It will probably be a while before we get to see a full-length trailer for Blue Sky Studios’ upcoming adaptation of the Peanuts franchise, but they do seem intent on treating us every once in a while.
Courtesy of Spinoff Online, Fox and Blue Sky debuted four new posters for The Peanuts Movie online for our viewing enjoyment.
As befitting of its early marketing phase, these posters depict the most iconic and well-known characters from the world of Peanuts.
The first poster features Snoopy and Woodstock:
The second poster gives us our first good look at Linus:
The third poster also gives us a good look at Lucy:
And finally, the fourth and final poster gives us Charlie Brown:
What’s odd about these particular posters is that the marketing team has opted to add “Snoopy and Charlie Brown” to the branding of the title, possibly due to the fact that the general audience would be more familiar with the names of the characters than they are with the title of the comic strip itself.
It’s a justifiable-enough reason, if it happens to be the case. The result just looks rather jumbled and unwieldy at best.
(UPDATE: Apparently those posters were released for the UK. Now in their place are the US posters, which don’t feature the ‘Snoopy and Charlie Brown’ heading. My apologies for the lower quality.)
Directed by Steve Martino from a screenplay by Craig Schultz, Brian Schultz, and Cornelius Uliano, the film features a voice cast that includes Noah Schnapp (Charlie Brown), Hadley Belle Miller (Lucy van Pelt), AJ Teece (Pig-Pen), Noah Johnston (Schroeder), Venus Schultheis (Peppermint Petty), Alexander Garfin (Linus van Pelt), Francesca Capaldi (Little Red-Haired Girl), Mar Mar (Franklin), Mariel Sheets (Sally Brown), and Rebecca Bloom (Marcie). Rounding out the cast is William Alexander Wunsch (Shermy), Anastasia Bredikhina (Patty), and Madisyn Shipman as Violet. Archival recordings of Bill Melendez are being used for the voices of Snoopy and Woodstock.
Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
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.
The Peanuts Movie arrives in theaters on November 6, 2015.
What do you think? Any thoughts on the emphasis of ‘Snoopy and Charlie Brown’ over ‘Peanuts’?
Edited by: Kelly Conley