The Peanuts gang is heading to the big screen. According to Entertainment Weekly, the beloved Peanuts comic will be turned into a new animated film from Twentieth Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios.
Charles Schulz first introduced audiences to Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanut gang 62-years ago. Now, his son Craig Schulz and grandson Bryan Schulz are set to write a screenplay to reintroduce the beloved characters. The film will be directed by Steve Martino who most recently directed Ice Age: Continental Drift and Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!.
The Peanuts movie will hit theaters Nov. 25, 2015, just in time for the 65th anniversary of the very first Peanuts comic and 50th anniversary of the Christmas classic A Charlie Brown Christmas. A new Peanuts film has been in the works for a long time. After two years of meeting to agree on a creative direction, Schulz’s family finally feel as if it is the right time for production.
“We have been working on this project for years,” Craig said in an official release about the upcoming film. “We finally felt the time was right and the technology is where we need it to be to create this film.”