by Justin Cook
The first official trailer for 2015’s The Peanuts Movie has been released online. The upcoming movie, based on the beloved comic strip Peanuts, will mark the return of all of the much-adored characters, including Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty, Lucy and Woodstock.
Check it out below:
Judging from the trailer alone, The Peanuts Movie seems like great family fun that captures a similar feeling that the Peanuts comic strip and TV specials had. Not to mention, it was pretty amazing to see Snoopy riding his signature doghouse in a dogfight against the Red Baron, his sworn enemy.
The backdrop of Paris also added a certain level of fun to the trailer, one part even involving Snoopy narrowly avoiding the Eifel Tower while flying.
Another highlight of the trailer was the way it ended, with Charlie Brown uttering his classic saying “good grief.”
The trailer managed to hook the viewer without giving too much away about the film’s plot. Hats off to the filmmakers for keeping things under wraps.
Steve Martino, director of Horton Hear a Who! and Ice Age: Continental Drift, will helm the film. Craig and Bryan Schulz, son and grandson of Peanuts creator/cartoonist Charles Schulz, are set to write and produce the movie along with Cornelius Uliano. Michael J. Travers and Bridesmaids and The Heat director Paul Feig will also produce the film.
On the film, Feig said, “You love being back in that world. And you immediately want to grab every kid you know and go, ‘Oh, my God, you’ve got to watch this!”
Even better, the filmmakers will use archived recordings from the late Bill Melendez as voices for Snoopy and Woodstock, a great way to honor the man who originally voiced the two characters.
The production company behind the film is Blue Sky Studios, also known for popular franchises such as Ice Age and Rio. 20th Century Fox will distribute the movie, which is due out on November 6, 2015.
Trailer Source: Fox Family Entertainment
Quote Source: USA Today