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The Peanuts gang is ready to conquer new territory: the big screen!
Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy, Pig Pen, etc. have become beloved characters for several generations via television specials like "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown." Now, they're making their first film, "The Peanuts Movie" - and it looks as light-hearted, sweet, and adorably funny as the classics we grew up with.
"The Peanuts Movie" updates the characters and story a bit - but not too much. There are modern songs, like DJ Khaled's "All I Do Is Win," but the humor is still gentle and timeless (no snarky texts from Sally). The animation, now done with computers, looks great, but not too flashy and cutting-edge, and we'd wager that Charlie Brown and crew have long lives on the big screen.
"The Peanuts Movie" opens in theaters November 6.
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- Kelly Woo
A behind-the-scenes look at The Peanuts Movie reveals what Charlie Brown and Snoopy mean to an entire generation of kids.
20th Century Fox's inside look at the animated movie includes testimonial from the film's international crew - spanning from Germany to South Korea - about how beloved Charles Schulz''s creations are.
The Peanuts Movie is aiming to introduce Charlie Brown and Snoopy to a whole new generation of children.
The Peanuts Movie opens on November 6 in the Us and December 21 in the UK. »
To celebrate the occasion, Meghan’s fans can check out her social sites for a Peanuts-inspired image of the pop star in true-to-style round headed glory.
According to Lucy van Pelt, the song, “Better When I’m Dancin’,” promises to knock your block off. Music enthusiasts Snoopy and Woodstock could not be reached for comment, but did release this statement, “’/’’!’”/’/’!/’!’” The Peanuts own virtuoso Schroeder added, “Please don’t touch my piano.”
Meghan Trainor commented: “I was thrilled to be offered the chance to see an early version of The Peanuts Movie – and to then be inspired to write a song that captured the film’s spirit, energy and sense of joy. It was a pleasure to work with director Steve Martino to make sure the song did right by the incredible characters that the »
- Michelle McCue
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
Very few people will argue with you if you state that A Charlie Brown Christmas is one of the greatest holiday specials of all time. It manages to toe the line of being sweet but not saccharine, sentimental but not overly so, touching on the true meaning of Christmas without being too alienating. (Not to mention that its Vince Guaraldi score is iconic in its own right.) Its Halloween-focused counterpart, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, has also stood the test of time and become a holiday television classic. However, those two famous films do not mark the only times that the sad-sack, self-conscious and shy star of Charles Schultz’s long-running comic strip has come to life onscreen alongside his gang of eccentric friends and his goofy beagle, Snoopy.
- Lee Jutton
20th Century Fox has revealed four new character posters for The Peanuts Movie, featuring Snoopy, Charlie Brown (voiced by Noah Schnapp), Linus (Alexander Garfin) and Lucy (Hadley Belle Miller). The ensemble voice cast was announced back in November, and these four posters only scratch the surface of the numerous characters who will be featured in this 3D animated movie. Hopefully these one-sheets are just the start of a massive poster roll-out while we wait for a new full-length trailer.
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 »
For those that don't know, Lee Mendelson has been with the crew of Peanuts/Charlie Brown since the 1960s when he executive produced the very first Charlie Brown TV short, A Charlie Brown Christmas. Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown hit earlier this week, which afforded me the opportunity to quiz Mendelson and find out how he got involved with not only the animated Peanuts specials, but also Garfield, which many of us grew up watching. Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown has been remastered and released on DVD for the first time ever and was written by Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz. Q: Many of us grew up reading and watching Charlie Brown and Garfield, especially when Christmas and Halloween rolled around each year. Were you a Peanuts fan and how did you get involved with those two properties? A: I was always a fan of Charlie brown in the comics. »
Fox has released a new trailer for the animated “The Peanuts Movie,” due out Nov. 6.
The computer animated 3D movie, based on Charles Schulz’s iconic comic strip, opens with Woodstock the bird working on converting Snoopy’s doghouse to a World War I airplane with Vince Guaraldi’s classic “Linus and Lucy” theme playing. Snoopy then flies the doghouse to Paris as his World War I flying ace in pursuit of the Red Baron, whereupon he returns to the initial setting.
The trailer concludes with a brief scene of Charlie Brown coming into a movie theater to see the movie.
Fox acquired the feature film rights in 2012 to 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, with Cornelius Uliano. All three are producing along with Paul Feig.
The “Peanuts” comic strip has »
- Dave McNary
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