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Netflix is making a new Pee-wee Herman movie

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Pee-wee Herman, the beloved character from surreal children's show Pee-wee's Playhouse and Tim Burton's first feature film, Pee-wee's Big Adventure, is back for a new feature film. Produced by Judd Apatow (Bridesmaids, Knocked Up) and Paul Reubens (the actor who plays Pee-wee), Pee-wee's Big Holiday will premiere on Netflix.

The plot sounds simple (and will probably be more or less beside the point).

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.

You don't watch Pee-wee for complex plotting. You watch it for trippy imagery and weirdo animation and Paul Reubens making funny noises.


You may also watch it for Laurence Fishburne as Cowboy Curtis.


John Lee, who has directed Broad City, will direct the project. Shooting starts in three weeks.