I don't know if anyone mentioned this yet (I came into this conversation kinda late), but Peanuts did have a full-length feature in early 70s called "Snoopy Come Home". I saw it with my brother and my dad and there wasn't a dry eye in the theater when the gang threw a going away party for Snoopy when his former owner Laila came to take him away. ;)
Oops. Just noticed a few of you noted this film and a few others, including "A Boy Named Charlie Brown". I saw that one too. Duh. ;P
My favorite gang Peanuts! We are the same age. Both of us arrived on earth in 1950! I can't wait to see them in a new movie! Along with others I am hoping the don't change the voices.
i hope they can make the voices sound the same as the xmas and halloween specials. its just never right when they change them.
Does anyone know if it is going to be that Stupid CGI Animation or real hand drawn & inked? So sick of the CGI crap.
I don't know the answer but I agree with you. If they make this movie in CGI I swear I will not see it. They already ruined my favorite childhood series Winnie the Pooh by making some CGI stuff based around it...CGI just doesn't have the same warmth to it as hand-drawn 2D animation, IMO. There are plenty of gorgeously drawn 2D anime out there which are very popular today, and thus there's no reason why children's series should have to suffer from CGI adaptations of classic characters.
Race for your life Charlie Brown was a feature length movie. My mother took my brother and I to see it when I was younger.
"But Peanuts never broke onto the big screen for a feature-length movie"?... What about the movies "A Boy Named Charlie Brown" and "Snoopy Come Home"?!!!!!
This is fantastic!! I am such a Snoopy fan. I can't wait to find out who will be the voice of each character.
I read somewhere once that Shultz had some written clause somewhere that once he was dead no new shows, comics or any other likeness can be created. Of course I'm kind of glad to hear about the movie but since the newspapers only run repeat comics i guess i always thought I'd never see a new creation.
I'm glad about the movie too
Why does this article keep citing "the photo" when a hand-drawn cartoon is definitively not a photograph?
Both Schroeder and Linus wore striped shirts, but Linus' shirts had thin stripes; Schroeder sported thick stripes so the movie image is accurate.
Correct. [BLOCKED WEBSITE] (pic of Schroeder)
and [BLOCKED WEBSITE] (pic of Linus)
I hope they don't try to morph Linus and Schroeder into one character. Linus is the conscience of the Peanuts gang. I also hope they retain the music. The music was almost another character.
I vote for paint animation - no CGI. And a musical - really? Re : the statement " Schroeder (wearing a striped Linus shirt, for some odd reason)" - Schroeder wore a striped tee shirt
What's wrong with a musical?
Have you forgotten:
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Pizza with sausage,
Telling the time..."
I'm all for this if they can capture the feel of Peanuts. I'm even OK with a CGI if they can swing it somehow. I guess I'd just like to see more Peanuts. (Never did see any Peanuts movies on the big screen...not even Bon Voyage, which came out in my lifetime.)
I'm so with this idea and not against it. Agree with you 100 percent
What ever happened to Charles Schultz's wish that there would be no new Peanuts material afterhis death?
A newt and a bee
That was his wish. Is it your wish too?
I don't care as long as his family is part of this
"But Peanuts never broke onto the big screen for a feature-length movie."
Not true. There were 4 feature-length Peanuts movies:
A Boy Named Charlie Brown
Snoopy Come Home
Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown
Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown
My parents took my brothers and I to see "A Boy Named Charlie Brown" way back in 1970.
The others I've seen over the decades. But it's nice that another movie is in the works!
Perhaps the writer of the article did not consider these movies feature-length since all of them were under 100 minutes long.
You beat me to it. Sad when a movie reporter can't get movie news right eh?
You also beat me to it. Would it have killed the author of this article to even look on Wikipedia?
Yes, there were feature length movies...but were they ever released in the movie theater. That is what it means to be on the "big screen" - to play in a movie theater.
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