The first teaser trailer for next year's Peanuts film was released Tuesday, which means we officially have to stop pretending that the 3D, CGI animated feature-length adaptation of Charles Schulz's classic comic strip isn't happening.
The teaser is a short 60 seconds, wherein we see the updated film versions of Charlie Brown and Snoopy, the briefest of glimpses at Woodstock, "Good grief," basically your Peanuts boilerplate.
The burning question is whether the movie will be a mess like we think or will somehow be salvageable? Not that we can deduce much from a minute-long teaser, but film studios have a bit of a habit of butchering classic cartoons lately. With one of Schulz's sons attached to the film as a producer, maybe there's a chance this will be a pleasant bit of fan service rather than a pandering, "modernized" catastrophe.
The film is scheduled for a November 2015 release, so we have some time to sort our feelings out. But damn, if hearing that music doesn't make us happy.