Fox has released a series of
nine eleven character posters for Blue Sky Studios’s The Peanuts Movie. The Steve Martino-directed film will be released by Fox on November 6, 2015.
Although the characters’ features look ridiculously hyper-detailed in these images, they haven’t appeared nearly as abrasive in the finished animation. One artist who worked on the project, Blue Sky artist Francesco Giroldini, helpfully explained why on Cartoon Brew’s Facebook group: “If it looks like the hair has been painted in photoshop, it’s because I painted it. In photoshop. lol…These characters aren’t meant to be seen at 6K. A lot of painting was necessary to break up edges that look nice and graphical at 2k but too simple at 6k.”
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