If Presidential Candidates Were Peanuts Characters

22 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Create your own Peanuts character ahead of The Peanuts Movie.

Martino added: ‘You build the character that represents you. While you’re waiting for the release of The Peanuts Movie this fall, you can now create your own avatar to hang out with Charlie Brown and the rest of the gang.The Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign will team with 20th Century Fox’s “The Peanuts Movie” this Halloween to help raise funds for children in need. And since these are Peanuts characters, they sort of point to people’s inner child.’ Our inner child is ridiculously excited that we get to pose with Snoopes, something we’ve wanted to do ever since we got a Woodstock radio for our fourth birthday. While a lot of them have similar views and political agendas, they each have their own unique personality quirks, just like the characters in Peanuts.

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. There are quite a few Charlie Browns in the bunch who won’t give up no matter how poorly they’re doing, while Donald Trump is obviously the cranky Lucy of the group, and Hillary Clinton closely resembles the ever-confident Snoopy. Unfortunately, it’s for an event called the “Treat-Or-Treat For Unicef” program, and as anyone who’s seen the half-hour animated special knows, Charlie Brown is the absolute worst at trick-or-treating. So, when you discover there’s a website that lets you create custom characters from the famous comic strip and cartoon, you just have to turn all the presidential candidates into Peanuts characters. The program began in 1950 as a method of collecting donations for UNICEF, with kids bringing collection boxes with them during their door-to-door travels on Halloween, soliciting money for the cause while gathering candy for themselves.

The difficult part about transforming the presidential hopefuls into cartoons is that most of them are middle-aged white guys who look pretty similar. 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. Younger, hipper candidates would dress more casually, older politicians would be more put-together, and — just like in the election — some candidates would be wild cards. Maybe he could do something more suited to his talents, like losing the big spelling bee, or costing everyone the big game. (Jesus, that cartoon is dark.) 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.

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