You're computer-animated, Charlie Brown!
A new teaser trailer has been released for the upcoming Peanuts movie, giving us our first glimpse at the beloved blockhead and Snoopy in CGI form, as opposed to the traditional 2D animation that we've all come to know and love.
And while the change may certainly be a bit jarring to some fans of the iconic Charles Schulz comic strip, the late cartoonist's son Craig Schulz, who serves as a producer on the project, told USA Today that he is "way more protective than my father would have been. Our No. 1 goal was always to be authentic to his work and legacy."
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Another of the film's producers, Paul Feig, added that the "sweet optimism" of the original source material will remain intact.
"Snoopy will not be rapping, no one will be twerking, we're in good hands," he says.
It's hard to believe, but aside from the slew of classic TV specials like "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" and "A Charlie Brown Christmas," the last time Charlie Brown and the gang got the feature treatment was 35 years ago with 1980's "Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!!)." That capped a four-movie Peanuts run that started with 1969's "A Boy Named Charlie Brown" and continued with 1972's "Snoopy, Come Home" and 1977's "Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown."
Directed by Steve Martino, who helmed "Ice Age: Continental Drift," the franchise's newest installment is scheduled to hit theaters on Nov. 6, 2015, and will commemorate the 65th anniversary of the strip's debut.