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Updated: First teaser and images for Blue Sky's new Peanuts animated movie

Mar. 18, 2014by:

Update: And here's the first teaser for PEANUTS! What do you think?

Original: Don't have high hopes for the upcoming PEANUTS movie? I feel the same way. Most of the recent big screen versions of older comics/cartoons have been pretty terrible, and while your kids may have loved them, there's only so many times you can watch UNDERDOG or THE SMURFS films before you develop a drinking problem.

Fox has released the first two images from PEANUTS, and I have to say they do make me feel a little better about the project. Although it's kind of hard to f*ck up Charles M. Schulz's original designs for the characters, I'm glad Blue Sky decided not to mess with how Charlie Brown and Snoopy look for their new film.

Check them out, you blockhead!

Not sold on images alone? Craig Schulz (one of Charles Schulz's sons) and Paul Feig are producing PEANUTS with Steve Martino (ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT, HORTON HEARS A WHO!) directing, and they made a few comments about the film to USA Today recently that should make most Peanuts fans very happy.

We'll start with Craig Schulz, who says he's very protective of his fathers' comics.

"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."

Not much is known about the plot for PEANUTS, but Schulz does say Charlie Brown's crush the "Little Red-Haired Girl" will appear in the new movie, and Steve Martino says, "We're going to fly with Snoopy in his fantasy world. We have a bigger canvas. Bill Melendez got Snoopy off the ground in the TV specials. We're going to take it a step further."

However, the best comment might be from Paul Feig. He says the new movie will have the same "sweet optimism" as the original comics and cartoons, and promises fans won't have to worry about seeing any of their favorite characters twerking or doing something else equally ridiculous in PEANUTS.

"Snoopy will not be rapping, no one will be twerking, we're in good hands."

A teaser trailer should be debuting soon, and I'm much more interested in seeing it now then I was before reading these comments. After checking out what the fimmakers have to say about their new movie, I feel a bit more optimistic about the film, and I think there's a chance we might end up with a very solid new PEANUTS flick.

PEANUTS will be in theaters on November 6th, 2015.

Source: USA Today

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10:46AM on 03/19/2014
"Snoopy will not be rapping, no one will be twerking, we're in good hands." Best news I've heard all week! I have faith in this! Can't wait!
"Snoopy will not be rapping, no one will be twerking, we're in good hands." Best news I've heard all week! I have faith in this! Can't wait!
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5:16AM on 03/19/2014
Can't wait. I hope it does well because I actually wouldn't mind an updated Christmas and Halloween Peanuts for my kids to enjoy.
Can't wait. I hope it does well because I actually wouldn't mind an updated Christmas and Halloween Peanuts for my kids to enjoy.
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9:11PM on 03/18/2014
the teaser looks great! I am glad the director is not gonna have twerking peanuts in this. Keep it like the originals. We don't need twerking Lucy, and rapping Charlie Brown! The fact that Blue Sky is doing this makes me happy. they put out some great films!
the teaser looks great! I am glad the director is not gonna have twerking peanuts in this. Keep it like the originals. We don't need twerking Lucy, and rapping Charlie Brown! The fact that Blue Sky is doing this makes me happy. they put out some great films!
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6:12PM on 03/18/2014
I think the animation looks nice. Just as long as the story doesn't involve the Peanuts getting transported into the real world (/gag), this should hopefully be pretty good.
I think the animation looks nice. Just as long as the story doesn't involve the Peanuts getting transported into the real world (/gag), this should hopefully be pretty good.
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6:08PM on 03/18/2014
looks cute reminds me of the tv specials that use to air which is a good thing
looks cute reminds me of the tv specials that use to air which is a good thing
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5:45PM on 03/18/2014

:)

First I have heard of this project, but like Backtothecritic posted, it was an instant childhood rush. I am 50 but I will be there opening day (and no kid better get in my way :) ) Have always loved the music, (the Pianoguys did a great clip playing this at a seniors home) I am counting down the days.
First I have heard of this project, but like Backtothecritic posted, it was an instant childhood rush. I am 50 but I will be there opening day (and no kid better get in my way :) ) Have always loved the music, (the Pianoguys did a great clip playing this at a seniors home) I am counting down the days.
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4:29PM on 03/18/2014
My whole childhood just came back to me at once. I think the animation is just fantastic. I'm so glad this will be very respectful towards the source material therefore I am expecting to have a good time.
My whole childhood just came back to me at once. I think the animation is just fantastic. I'm so glad this will be very respectful towards the source material therefore I am expecting to have a good time.
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1:06PM on 03/18/2014
i agree that this is not as bad as I imagined. Doesn't look terrible. The good thing is that if this doesn't work. no harm done, we still have the original strips and specials.
i agree that this is not as bad as I imagined. Doesn't look terrible. The good thing is that if this doesn't work. no harm done, we still have the original strips and specials.
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12:18PM on 03/18/2014
You know, that doesn't look so bad after all! I really like that they've gone for an original CG animation look, like how the LEGO movie approximated stop-motion animation really well. It's very sweet from just those few seconds. It's encouraging that Snoopy's flights of fancy will get some play, I think this means we'll get an extended imaginary Red Baron sequence featuring Snoopy!
You know, that doesn't look so bad after all! I really like that they've gone for an original CG animation look, like how the LEGO movie approximated stop-motion animation really well. It's very sweet from just those few seconds. It's encouraging that Snoopy's flights of fancy will get some play, I think this means we'll get an extended imaginary Red Baron sequence featuring Snoopy!
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12:17PM on 03/18/2014

I shuddered when they used Also Sprach Zarathustra off the top

but that was a very sweet trailer: it contained what I love about classic PEANUTS. I also loved that they didn't feel the need to update 'Linus and Lucy'; they left it as is. I think this project is in good hands.
but that was a very sweet trailer: it contained what I love about classic PEANUTS. I also loved that they didn't feel the need to update 'Linus and Lucy'; they left it as is. I think this project is in good hands.
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12:06PM on 03/18/2014
Even after all these years,Snoopy is still adorable.Love the animation in the pictures.
Even after all these years,Snoopy is still adorable.Love the animation in the pictures.
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11:29AM on 03/18/2014
Looks lovely!
Looks lovely!
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11:00AM on 03/18/2014

NICE!

ABSOLUTELY LOOOOOOVE THE ANIMATION STYLE! Looking forward to this,...
ABSOLUTELY LOOOOOOVE THE ANIMATION STYLE! Looking forward to this,...
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10:43AM on 03/18/2014
This is going to do very well at the box office.
This is going to do very well at the box office.
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12:00PM on 03/18/2014
Is the another MUST see of 2014?
Is the another MUST see of 2014?
2:53PM on 03/18/2014
@Van-damage82 Well its more fun being an optimist than a cynic.
@Van-damage82 Well its more fun being an optimist than a cynic.
6:10PM on 03/18/2014
No. It's a MUST see of 2015.
No. It's a MUST see of 2015.
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10:31AM on 03/18/2014
and here's the first teaser
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and here's the first teaser
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