Pee-wee Herman to Return in New Netflix Movie

Co-witten by Paul Rubens and Judd Apatow, ‘Pee-wee’s Big Holiday’ is due to appear on Netflix this Friday.

Paul Reubens attends the world premiere of "Pee-wee's Big Holiday" on Thursday, March 17, 2016, in Austin, Texas.
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Paul Reubens’ comic character Pee-wee Herman is back in a new movie.

“Pee-wee’s Big Holiday,” which debuted at the South by Southwest festival Thursday night, became available Friday to stream on Netflix.

The first Pee-wee Herman movie in 28 years has garnered mostly positive reviews, according to the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes. It was co-written by Reubens and produced by fellow Jewish comedian Judd Apatow, who has been behind a long list of successful movies, such as “Trainwreck” (2015) and “Superbad” (2007).

Reubens told The New York Times that he had been trying to resurrect the gleeful, childish character for a long time.

“I stopped doing it for a while because I really felt like I had enough of it. And then I started to feel like there was more to do,” he said.

Trailer for 'Pee-wee's big holiday', to be released on March 25, 2016. YouTube