First Look: Paul Reubens Back in the Bowtie in 'Pee-Wee's Big Holiday'

March 18, 2015

Pee-Wee Herman

As we learned last month, Netflix had officially picked up the return of Pee-Wee to feature films with Pee-Wee's Big Holiday. Production just began this week, and Pee-Wee himself, Paul Reubens, has posted the first official photo from the film. Little is known about the film, but Reubens told EW, "It’s a road-trip movie across the country. It’s very similar in style and tone to Pee-wee’s Big Adventure. I never really thought of [that] as a family movie, but I didn’t try to make an adult movie or a kid movie. We wanted to make something that appealed to a wide age range, and I think that’s the case with this movie." Look!

Here's the first photo from John Lee's Pee-Wee's Big Holiday from Pee-Wee's blog:

Pee-Wee's Big Holiday

You'll be able to keep up on the production of the film occasionally right here.

Pee-Wee's Big Holiday is directed by John Lee ("Broad City") making his feature directorial debut with a script from franchise star Paul Reubens and comedian Paul Rust ("Comedy Bang Bang"). In the return of Pee-Wee Herman (Reubens) to feature films after 27 years, the bow-tie-wearing goofball has a fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger that inspires him to take his first-ever holiday in this epic story of friendship and destiny. Judd Apatow is producing the film which will be distributed exclusively on Netflix.

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Reader Feedback - 11 Comments


There is so much potential to fuck this movie up....I think the only way it's gonna work is if Pee-Wee subtly makes fun of the fact that he's a 50 year old man who lives in a house filled with toys and acts like a 10 year old boy. There needs to be a lot of self-referential humor, and the wackyness needs to be over the top.

TheOct8pus on Mar 18, 2015


"distributed exclusively on Netflix" should come as some relief to you...

cuckoozey on Mar 18, 2015


I never saw it, but he was never a kid during the show in the first place, was he? I don't think there's a drastic difference between a 30 and 60 year old when you're talking about a house full of toys and wacky characters.

OfficialJab on Mar 18, 2015


He looks much older now than he did back in the day. For one thing, he was really skinny in the 80's. He's gotten a bit rounder over the years...

TheOct8pus on Mar 18, 2015


I dunno, the other comment says he's barely aged at all. He looks pretty good in the frame up there.

OfficialJab on Mar 18, 2015


He does look good in the pic above (which I suspect is why they used it)'s another more recent pic.

TheOct8pus on Mar 18, 2015


Has he aged at all?

Tuomas Lassila on Mar 18, 2015


He is wearing one of those BAD GRANDPA masks.

DAVIDPD on Mar 18, 2015


Please let him be a undercover ice cream man that has retired and someone kidnaps his son (Atticus Shaffer) and his beloved bike. He will have to rely on his old skills to save his bike..... oh and his son :0p

DJROBL on Mar 18, 2015


Nightmare fuel.

DAVIDPD on Mar 18, 2015


Pee wee 😀

redskulllives on Mar 18, 2015

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