Thursday, January 7, 2016
Timeless World of "The Peanuts Movie!"
The Holidays season in the Philippines maybe over but the festive season in welcoming “Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie” is at all-time high heading to cinemas this Friday nationwide.
At its core the 3D animated feature is about everyday anxieties we encounter while growing up, going to school, and dealing with the perceptions people have about one another. “We took that theme and changed the overall tone of the movie, which resulted in a stronger message, one that both adults and children can relate to,” says Craig Schulz, son of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz.
The universal appeal of all Peanuts characters—encompassing Charlie Brown’s eternal underdog status, Linus’ heart, Franklin’s philosophy, Marcie’s introspection, Lucy’s crabbiness, Sally’s unrequited affection for her Sweet Babboo Linus, and Snoopy’s many personas— is the reason the strip and its characters have remained relevant as Peanuts celebrates its 65th year.
From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the “Ice Age” films, “Snoopy and Charlie Brown The Peanuts Movie” will prove that every underdog has his day.
At the helm of “Snoopy and Charlie Brown The Peanuts Movie” is Steve Martino, highly regarded pioneer in the field of computer animation who along with Michael Thurmeier, directed the global blockbuster “Ice Age: Continental Drift.” Martino had a particularly memorable conversation with Craig Schulz (son of Charles): “Charles M. Schulz had a profound impact on me as a child and as an artist,” says Martino, “and in one of our initial meetings, Craig stopped me and said, ‘All of my dad’s friends referred to him as Sparky, so if we’re going to be on this journey together, that is what you should call him.’ That was such a great honor.”
Additionally, the look of “Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie” is a testament to the legacy of Charles M. Schulz. “I immediately fell in love with the film’s design,” says producer Paul Feig. “It doesn’t challenge your perception of what PEANUTS should be like, but rather, it adds to it.”
A warm, nostalgic and fun-filled movie for the whole family, “Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie” will open this January 8, 2016 in Philippine cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.