2D animation just isn’t cool enough for today’s youths, which is why we now have a 3D animated Peanuts movie from Fox and Blue Sky Animation and producer Paul Feig, set for release November 2015, from Ice Age: Continental Drift and Horton Hears A Who co-director Steve Martino. Not surprisingly, it seems to focus a lot on Snoopy and Woodstock, and very little on Peppermint Patty and Marcy, or Lucy’s Psychology Booth.
For the first time ever, Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the gang we know and love from Charles Schulz’s timeless “Peanuts” comic strip will be making their big-screen debut; like they’ve never been seen before in a CG-Animated Feature film in 3D.
Every once in a while, I’ll hear older folks talk about Charles Schulz and how subversive and brilliant Peanuts was in its prime, and it will be sad, because my first thought will be, “Wait, you mean the insurance mascot cartoons?”
Anyway, it’s sort of funny to hear people complain about “what they’ve done” to Peanuts in this new movie, when most of my generation has only ever experienced Peanuts as this copy of a copy of a copy cautionary tale about selling out in the first place.
That theme song is still awesome though.