Charlie Brown and his trusty dog/friend (or is it friend/dog?) Snoopy dominated the world of comic strips for nearly 50 years, with the final strip published on February 13, 2000, one day after creator Charles M. Schulz passed away. Countless TV specials and film adaptations of Schulz's work have been produced over the years, generally in a 2D-style of animation. The newest film is a 3D modernization of the characters' original looks and an extended The Peanuts Movie trailer shows that it will call back strongly to the neuroses of being a kid.
Over three minutes of footage show the boy with the squiggly lined shirt is still as jittery as ever. There's a new kid in town and Charlie clearly has a crush but can't sum up the courage to look at her, let alone talk to her. Lucy, famous for depriving Charlie of kicking that elusive football, tells him, "If you really want to impress people, you need to show them you're a winner. Of course when I say you, you know I don't mean you personally."
All the other major players from the comics are present: Schroeder, Sally, Linus, Linus' blanket, Peppermint Patty, Pigpen and more. Written by Schulz' son, Craig, his grandson, Bryan, and Cornelius Uliano — who are all producing along with Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) — Peanuts will debut on November 6 to coincide with the 65th anniversary of the comic strip and 50th anniversary of the TV special.
Take a trip back to your childhood for the next three minutes with the trailer:
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