10 Reasons The New Peanuts Film Will Be A Complete Success
10. The Producers
The last time the Peanuts were on the big screen in their own feature film was 1980, and by the time the new film hits it'll have been 35 years. Of course they've lived on the page and in many television specials since, but nothing says "We're back" quite like a big budget Hollywood picture. Craig Schulz, one of Charles' sons acting as producer, acknowledged they wanted to bring the characters back in a big way but were waiting until the time was right, and thankfully that time is now. When producer Paul Feig, director of Bridesmaids and The Heat, was announced as one of the lead producers, a lot of fans started to worry. Does an R-rated comedy director have the sensibilities to tackle a family friendly cartoon? Considering his background, what Feig clearly knows is how to make popular and profitable comedies, which has to be the Peanuts' prime directive. Feig has even gone on to say, "Snoopy will not be rapping, no one will be twerking, we're in good hands," so any concerns of a tasteless Hollywood reboot can be assuaged. Craig Schulz admits that his family has been incredibly protective of the Peanuts brand since his father's passing. "I'm way more protective than my father would have been... our goal was always to be authentic to his work and legacy." If the family who has been ever vigilant in protecting their family legacy gives the film their support, there's little reason for anyone else not to.
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