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Watch: Full Trailer for Blue Sky's 'Peanuts Movie' is Totally Perfect

22 June 2015 3:42 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"It's not often you get the opportunity to start over with a clean slate... this time things will be different!" Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox have debuted a full-length, three-minute trailer for The Peanuts Movie, adapted from Charles Schulz comic strip. All your favorite characters are here, from Charlie Brown (voiced by Noah Schnapp), to Linus, to Pigpen, to Lucy, to Sally, plus–of course–Snoopy. We've already seen a few teasers, but this is the full sell and it's totally perfect. This movie looks wonderful, like they've actually captured the feeling of the comic strip where these characters come from and re-imagined in for the big screen without dumbing it down. I really can't believe how good this looks, it's going to be so much fun. Here's the full-length trailer for Blue Sky Studio's The Peanuts Movie, in high def from Apple: Peanuts is directed bey Steve Martino (Ice Age: Continental Drift, »

- Alex Billington

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It's June, but has 'Inside Out' already won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature?

19 June 2015 3:14 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Apologies if this sounds forward, but the race for Best Animated Picture is over.  Pixar’s “Inside Out,” the company’s first original production since 2012’s “Brave,” arrives in theaters today with some of the most glowing reviews in the company’s history.  For anyone else in the animated Oscar race that’s very bad news. At the time of this post, the Disney release has a 98% on Rotten Tomatoes with 170 positive reviews and just 3 negative opinions.  On Metacritic “Inside Out” has an overall grade of 93 including 21 100 grades featuring raves from key critics A.O. Scott at the New York Times and Kenneth Turan at the Los Angeles Times.  Many in Cannes thought it was a crime the picture wasn’t in competition and it’s expected to be Pixar’s second biggest opening since “The Incredibles” in 2004 (impressive considering “Jurassic World” will still be no. 1).  There is no controversy. There is no disappointment. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Peppermint Patty are back in the cute Peanuts Movie trailer

17 June 2015 4:39 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Peppermint Patty jump into the 21st century in a cute new trailer for The Peanuts Movie.

The classic comic strip is getting a 3D animation makeover courtesy of producer Paul Feig (Spy) and Ice Age: Continental Drift director Steve Martino.

All of your favourite Peanuts children are back as Charlie Brown and his friends Peppermint Patty, Franklin, Pig-Pen and Linus have a brand new adventure.

When Charlie falls in love with the beautiful Little Red-Haired Girl, he enlists Snoopy to help him reinvent himself in order to impress her.

This big-screen revival of Charles M Schulz's beloved comic strip characters is being released to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Charlie Brown Christmas television special.

The Peanuts Movie bows on November 6 in the Us and December 21 in the UK. »

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The Peanuts Movie (2015) Movie Trailer 4: Charlie Brown’s Reinvention

17 June 2015 12:27 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

The Peanuts Movie Trailer 4 Has Been Released. Steve Martino‘s The Peanuts Movie (2015) movie trailer 4 stars Francesca Capaldi, Noah Schnapp, and Venus SchultheisThe Peanuts Movie‘s synopsis: “Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home.”

We previously published these Peanuts articles:

Peanuts (2015) Teaser Trailer: Charlie Brown & Snoopy in a CGI-3D Film Peanuts (2015) Movie Trailer 2: Snoopy is a Flying Ace Peanuts (2015) Movie Trailer 3: New Footage for Charles M. Schulz’s Characters

Watch The Peanuts Movie movie trailer 4 and leave your thoughts on it below in the comments section. The Peanuts Movie will be released in Us theaters through 20th Century Fox on November 6, 2015. For more The Peanuts Movie news, articles, and photos, visit our The Peanuts Movie Page, subscribe to us by Email, »

- Marco Margaritoff

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Annecy: How Big-Budget ‘The Peanuts Movie’ Stayed True to the Strips

17 June 2015 7:02 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Yesterday, the trailer for Fox’s “The Peanuts Movie” debuted online, winning over skeptics who’d wondered whether Blue Sky (the toon studio responsible for the “Ice Age” franchise) was worthy of bringing Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of cartoonist Charles M. Schulz’s beloved characters to the bigscreen.

Wednesday morning, director Steve Martino and art director Nash Dunnigan took the stage at France’s Annecy Intl. Animated Film Festival to share the elaborate thought process that went into respecting the legacy of Schulz — known by the nickname “Sparky” by friends and members of the production. And who better to tackle the challenge than the helmer who’d taken such care in adapting “Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who,” embracing computer-animation technology while staying true to Theodor Geisel’s original designs?

According to Martino, nearly everyone he encounters responds to news of “The Peanuts Movie” with the same concern: “Don’t screw it up! »

- Peter Debruge

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Watch: ‘Peanuts Movie’ Trailer Features Charlie Brown’s Crush

16 June 2015 1:48 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The new trailer for the animated “Peanuts Movie” introduces a new kid in town: the “little red-haired girl.”

In the latest trailer from 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios, Charlie Brown is on a mission to prove he can be a winner and capture the girl’s heart.

“If you really want to impress people, you need to show them you’re a winner,” Lucy says. “Of course when I say you, you know I don’t mean you personally.”

Curiously, most of the trailer is backed by The Who’s song “Baba O’Reilly,” best known for the phrase “teenage wasteland.”

The computer animated 3D movie, based on Charles Schulz’s iconic comic strip, has been in the works since 2012 when Fox acquired rights to Charles Schulz’s comic strip. “Ice Age: Continental Drift” helmer Steve Martino directs from a script by Schulz’s son and grandson, Craig and Bryan Schulz, »

- Dave McNary

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New Trailer For The Peanuts Movie Reminds Us Why We Love Charlie Brown

16 June 2015 11:23 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The new trailer for The Peanuts Movie is here, and to my great relief, it’s actually great. When this project was announced, I was really concerned that it would be an Alvin and the Chipmunks-style cash-grab, devoid of any of the original cartoon’s warmth. But the new trailer is charming beyond measure, centering on the arrival of a cute, new girl in town who immediately steals Charlie Brown’s heart.

The animation looks terrific and extremely reverent to the original Peanuts cartoons, while the stories – two quests, one undertaken by Charlie Brown and the other by his beloved beagle Snoopy – seem appropriately cute and good-natured.

The Peanuts Movie boasts a script penned by Schulz’s son Craig Schulz, grandson Bryan Schulz and co-writer Cornelius Uliano. Horton Hears A Who director Steve Martino sat behind the camera, with BridesmaidsPaul Feig producing. The team behind this one seems »

- Isaac Feldberg

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‘The Peanuts Movie’ Trailer Shows Off Charlie Brown’s Reinvention

16 June 2015 11:07 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Peanuts are back on the big screen for the first time in over three decades, but things haven’t changed for the world’s most beloved underdog, Charlie Brown. In the trailer for “The Peanuts Movie,” a new girl moves into the neighborhood and Charlie uses her arrival as motivation to reinvent himself into a hero. With the help of his lovable beagle Snoopy, Charlie embarks on a quest to shed his loser persona. Lucy, Linus, Sally, Peppermint Patty and the rest of the gang are also back to make their 3D debuts. Also Read: 'Charlie Brown' to Become »

- Kathy Zerbib

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Watch: New 'Peanuts' Movie Trailer

16 June 2015 10:39 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Fox has released a new trailer for The Peanuts Movie, bringing Charlie Brown to CG-animated life on November 6 and this time we get a bit more of the story, plus a look at the voice cast. Directed by Steve Martino, it's quite clear the focus will be on character as they haven't brought in a bunch of big name celebrities to capture the audience's attention, but instead the voices will be provided by Noah Schnapp as Charlie Brown, Alex Garfin as Linus, Hadley Miller as Lucy, Mariel Sheets as Sally, Noah Johnston as Schroeder, Aj Tecce as Pig-Pen, Venus Schultheis as Peppermint Patty, Rebecca Bloom as Marcie, Mar Mar as Franklin and Madisyn Shipman as Violet. The archived voice of Bill Melendez will be used for both Snoopy and Woodstock. Here's the official synopsis: Snoopy, the world's most lovable beagle - and flying ace! - embarks upon his greatest mission »

- Brad Brevet

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New The Peanuts Movie Trailer Introduces the New Kid in Town

16 June 2015 9:49 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A brand new trailer for The Peanuts Movie is here, and to be honest, it's pretty fantastic. I was a little concerned when news of this adaptation broke a while back but I'm feeling much better after this full-length trailer. Unlike some animated adaptations of beloved long-running properties, The Peanuts Movie seems to hit all the right notes and it feels like director Steve Martino has nailed the tone. The animation is great, treading into new territory with computer technology while offering up little tweaks here and there that serve as throwbacks to the original comics version (and the arrival of Pigpen is an absolute delight). The only thing that rubs the wrong way a bit in this trailer is the randomly inserted music, but that's always a tough nut to crack in these promotional pieces. Needless to say, this family film will be a big draw in the fall. »

- Dave Trumbore

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Watch: Charlie Brown Dreams Big In New Trailer For 'The Peanuts Movie'

16 June 2015 9:42 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While there are some people who are decidedly afraid of their childhoods being ruined by Hollywood taking on something they grew up with (see the divisive reaction to "Jurassic World" last weekend), only you can let a movie spoil your memories. And thus, you have two choices: roll with the CGI 3D "The Peanuts Movie" or....well, don't. But a new trailer is here for the new generation of kids ready to find out who Charlie Brown and his pals are. Read More: 10 Animation Directors Who Moved Into Live-Action Steve Martino directs the big screen adventure of the Charles Schulz created characters which features the elements older adults will recognize, and updated mostly tastefully for contemporary kid crowds. That said, the choice of The Who to power the trailer is a bit odd. Anyway, here's the official synopsis:  Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Annecy: U.S., Globalization Fire Up Fest, Market

15 June 2015 2:20 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Annecy – Annecy attendance has The Big Mo. And Hollywood and U.S. animation at large is driving that surge as the U.S. industry reaches out to the world for talent and markets.

Five days out from the June 15 launch of is 2015 fest edition, France’s Annecy Animation Film Festival and Market were on track for a ovrall 10%-15% accreditation boost, a near dramatic boost. U.S. fest/market participants were up a remarkable 60%, Canada’s by 40%.

Including the Festival’s International Animation Film Market (Mifa), registrations – industry professionals and accredited film school students – look set to come in around 8,000 vs. 7,100 in 2014, reported Patrick Eveno, CEO of Citia, the Annecy Fest’s organizer.

At Mifa, by Thursday, market registrations were over 10% up year-on-year. Mifa will begin its 30th edition on June 17 with more participants than it finished last year’s, Mifa head Mickael Marin confirmation.

Put that down to globalization, often driven by a digital revolution. »

- John Hopewell

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Women Rule at This Year’s Annecy Animation Festival

14 June 2015 10:10 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Even successful animation pros have admitted that sometimes they’ve felt relegated to “the kids’ table” on the awards circuit. But that doesn’t happen at Annecy, the world’s longest-running festival for animated films. At the French festival, legends like “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening attract rock star attention, while studio execs scout talent and directors unveil upcoming films.

“Annecy holds a special place,” says DreamWorks co-president and producer Bonnie Arnold, who premiered “How to Train Your Dragon 2” there last year. “There’s no greater pleasure than to see the response of your peers in animation.”

This year, Arnold will sit on the short film jury, which she expects will give her a glimpse of emerging talent. “So often, shorts become the launching pad for the animation directors of the future,” she says. Her role also makes Arnold part of Annecy history; for the first time in the festival’s 55-year run, »

- Ellen Wolff

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Women Rule at This Year’s Annecy Animation Festival

14 June 2015 10:10 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Even successful animation pros have admitted that sometimes they’ve felt relegated to “the kids’ table” on the awards circuit. But that doesn’t happen at Annecy, the world’s longest-running festival for animated films. At the French festival, legends like “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening attract rock star attention, while studio execs scout talent and directors unveil upcoming films.

“Annecy holds a special place,” says DreamWorks co-president and producer Bonnie Arnold, who premiered “How to Train Your Dragon 2” there last year. “There’s no greater pleasure than to see the response of your peers in animation.”

This year, Arnold will sit on the short film jury, which she expects will give her a glimpse of emerging talent. “So often, shorts become the launching pad for the animation directors of the future,” she says. Her role also makes Arnold part of Annecy history; for the first time in the festival’s 55-year run, »

- Ellen Wolff

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Brand new quad poster and image from the upcoming ‘Peanuts Movie’

5 June 2015 9:34 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We have a new look at the Blue Sky produced Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie for your viewing pleasure on this Friday afternoon. The film will be released in cinemas later this year through 20th Century Fox.

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut, like they’ve never been seen before, in state of the art 3D animation.  Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle – and flying ace – embarks upon his greatest mission as he takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis The Red Baron, while his best pal, Charlie Brown, begins his own epic quest.  From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the Ice Age films, Snoopy And Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie will prove that every underdog has his day.

Steve Martino directs the film.

Have a look at the new »

- Paul Heath

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Check Out The Adorable New Peanuts Movie Poster

4 June 2015 1:06 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

(Fandango)

The gang is all here in the new poster for 20th Century Fox’s Peanuts Movie.

While you’re enjoying your summer, watch the hilarious Race For Your Life Charlie Brown. A perfect movie to get you ready for Snoopy, Woodstock, Chuck, Peppermint Patty and Pigpen!

In theaters on November 6, the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut, like they’ve never been seen before, in state of the art 3D animation.

Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle – and flying ace – embarks upon his greatest mission as he takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis The Red Baron, while his best pal, Charlie Brown, begins his own epic quest.

From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the Ice Age films, The Peanuts Movie will prove that every underdog has his day.

Directed by Steve Martino, The Peanuts Movie is produced by Craig Schulz, »

- Michelle McCue

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Why Paul Feig Is 'Dead Serious' About 'Spy' (Plus, an Exclusive Sneak Peek)

7 May 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

For some reason, 2015 is the year of the spy spoof.

Earlier this year we got "Kingsman: The Secret Service," which turned out to be something of a surprise hit (especially given its brand new IP and R-rating) and on June 5th comes "Spy," the latest collaboration between director Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy (this is their third, after the hugely successful "Bridesmaids" and "The Heat").

"Spy" turns the espionage thriller on its head; instead of a slick male agent, we get McCarthy's bumbling office drone who's recruited after a Bond-ish spy (Jude Law) gets killed in the field. It could be dopey and crass, but Feig treats the material seriously and gets genuinely inspired performances out of a varied cast that includes Rose Byrne and, surprisingly enough, Jason Statham.

"Spy" premiered at this year's South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas, where we sat down with Feig to discuss »

- Drew Taylor

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Annecy animation festival unveils 2015 line-up

29 April 2015 9:59 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Competition titles revealed; exclusive first footage to screen from Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur and Disney’s Zootopia.

The Annecy International Animation Film Festival (June 15-20) is to spotlight the contribution of women to animation and their growing presence in the medium.

This year’s Honorary Cristal will be awarded to French director Florence Miailhe, whose unusual technique has been called “film painting”. She was first at Annecy in 2000 with Au premier dimanche d’aout, which won the Cear for Best Short Film, and won a special mention at Cannes in 2006 for her short Conte de quartier.

Sticking with the female focus, there will be films about maternity and sexuality, the female imagination and a strand titled The Future Is Woman.

Canadian filmmaker Janet Perlman, who secured an Oscar nomination with The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin (1981), will also be the subject of a special focus.

This year’s festival, overseen by artistic »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Annecy Animation Fest Unveils Lineup, Turns Spotlight on Women

28 April 2015 4:52 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris — The Annecy International Animation Film Festival is set to turn the spotlight on women working in the toon world.

The 2015 Honorary Cristal will be awarded to Florence Miailhe, a critically acclaimed director whose short “Conte de Quartier” won a special mention in Cannes in 2006.

The fest will also showcase the work of Canadian female director Janet Perlman, whose short “The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin” won an Oscar in 1981.

Annecy’s artistic director Marcel Jean sifted through a record 2,606 films from 95 different countries, including 73 features, to finally come up with the final 215 films.

As every year, the festival will unspool a flurry of high-profile international animated pics. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen Ever” and “Zootopia” by Byron Howard (“Tangled”) and Rich Moore (“Wreck-It Ralph”), as well as Pixar/Disney’s “The Good Dinosaur” and “Inside Out” (which world premieres at Cannes, pictured above) will play at Annecy.

The competition »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Ridley Scott’s The Martian Highlight of 20th Century Fox’s CinemaCon 2015 Event

25 April 2015 6:38 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Following the exciting presentation at CinemaCon last week, 20th Century Fox released some new details for their upcoming releases. Check out the official synopses along with some photos for all their 2015 and 2016 films.

The highlight of the event was the must-see film of 2015 – Ridley Scott’s The Martian.

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, Nasa and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, »

- Michelle McCue

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