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8:15 am - 03/18/2014

'Peanuts' Teaser Trailer

Any time a classic character is brought back to life for a feature-length film, there’s bound to be at least some hesitation in the hearts of fans.

When it comes to characters as ubiquitous as those found in Charles Schulz‘s classic comic Peanuts, it’s certainly the case. Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of their cohorts will be back next year in a feature-length animation, but instead of 2D, they are getting the CGI treatment, complete with 3D.
To calm fears, director Steve Martino (Ice Age: Continental Drift (Well I feel better, don't you?), tells USA Today, “It would have been absolutely logical for [the late Charles Schulz] to have come onboard, and it brings you closer into the comic strip.” Meanwhile, Paul Feig, who is serving as producer, says the 3D has an  ”effortless,” with the story containing the “sweet optimism” of the original material.


Another producer, the creator’s son Craig, says. “I’m way more protective than my father would have been. Our number 1 goal was always to be authentic to his work and legacy.” Do you think they’ll pull it off? Check out the first look at footage below, which has a nod to Stanley Kubrick‘s landmark classic.




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andres01234 18th-Mar-2014 02:07 pm (UTC)
I CAN'T WAIT A WHOLE FUCKING YEAR
logan_lerman 18th-Mar-2014 02:09 pm (UTC)
i had no idea this was even happening

i like the animation style tho
sandstorm 18th-Mar-2014 02:13 pm (UTC)
It looks REALLY weird to me in a still, but it's actually pretty nice animation.
troy_macclure 18th-Mar-2014 02:30 pm (UTC)
ia
stellar_ball 18th-Mar-2014 02:20 pm (UTC)
Reminds me more of the old claymations than the current CGI/Pixar type movies. I like it.
andres01234 18th-Mar-2014 03:38 pm (UTC)
it looks like a Wii U game and I like it
sdpt 18th-Mar-2014 02:12 pm (UTC)
ugh! I love charlie brown and snoopy and the gang! aww
magnetic_rose92 18th-Mar-2014 02:15 pm (UTC)
Omg I had no idea about this! It looks so cute.
devochkazhenya 18th-Mar-2014 02:15 pm (UTC)
this looks really cute
setsuna16 18th-Mar-2014 02:16 pm (UTC)
I'd prefer a 2D movie, BUT I'm happy with this!!!
locadepatioo 18th-Mar-2014 04:33 pm (UTC)
is Snoopy carrying food in your icon? lol
futuretroll 18th-Mar-2014 05:27 pm (UTC)
looks like chocolate chip cookies
crazychica1818 18th-Mar-2014 02:20 pm (UTC)
This looks cute! I love me some snippy and the gang <3
du_fric 18th-Mar-2014 02:21 pm (UTC)
His hair actually being rendered as an actual hair is kinda grossing me out. BUT IM SO HERE FOR THIS. CAMP SNOOPY FOR LiFE.
montag_heidi 18th-Mar-2014 02:29 pm (UTC)
lol same about dat hair
letmebee 18th-Mar-2014 02:25 pm (UTC)
omg this looks soooo cute
vonlisbon 18th-Mar-2014 02:25 pm (UTC)
OH GOD LOL when I read the Kubrick part my mind was like, "which the fuck movie..."

I occasionally forget Space Odyssey is the one that made that song what it is.
littlehayzay 18th-Mar-2014 02:29 pm (UTC)
I read it as Kubrick directed the original peanuts since I didn't watch the video And was like what the fuck he did? Oh wait I can't read
yurasama_love 18th-Mar-2014 02:28 pm (UTC)
Awww we have to wait a whole year?
prophecypro 18th-Mar-2014 02:34 pm (UTC)
Making it CGI seems weird but ok
blue_birds 18th-Mar-2014 02:35 pm (UTC)
My jaw dropped at that still because I thought they were about to do Charlie bogus with the animation lmao. It's actually nice though and looks cute. Hopefully this will be good.
midnight_lite 18th-Mar-2014 02:43 pm (UTC)
I had no idea this was happening and was all ready to get mad about it but the teaser looks really cute. I love that they have all those comic animation lines.
courtneyshayne 18th-Mar-2014 02:52 pm (UTC)
sweet optimism? that's not exactly how i'd ever describe peanuts. the animation looks nice but i doubt this will be any good considering the quality of the specials that came after schulz's death.
xpirate_queenx 18th-Mar-2014 03:09 pm (UTC)
mte the collective memories of Charlie Brown and the actual source work are two different things. My grandparents actually hate Peanuts because Charlie Brown is such a loser, haha
storms 18th-Mar-2014 03:39 pm (UTC)
ia. A lot of it is quite cynical, in a good way. It saves it from being too twee.
courtneyshayne 18th-Mar-2014 03:45 pm (UTC)
the cynicism is my favorite part. that's why i don't think this will be that good, because no one else captures the tone of the comic strip well.
tinkerbell1700 18th-Mar-2014 03:42 pm (UTC)
I just hope they don't try to make the humor and speech all ~cutting edge and super hip. It won't fit with Peanuts at all imo.
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