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USA Today Interviews "Peanuts" Producer Craig Schulz, Watch the Teaser Trailer!

Posted on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 5:08 PM by Scott Jentsch

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USA Today published an interview recently with Craig Schulz, son of comic strip artist Charles M. Schulz and producer of the upcoming feature-length movie, Peanuts, which will be released in theaters in November 2015.

In the interview, Schulz describes their approach to the movie and reveals a little about the plot and who will make an appearance:

The filmmakers are keeping Peanuts' plot details under wraps ("it's about a round-headed kid and his dog, and that's about as far as I'm willing to go," says Craig). But the story will bring together the entire cast from the strips and Bill Melendez's famous television specials, from Pig-Pen to Peppermint Patty.

Additions include the unveiling of Charlie Brown's lifelong crush, known only as "the Little Red-Haired Girl." Martino is excited about exploring the Peanuts world with detailed animation ("We'll see that Snoopy has soft-white fur") and exploring traditionally imagined realms such as Snoopy's World War I fighter-pilot adventures.

Click the Read link below to view the full article.

Watch the Teaser Trailer

The Teaser Trailer has just been released as well, and you can find it on the Trailers & Videos page for the movie. Be sure to add the movie to your Favorite Movies list so you can stay informed about all the upcoming updates that we have for the movie leading up to its release!

It's been quite some time since the Peanuts gang has been on the big screen. The most recent movie was Bon Voyage Charlie Brown in 1980. The long-lasting favorites, including A Charlie Brown ChristmasIt's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, and A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving are from 1965, 1966, and 1973, respectively.

Watching the trailer definitely evokes the familiar tone of the classic Peanuts movies, but the CGI animation is very polished; almost too much so. If you watch the trailer for Hayao Miyazaki's Academy Award-nominated The Wind Rises, you'll see an example of modern-day animation that has the look of hand-drawn animation but still feels dimensional and not outdated by any stretch.

I grew up enjoying the Peanuts comics, and the nostalgic part of me wishes they had gone this route instead of the all-CGI route, which, of course, makes the 3D version easy to do. Nonetheless, I'm looking forward to this movie's release. Here's hoping they keep the heart and soul of what made the Peanuts comics and movies so endearing!



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