Peanuts trailer

Frankly, we were pretty nervous when we first heard that Fox and Blue Sky were trying to will a 3D, CG-animated Peanuts movie into being. Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) coming on as a producer seemed like a good sign, but we’ve seen enough awful kids’ films to know how easy they are to screw up.

But now the very firstĀ Peanuts trailer has arrived, and we’re thrilled and incredibly relieved to see that it is nowhere near horrible. In fact, it’s quite good. Aside from the fact that they’re now 3D and CG-animated, Charlie Brown and Snoopy are exactly as you remember them. Hit the jump to check it out.

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New Peanuts movie

The last time Charlie Brown and Snoopy were in their own big-screen feature was in 1980. But 2015 is the 65th anniversary of the debut of Charles Schulz‘s comic strip ‘Peanuts,’ and also the 50th anniversary of their wonderful special A Charlie Brown Christmas. And so a new Peanuts movie is finally going to arrive. This time the characters will be brought to life via CG (“we’ll see that Snoopy has soft-white fur” says the cartoonist’s son Craig Schulz) and presented in 3D.

The first images from the film have just arrived, heralding tomorrow’s debut teaser. You can see a pair of shots below. Read More »

Paul Feig Will Produce Fox’s ‘Peanuts’ Movie

Peanuts

After a couple of R-rated successes, Paul Feig is mixing it up with some family fare. The Bridesmaids director has just signed on to produce the upcoming Peanuts movie for Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox, where Feig has a first-look deal.

The project represents new territory for Feig, not because it’s kid-friendly — before Bridesmaids, his last feature was the PG-rated Unaccompanied Minors — but because it’s animated. Hit the jump for more details on the projects.

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When you think of an animated Charlie Brown, Fox and Ice Age animation house Blue Sky Studios don’t want the only vision that comes to mind to be from the old animated specials seen during holidays on television. No, the two companies are going to want you to think of their new animated take on Charles Schulz‘s long-running Peanuts gang.

Fox and Blue Sky have been angling for the rights to make a Peanuts film for years, and now things are all set, with a release date of November 25, 2015 inked for a feature that will commemorate the 65th anniversary of the comic strip. (It’ll also be the 50th anniversary of the best-known animated version of Peanuts, A Charlie Brown Christmas.) Read More »

Cool Stuff: Peanuts Massacre T-Shirt

I’m sure the family of Charles Schultz would file a lawsuit if they saw Validus Apparel’s Peanuts / Friday the 13th mash-up t-shirt — Peanuts Massacre. Available on Validus Apparel for $15 while supplies last.

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