Watch: Charlie Brown and the Gang Are Back in the New Trailer for 'The Peanuts Movie'

Watch: Charlie Brown and the Gang Are Back in the New Trailer for 'The Peanuts Movie'

Jun 16, 2015

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A new trailer for The Peanuts Movie has arrived online, giving us our best look yet at the new revamped, CG'd version of Charlie Brown and his merry band of misfits. 

The voices sound a bit different from the Peanuts cartoons you may have grown up with, but the humor seems right on point, with just enough old-school charm mixed in with more modern sensibilities. And we love the concept of Charlie Brown taking ownership over his life, which seems to be one of the big plotlines this time around. Good for him!

Check it out below.

Producer Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Spy) chatted with USA Today late last year about the new movie, revealing that he wants to stay true to the beloved comic strips and TV specials created by Charles Schulz. That means we won’t be seeing new characters, or updated modernized takes on Charlie Brown, Linus or any of the rest of the Peanuts gang. Go ahead and breathe your sigh of relief here.

Director Steve Martino’s film will have two storylines – one following Charlie Brown as he sets out on a quest to find something he thinks he really needs, and another that features Snoopy flying his doghouse Sopwith Camel to Paris to engage in an aerial duel with the Red Baron.

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With Schulz’s son Craig on board as a writer and producer, we suspect that Martino’s film will stay true to what we loved about the Peanuts comic strips in the first place. While the new movie will take the 2D characters and move them into a three-dimensional world, the team has been careful to not radically change anyone’s physical appearance. This is particularly noticeable in the eyes, which are still basically just little dots on the characters’ faces. Conveying emotion through these minimalist peepers proved to be a challenge, but the team is up to the task.

“A little tilt of that eye shape can give you worry. A little stretch and raise of that little dot can give you surprise," says Martino.

Based on what Feig and his crew have revealed so far, The Peanuts Movie is shaping up quite nicely. Fans will be able to relive the magic of Schulz’s timeless characters when the film hits theaters next November 6. 

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