Somehow I missed that there was a new CGI Peanuts movie in the works. But now I’m up-to-date having just seen the below trailer. While I think the idea of Charlie Brown attempting to reinvent himself fits the character nicely, I’m having to get past my own aged preferences for the original (and by “original” I mean Schultz’s comics not the television shows) to recognize that this sort of CGI rendering will probably go over best for today’s kids. Also, while I knew and remembered the overwhelming whiteness of the Peanuts gang (the introduction of Franklin was huge in 1968), it felt a tad uncomfortable to me given our efforts today to better represent the current diversity in our world. Still, short of introducing a whole bunch of new characters, not sure how they could do better with this.
2 responses to “The New Forthcoming Peanuts Movie”
Oh, dear. Watching this hurts me so much. So many wrong things, including the music.
Isn’t the music too too weird? I’m trying really hard not to stand back as, who knows, kids without our memories of the original may go for it.