Before The Peanuts Movie debuts in theaters, the public got a look behind-the-scenes with 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios this past Saturday, at
the Charles M. Schulz Museum and learned about the challenges of bringing Schulz’s classic comic strip to the big screen.
Director Steve Martino, Producer Michael Travers, Animation Supervisor Nick Bruno, Vice President of Fox Animation Ralph Millero, and Co-head of Story Karen Disher shared the creative process behind making the movie. Led by Director Steve Martino, the artists and animators immersed themselves into the world of Charles M. Schulz, determined to capture the quality of original Peanuts cartoons and Schulz’s characteristic pen line by using a careful balance of modern animation technology combined with the spirit of Schulz’s comic strip.
The Peanuts Movie, which opens November 6th in theaters everywhere, is directed by Steve Martino of Blue Sky Studios and written by Charles Schulz’s son, Craig Schulz, grandson Bryan Schulz, and Cornelius Uliano. In the film, Charlie Brown tries to win the affection of the Little Red-Haired Girl, while his best pal, the lovable beagle Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron.