Netflix Releases First Trailer for ‘Pee-wee’s Big Holiday’

By January 19, 2016

I’m a loner Dottie… A rebel. 

So the line goes from one of my favorite quotes from a movie that influences me greatly from my childhood. And it’s all around one guy – Pee-wee Herman.

The original movie, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure has gone on to attain legendary, cult status among cinephiles. Show me one person that won’t use that quote (above) when discussing their ‘dangerous side.’ You would also be hard pressed to find some that wouldn’t start singing off of this cue:

‘The stars at night, are big and bright…..”

For those playing at home, I know you just clapped four times and sang to your hearts content: deep in the heart of Texas. 

Since nostalgia in a bottle is all the rage now, Netflix, Paul Reubens and Judd Apatow have teamed up to bring everyone another Pee-wee adventure, this time in the form of a holiday… So let’s cue up Netflix’s first trailer for Pee-wee’s Big Holiday:

And here’s the official synopsis:

The new film stars the beloved fun-loving hero of TV, stage and film, Pee-wee Herman. In Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, a fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday in this epic story of friendship and destiny. The film stars Pee-wee Herman, Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Magic Mike XXL), Jessica Pohly (Stalker), Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development) and Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), and was directed by John Lee (Wonder Showzen, Pee-wee’s Big Holiday). Paul Reubens and Paul Rust (Love, Arrested Development) wrote the film, that was produced by Reubens and Judd Apatow (Trainwreck, Bridesmaids).

Not much in the way of plot or character, other than Pee-wee, but I can tell just by the way the trailer plays, and by the way Reubens’ eyes show a slight twinkle, I sense something special. At least I hope it’s something special.

And thanks to Netflix’ official trailer, we now know the movie will be available for streaming on March 18th. Those keeping score, that means we’ll be getting Pee-wee AND Daredevil Season 2 on the same day. Way to assure everyone is statying at home that weekend, Netflix.

I remain positive on this one and will no doubt find the time to catch it that day or soon thereafter. How about everyone out there in GeekNation… Excited for Pee-wee’s Big Holiday?

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Mark Reilly
Born a geek a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away - Tustin, CA - Reilly is a seasoned writer and producer with over twenty years experience in the film industry. He is the co-host of 'Far, Far Away' here on GeekNation as well as 'Meet the Movie Press' on the Popcorn Talk Network; which airs live every Friday morning at 9am pst. Tweet him at @Reillyaround