Making a animation film has never been an easy task and to showcase the same, a new featurette showing off the hard work that went into creating The Peanuts Movie and how hard the team strived to capture the spirit of Schulz?s work has been released recently.
Screen Crush?reports that in the new video, director Steve Martino and a few members of the animating team talk about what made Schulz?s work so original and memorable, and it mostly comes down to the imperfections, the ever-changing and inconsistent proportions, and the little nuances. As they describe, just one slight change in the shape of an eye or a mouth could convey a completely different emotion.
Check out the featurette in the video below:
Talking about the film, director Steve Martino said, “So important in bringing these characters to the screen, is that there is a handmade quality. “There’s a way that Charles Schulz drew these characters. They weren’t perfect! And out of that, he creates so much emotion.” Lead Animator Jeff Gabor added, “The real challenge of making the 2D characters three-dimensional is that they were never meant to be. From front-view to side-view, their mass and proportions change drastically,? highlights Comic Book.
Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved ?Peanuts? gang make their big-screen debut, like they?ve never been seen before, in state of the art 3D animation.? Snoopy, the world?s most lovable beagle ? and flying ace ? embarks upon his greatest mission as he takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis The Red Baron, while his best pal, Charlie Brown, begins his own epic quest.? From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the ICE AGE films, THE PEANUTS MOVIE will prove that every underdog has his day.
Not just that, the makers have also come out with a The Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign will help raise funds for children in need.