Everyone has seen the Peanuts gang in the well-known comic strip for many years, and after many cartoon specials, there will finally be a 3D Peanuts movie. Charles Shulz wrote the original comic strip, and it continues to be a hit, with this being the comic’s fifth feature film.
The trailer for the new film should give plenty of people a feeling of nostalgia, and make people look forward to the time when we can all see everyone’s comic strip characters on the big screen again.
It might be a bit jarring for some fans to see Charlie Brown and Snoopy in 3D, but producer Paul Feig promises that everyone’s favorite characters will be brought to the big screen with their original personalities.
In a recent interview with USA Today, Feig said “Snoopy will not be rapping. No one will be twerking. We’re in good hands.” He has previously worked on the comedies The Heat and Bridesmaids.
The film will be directed by Steve Martino, who previously directed Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who and Ice Age: Continental Drift. As fans know, Charlie Brown has been seen on the big screen multiple times, although never in 3D form.
Previous feature films from the Peanuts characters include Bon Voyage Charlie Brown (And Don’t Come Back!!), which was released in 1980, and the last Peanuts film to hit theaters. That film concluded a four-movie run that followed A Boy Named Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Come Home, and Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown.
Something that should also leave fans optimistic about the film is the fact that Charles Schulz’s son, Craig Schulz, will be serving as an executive producer on the film. He said “I’m way more protective than my father would have been. Our No. 1 goal was always to be authentic to his work and legacy.”
There is a NEW Peanuts movie? I thought Charles M. Schulz forbade "new" Peanuts after his death??
— MarkHsoap (@MarkHsoap) March 18, 2014
I don't know if I am excited or outraged about the new Peanuts movie… They're walking in dangerous territory. #DontMessThisUp
— Sam Jeralds (@samjeralds) March 18, 2014
Details surrounding the plot have not been revealed yet, other than it will feature the whole Peanuts gang together again, and a lifelong crush of Charlie Brown’s will be revealed. The old cast will also be returning for the new film.
The upcoming 3D installment in the Peanuts franchise will be be coming to theaters on Nov. 6, 2015, and will commemorate the 65th anniversary of the strip’s debut.
That trailer for the new 3D CGI Peanuts movie actually looks very true to the source material, interested to see how it pans out
— Aldrin Francisco (@inezco) March 18, 2014
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