I just got home from Las Vegas, where for the last week I had attended the CinemaCon convention (formerly ShoWest), the largest gathering of movie theatre exhibitors each year. The convention is packed with talks about subjects such as how to maximize profits, and features a show floor filled with the newest and best concessions equipment. More notably, most of the major movie studios hold presentations of upcoming film line-ups for the next year and beyond. Companies even show some of their films early to get some excitement from those booking the screens.
Thursday morning we saw a presentation from 20th Century Fox showcasing some of their big upcoming films including Peanuts, Poltergeist, Paper Towns, Hitman: Agent 47, Victor Frankenstein, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, Fantastic 4, The Martian, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant and David O Russell’s Joy and more. After the presentation I recorded a spoiler free 20th Century Fox CinemaCon 2015 reaction video reaction with Steve from Collider, which you can watch that now embedded after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, January 5th, 2015 by Angie Han
Star Wars and Jurassic Park aren’t the only classic franchises up for a revival this year. This November brings The Peanuts Movie, the first-ever full-length feature film based on Charles M. Schulz‘s beloved characters.
Though the new film gives the old property a 21st century makeover — complete with CG and 3D — it retains the same timeless quality of the source material. Or it tries to, anyway. We’ll see how that turns out when the movie actually premieres. Watch the new The Peanuts Movie trailer after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 by Angie Han
Ah, that dreaded holiday creep. Thanksgiving hasn’t even passed and already some people are trying to make Christmas happen. But in this case, it’s hard to mind too much because Snoopy and Woodstock are the ones getting a head start on festive decorating. Get a peek at the first The Peanuts Movie trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, November 17th, 2014 by Angie Han
Charlie Brown and Snoopy turn 65 years young next year, and they’ve got some very big plans to mark the occasion. They’ll be starring in The Peanuts Movie, a new 3D, CG-animated adventure featuring the classic characters created by Charles M. Schulz. Check out the new Peanuts Movie images after the jump.
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While you might not know the name Rob Jones you know his work. I guarantee it. Jones is a creative director for Mondo, which means he works with each and every artist who releases a poster and helps them achieve the best vision imaginable. While a piece by Tyler Stout or Olly Moss was done by them, Jones helped steer them in a specific direction from a very early stage. You could say every Mondo poster is born of Jones’ DNA.
In addition to that, Jones is quite the accomplished artist himself. He’s done dozens of famous album covers, gig posters, movie posters and in 2011 won an Grammy for designing a box set for The White Stripes. Later this week, he’s presenting an ambitious new solo show called “Grief,” comprised of 100 self portraits offering different takes on Charlie Brown. Yes, from the Peanuts Charlie Brown. It open July 17 at Galerie F in Chicago, Illinois.
Below, we’ve got several exclusive, pop culture inspired pieces from the show including detailed descriptions of the personal interpretations behind each from Jones himself. It’s a funny, but sometimes frightening, window into one of the most influential eyes in pop culture art today. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 by Angie Han
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 first 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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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 »
Posted on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 by Angie Han
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 »