A brand new trailer for The Peanuts Movie is here, and to be honest, it’s pretty fantastic. I was a little concerned when news of this adaptation broke a while back but I’m feeling much better after this full-length trailer. Unlike some animated adaptations of beloved long-running properties, The Peanuts Movie seems to hit all the right notes and it feels like director Steve Martino has nailed the tone. The animation is great, treading into new territory with computer technology while offering up little tweaks here and there that serve as throwbacks to the original comics version (and the arrival of Pigpen is an absolute delight). The only thing that rubs the wrong way a bit in this trailer is the randomly inserted music, but that’s always a tough nut to crack in these promotional pieces. Needless to say, this family film will be a big draw in the fall.
The film is due in theaters in 3D on November 6, 2015 and will feature the voices of Noah Schnapp, Hadley Belle Miller, AJ Tecce, Noah Johnston, Venus Schultheis, Alexander Garfin, Francesca Capaldi, Mar Mar, Mariel Sheets and Rebecca Bloom. Watch the new trailer below:
Here’s the official synopsis for The Peanuts Movie:
Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut, like they’ve never been seen before, in state of the art 3D animation. Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle – and flying ace – embarks upon his greatest mission as he takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis The Red Baron, while his best pal, Charlie Brown, begins his own epic quest. From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the ICE AGE films, THE PEANUTS MOVIE will prove that every underdog has his day.