Snoopy Takes Flight in New Peanuts Trailer


Snoopy battles The Red Baron while Charlie Brown is defeated by popcorn in new trailer

We’d already seen a brief announcement teaser for 20th Century Fox’s upcoming animated feature adaptation of Charles M. Schulz’s legendary Peanuts comic strip, but a full-length teaser for the prospective 2015 holiday blockbuster has now appeared online.

The brief (90 second) clip focuses mainly on Peanuts iconography related to franchise-mascot Snoopy, including his doghouse being decorated for Christmas by Woodstock and his yellow bird friends (whom someone at Fox is no doubt hoping will become as marketable as Despicable Me’s “Minions” turned out to be) and a fantasy sequence in which he battles The Red Baron in a (literal) dogfight; but a final shot reveals Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts Gang in their new 3D theatrical-animated forms.

The new film – the first Peanuts feature to hit theaters since Snoopy Come Home in 1972 – is being animated by Ice Age creators Blue Sky Studios, with Horton Hears a Who helmer Steve Martino directing. The film’s main storyline has not been released, though Martino has confirmed that it will focus on Charlie Brown’s resilience through continued comedic hardship and will feature a new version of The “Little Red-Haired Girl,” Brown’s unrequited love-interest who remained unseen and unnamed in the comics but was visualized (and named) a few times in animated TV specials.

Peanuts is due for release on November 6, 2015.

Source: 20th Century Fox


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