A little over a year and a half ago, it was confirmed that Twentieth Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios were hard at work on a new animated film set for release in 2015 based on Charles Schulz’s classic Peanuts comic strip. Since then, there hasn’t been much news regarding said film, but that’s changed.
This rather adorable trailer is just a quick scene with Snoopy and Charlie Brown, but it says a lot about the kind of movie this is going to be, especially in terms of the animation style. Most modern takes on the strip have worked to maintain the hand-drawn appearance of the characters – similar to the way characters on South Park are still crafted to look like construction paper cutouts. But it seems that style has been stripped for the new film and replaced with a more modern, CGI approach. It’s different, but not unforgivable, and it might be something that helps bring the gang into the modern age.
Peanuts is currently slated for a November 2015 release.