There was a certain degree of trepidation among Peanuts fans when it was first announced that Charlie Brown and co would be making the treacherous transition to CGI. But this afternoon’s first teaser trailer for the new 3D film should dampen their fears as our hapless hero and his dog Snoopy are looking in pretty good shape.
They sound great too, with Charlie Brown’s voice strikingly similar to that in the 1980s animated TV adaptations and the original piano theme tune in place as well.
The minute-long clip may keep plot details firmly under wraps, but the appearance and movement of the two beloved characters has already been met with praise from fans, who took to the internet to share their delight…
I went into this expecting to loathe it but it looks so well done! Hopefully the story holds up too. Peanuts teaser: http://t.co/dNVyKnQXhy
The new film is written by Peanuts creator Charles Schulz’s son Craig, along with his grandson Bryan and his writing partner Cornelius Uliano, with Paul Feig (the man behind 2011 hit Bridesmaids) producing and Steve Martino (Ice Age: Continental Drift) in the director’s chair.
Although still a long way off, Peanuts’ US release date – 6 November 2015 – will coincide with the comic strip’s 65th anniversary as well as marking 50 years since Snoopy and Charlie Brown’s television special, A Charlie Brown Christmas.