Tuesday, September 22, 2015

New Trailer for 'The Peanuts Movie' is Cute, Contemporary

As someone who capped off his high school acting career as the title character in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, I can't help but feel a special connection to Charles Schulz's iconic blockhead, so I'm naturally pretty interested in The Peanuts Movie, which hits theaters on Nov. 6. Twentieth Century Fox has just released a new trailer, which hints at a plot involving Chuck's not-so-secret crush, The Little Red-Haired Girl.

First off, I love the animation style of this movie, which has a herky-jerky style reminiscent of stop-motion animation, and there does seem to be some genuine charm that captures the spirit of the original comic strip and the various animated TV specials released over the years. I'm less keen on the music choices in the trailer, which take away from the timeless qualities of these characters (when they're not shilling for life insurance, that is). It's entirely likely that none of these songs will appear in the actual movie, but who knows? Maybe we'll watch Lucy and Schroeder Whip and Nae Nae in November. Good grief.

Watch the new trailer for The Peanuts Movie below.

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