Our First Look at the CGI Peanuts Movie

Slate's Culture Blog
March 18 2014 11:25 AM

Our First Look at the CGI Peanuts Movie

peanuts_teaser
A still from the Peanuts teaser.

Blue Sky Studios

We’ve got over a year before Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang hit theaters in a new CGI feature (set to be released Nov. 6, 2015 to be exact), but the first teaser has arrived today. In the spirit of teasers, the one-minute video doesn’t reveal much—outside of what Charlie Brown and Snoopy will look like in CGI.

A few things are known so far about the production, as reported by USA Today. The script is co-written by creator Charles Schulz’s grandson Bryan along with newcomer Cornelius Uliano, and while the creative team has kept mum on plot details, characters from throughout the Peanuts universe will appear, including the Little Red-Haired Girl (who was never seen in the strips, but did appear in one TV special).

Advertisement

And while the CGI animation may have some Peanuts fans saying “Good grief,” producer Paul Feig has offered at least one comforting bit of information: “Snoopy will not be rapping, no one will be twerking, we're in good hands.”

Aisha Harris is a Slate staff writer.

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

Don’t Worry, Obama Isn’t Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISIS

But the next president might. 

IOS 8 Comes Out Today. Do Not Put It on Your iPhone 4S.

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

How Much Should You Loathe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell?

Here are the facts.

Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows

Science

The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything

It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.

Foreigners

More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

The Ungodly Horror of Having a Bug Crawl Into Your Ear and Scratch Away at Your Eardrum

We Could Fix Climate Change for Free. What Exactly Is Holding Us Back?

  News & Politics
Politics
Sept. 17 2014 5:21 PM Don’t Worry, Obama Isn’t Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISIS But the next president might. 
  Business
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
  Life
Gentleman Scholar
Sept. 17 2014 5:10 PM Should Men Still Open Doors for Women? Or is it ungentlemanly to do so at all?  
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 4:36 PM Is Nonfiction the Patriarch of Literary Genres?
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 5:56 PM Watch Louis C.K., Dave Chappelle, Bill Hicks, Mitch Hedberg, and More on New YouTube Channel
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 5:26 PM If Fixing Global Warming Is Free, What’s the Holdup?
  Health & Science
Jurisprudence
Sept. 17 2014 4:49 PM Schooling the Supreme Court on Rap Music Is it art or a true threat of violence?
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 17 2014 3:51 PM NFL Jerk Watch: Roger Goodell How much should you loathe the pro football commissioner?