Never Stop Dreaming Big. The first official trailer of the adaptation of “Peanuts” hits the online world today. The movie, which features the colorful characters from Charles Schulz’s imagination, will be brought to life in CGI, bringing a heavy dose of nostalgic childhood memories as we see our beloved Sunday comic strip characters come to life in the big screens.
The CGI-animated pic will feature the vast characters of the famous Sunday Comic strip “Peanuts” including the likes of Charlie Brown; Snoopy; Woodstock; Charlie Brown’s love interest, the Little Red-Haired Girl; Snoopy’s love interest, Fifi; and and a group of Beagle Scouts. The upcoming pic is set to be the fifth full-length feature film to be based on the comic, and the first feature film based on the characters in 35 years. The film commemorates the 65th anniversary of the comic strip ,which published its final release on 2000 as well as the death of its creator Charles M. Schulz.
“Peanuts” is considered as the most popular and influential in the history of comic strips, having published 17,897 strips, making it the “arguably longest story ever told by one human being.” The comic strip ran in over 2,600 newspapers, with a readership of 355 million in 75 countries and was translated into 21 languages.
The movie was based on the idea of Schulz’s son, Craig, which he showed to his screenwriter son Bryan Schulz in 2006. The CGI-animated pic is produced by Blue Sky Studios and to be distributed by 20th Century Fox. Steve Martino is set to direct the pic written by Bryan Schulz, Craig Schulz and Cornelius Uliano. Martino and his animators spent over a year looking at Charles Schulz’s original drawing style to help translate the “hand-drawn warmth… into the cool pixel-precision of CGI” without the fear of something getting lost in translation, such as “how the dot of an eye [conveyed] joy or sorrow so efficiently.”
“Peanuts” is set for a theatrical release on Nov. 6, 2015. For more news and updates on upcoming movies, celebrities, events and TV shows, check Movie News Guide (MNG) regularly.
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