For the most part, the trailer is more or less a retread of the previous one that came out, only we get to see some new footage (a lot of it featuring characters we’ve never seen anywhere else outside the comic strips). It also reinforces a common theme from both the strips and the TV specials that will serve as a plot arc for Charlie Brown: his desire to be more than a down-on-his-luck kid who succeeds beautifully at being a one-man fail army. Running concurrent to that will be Snoopy’s over-the-top imaginings of him being an ace pilot fighting the Red Baron.
Add to that a large secondary cast made up of characters pulled from the 50+ year history of the original comic strips and a style of CG animation that’s unlike anything Blue Sky has ever done, and you have what producer Paul Feig promises as Peanuts for a new generation.
Directed by Steve Martino from a screenplay by Craig Schulz, Brian Schulz, 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 Patty), 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 are William Alexander Wunsch (Shermy), Anastasia Bredikhina (Patty), and Madisyn Shipman as Violet. Archival recordings of Bill Melendez will be used for the voices of Snoopy and Woodstock.
Here is 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.
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