Charlie Brown, Sally, Lucy, Linus, Snoopy—the gang is back together. Zap2It has posted a preview description of Boomerang’s upcoming Peanuts series.
The new show is based on the classic comic strip by Charles M. Schulz.
According to Zap2It, the new series features all the same characters you know and love from Peanuts. However, the look is a little different from the older animated specials and recent CGI film:
Whereas the classic specials tried to recreate Schulz’s artistry using hand-drawn animation, and “The Peanuts Movie” employed a CG-technique that was originally feared but eventually embraced by fans, this series exists somewhere in-between. It uses a watercolor art style that is frequently so stunning that you’ll wish you could print out the image and hang it on your wall. In close-ups, you can see the “dots” making up a background as if you’re standing really close to an Andy Warhol painting.”
Additionally, the revamped show integrates elements from the hand-drawn comic strip:
More so than any previous incarnation, “Peanuts” celebrates the artistry of the strip. In one sequence, Snoopy is already there, but Woodstock is “drawn” in as you can hear a scribbling pencil. The show frequently pulls back to reveal panels, often freeze-framed as if they’re lifted straight from an old newspaper page. In some ways, it feels like a cousin to the “Peanuts” motion comics that Warner Bros. did a few years ago, but this “Peanuts” reminds us far more frequently of the gang’s comic strip origins.”
Peanuts debuts on Boomerang on May 9th at 10:30 a.m. ET/PT.
Watch a preview below:
What do you think? Are you a Peanuts fan? Will you watch the new Boomerang series?