This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
Charlie Brown Crushes On New Girl In Adorable 'Peanuts' Trailer
Up until now, only small teasers had been released for the upcoming Charlie Brown movie, making us wonder what the CGI-animated flick would really be about. (Good grief!) But today, we now have a full-length trailer of The Peanuts Movie that lays out the plot of film—and it's pretty adorable.
Charlie Brown optimistically tries to make the transformation from loser to winner when a new girl moves into town—the little red-haired girl. She's been a regular in Charlie Brown's world throughout the late Charles M. Schulz's comic series as the object of his affection. In this trailer we get a peek at her red hair, and Charlie Brown pining for her.
"I just hope this new kid's never heard of me," Charlie Brown narrates in the clip. "It's not often you get the opportunity to start over with a clean slate. This time, things will be different!"
Snoopy's by Charlie Brown's side, getting in crazy hijinks to help his buddy get the girl of his dreams. Lucy, of course, dispenses some advice (and calls Charlie Brown a "blockhead"). And the rest of the gang is all there, including Peppermint Patty, Pigpen, Linus, Sally and Shroeder.
The film's staying in the family, too. The script is written by Schulz's son Craig Schulz, grandson Bryan Schulz and co-writer Cornelius Uliano. Craig Schulz told Washington Post in an interview that they were very careful in choosing which Hollywood folks to work with for this movie. "If we’re going to do this project, it has to be under Schulz control — this is a Schulz film," Craig Schulz said. "No one is going to grab and run with it. We need to have absolute quality control and keep it under Dad’s legacy. … You can’t bring people in from the outside and expect them to understand 'Peanuts.'"
The film's producer, Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Spy) also assured fans that the beloved characters wouldn't change much. In an interview with Collider, Feig said:
It’s very sweet. It’s totally a G-rated movie, because you can’t get edgy with Charlie Brown. That was the Schulz family’s fear, that me and Fox everybody were gonna come in and hip it up and cast Justin Bieber as Charlie Brown and have it like Space Jam or something. All of us were like, 'No.' We cast kids that sound exactly like the kids you remember from the specials. It’s very pure of heart.
Here's the trailer:
The Peanuts Movie will open in theaters on November 6.
But Yeoh is the first to publicly identify as Asian. We take a look at Oberon's complicated path in Hollywood.
His latest solo exhibition is titled “Flutterluster,” showing at Los Angeles gallery Matter Studio. It features large works that incorporate what Huss describes as a “fluttering line” that he’s been playing with ever since he was a child — going on 50 years.
It's set to open by mid-to-late February.
The new Orange County Museum of Art opens its doors to the public on Oct. 8.
Comic-Con Is Live And In-Person Again And Yes, That Means Cosplayers Are Back. Why They're So ExcitedCosplayers will be holding court once again and taking photos with onlookers at the con.
Sacheen Littlefeather Talks About What Really Happened Before, During And After Rejecting Marlon Brando’s OscarLittlefeather recalls an “incensed” John Wayne having to be restrained from assaulting her and being threatened with arrest if she read the long speech Brando sent with her.