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Original Charlie Brown

New 'Peanuts' Movie

Is a 'Horrible Idea'

10/12/2012 4:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The original voice behind Charlie Brown is pissed Hollywood is attempting to remake the classic comic strip "Peanuts" into a movie -- telling TMZ, it's a "horrible idea" comparable to a "knock-off band."

56-year-old Peter Robbins -- who voiced Charlie in the 1960s "Peanuts" specials -- telling us, "What's the point? If it's to reintroduce the character of Charlie Brown to a new generation, it's been passed on successfully for 46 years. That's the beauty of it."

Robbins -- famous for voicing Charlie's trademark "AAUGGGHH!!" -- says, "If they were so creative why don't they come up with some new characters."

He adds, "It just seems to me they're trying to steal the thunder of these great classics, and from what I can tell, they're not qualified."


"It's perfect the way it is."

But not every former member of the "Peanuts" gallery is a hater -- the original voice of Pig-Pen (Geoffrey Ornstein) tells us, he can't wait to see it.

But he'll have to wait a while -- it's not due out til 2015. Good grief.

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1.

Kelly    

Who cares what he thinks? So one man wants to stay in his golden cave. Let him. No peanuts for you!

650 days ago
2.

Renee    

I co-sign this 100%.

650 days ago
3.

Sir Boo    

Today's Hollywood has no new ideas.

650 days ago
4.

john johnson    

if it ain't broken, don't fix it. if shultz was still alive, he'd be a near billionaire. the flintstones reboot won't fare much better.

650 days ago
5.

DAX_SEACREST    

charlie come out
lucy bully charlie to kill him self

650 days ago
6.

Stiletto    

The purpose is to take a well known, beloved set of characters and create a movie designed to further indoctrinate our children into believing in participation trophies, wealth redistribution, tolerance for low class sub cultures, sexual deviants, living on hand outs is respectable, phones/homes/cars/computers/internet/college education is their RIGHT.


In other words it is to infiltrate their minds and continue the de-evolution of American exceptionalism.

650 days ago
7.

Ih8Taxes    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maHTo-4AW9Y

They've already done a remake of Peanuts.

650 days ago
8.

Rebecca    

The peanut gang do need new materials to keep up with today's cartoons. My mom grew up watching it. I grew up watching re-runs of it, now they need new stuff and remind my kids why we love the Peanut Gang just like they did with the Little Rascles.

650 days ago
9.

Jen    

"It's perfect the way it is."

This. Leave the classics alone and stop ****ing **** up.

650 days ago
10.

writenow    

AAUGGGHHH.

650 days ago
11.

Matrinka    

I'm predicting that this movie will be awful. My money is on them giving it a pop music soundtrack and horrid CGI.

650 days ago
12.

dyls_E    

I totally agree with him. Or at least if your going to do it do it right, and defiantly don't use 3D unless you are pixar / disney Sick of seeing all the classics get cheap makeovers when they could just re-release the originals. Astroboy is probably the worst one remade, and im guessing micheal bay will out do that with not teenage or muntant ninja turtles. smurfs was bad too. The last muppets movie gets my approval, i dislike most of the actors they used and still loved it

650 days ago
13.

Spicy mag    

It could be done right if they have a new story to tell And it's animated. Keep it chill, slow paced like the old cartoons. not all high octane loud and sped up for the A.D.D. generation. If they're talking Live-Action than it will be crap.

650 days ago
14.

Mike44090    

Since they never said where the Peanuts gang hometown was on the show they could modernize it by having it in South Park Colorado and add the cast from South Park in the show.

650 days ago
15.

gamepro    

dont remake something that was really good then make it horrible like hollywood always does just for an extra buck in their pockets as if they dont have enough money

650 days ago
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