movie”: Genre-Hopping As You Please

One special attraction of "Playmobil: The Movie” is getting immersed in characters from different worlds. This allowed the filmmakers to play with many different film genres.

“We called it ‘genre-hopping’ when the characters jump from one play-world to another”, explains director Lino DiSalvo. “When I think of my favourite films, whether they’re Westerns, science fiction, fantasy or musicals, there are always certain elements that you recognise immediately. When the characters arrive in a new play world, we made it fun, always adapting the film language, the movements of the characters and the music to the genre.