Charlie Brown & Gang Coming to the Big Screen for a Whole New Generation!
Good grief! And I mean that in the best way possible.
comic strip Peanuts is going to be hitting the big screen
to reunite Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the gang on
November 6, 2015, just in time for their 65 anniversary. Along with
a new installment in the Peanuts repertoire comes a sleek
new animation style that will be released in glorious 3D! But
don’t worry, the new look will still capture the spirit of
the original hand-drawn Peanuts without looking completely
I know what you might be thinking right now -- Since this will be geared for a new generation of fans, will we be seeing Lucy and Peppermint Patty twerking it? Will Linus and Charlie Brown ride road bikes to a coffee shop to discuss why vinyl records have SUCH a better sound than digital copies? Will Sally embark on a pop music career and dress in revealing outfits, while grinding with Schroeder during a pop hit that he stole from somebody else? Will Woodstock show off his rear end and break the Internet? No. Just no to everything above. You can trust that director Steve Martino(Horton Hears a Who, Ice Age: Continental Drift)and producer Paul Feig (Bridesmaids,The Heat) have something a little more traditional up their sleeves. After all, Feig did kind of make his ownPeanuts TV show when he created the cult dramedy “Freaks and Geeks”, amirite?
Feig have said that while the movie will not be as old-fashioned as
previous Peanuts installments, it will definitely reflect
the Peanuts past generations have grown up with and love.
They haven’t revealed much about the plot as of now, but they
have said that the film will revolve around Charlie Brown (of
course), and “puts him on a quest to get something he’s
sure he needs, even though he discovers he’s pretty OK just
as he is.” That sounds like pretty much any movie ever made.
So whether the new Peanuts movie will be like Finding
Nemo or The Terminator, I have no idea. The trailer
isn't too much help either, featuring Snoopy going on another one
of this Red Baron
hallucinations adventures, but
you can get a good idea of the animation style and the film's
(Screenshot via YouTube)
- Kevin Donaldson, YH Staff