What better way to bring in Spring than news of a new Peanuts movie. Don’t you hope they get this right?
It’s Charles Schulz’s Peanuts characters in 3D, called simply Peanuts. The franchise that gave us each of the best holiday specials of all time–A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965), It’s the Great Pumpkin (1966), Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973), and Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (1975)–is back, more than 30 years after four prior big-screen efforts that didn’t quite live up to the TV shows: A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969), Snoopy Come Home (1972), Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977), and Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (1980).
And the first teaser trailer is here. The voice of Chuck seems right and the overall look is pretty good, despite being so different from the classic four-color comic strip feel of the TV specials from the 1960s to 1970s. But the key ingredient–if they can deliver what they need to deliver– will be the “heart”. Can a new team of creators get it right? Please?
Check it out for yourself:
Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Woodstock, Linus, Lucy, Sally, Peppermint Patty, Marcie, Franklin, Schroeder, Pig Pen. We’re hoping they all are back again. And maybe, just maybe, Lucy won’t pull the football away this time.
Look for Peanuts in theaters after a long wait–November 6, 2015.