Pee-Wee Herman Returns to Movies
This, according to the man who has always inhabited and animated Pee-Wee’s skin, Paul Reubens, on Wednesday night’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
The ageless 62-year old visited Jimmy to promote the upcoming, comprehensive and gorgeous looking Blu-Ray release of all five seasons of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse; Reubens’ landmark, late-80s children’s TV program. While there, however, he let slip that a new Apatow-produced flick is in development.
Reubens has revived the character already in recent years to surprising acclaim and success, with sold out theatrical runs — including a limited engagement on Broadway — of 2010’s The Pee-Wee Herman Show.
Reubens speaks more in depth of all things Pee-Wee at this new Rolling Stone interview here.
And below you can check him out on Fallon, and below that you can get a hint of what the remastering on the Shout! Factory Blu-Ray set promises:
And here’s the remastered intro to Pee-Wee’s Playhouse: