'Peanuts' film coming to big screen in 2015

2015 markes comic strip's 65th anniversary

LOS ANGELES - Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Snoopy and the rest of the "Peanuts" gang will be hitting the big screen in 2015, marking the 65th anniversary of the iconic comic strip, 20th Century Fox Animation and Peanuts Worldwide announced Tuesday.

The film will be penned, in part, by Craig and Bryan Schulz, the son and grandson of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz. They will also serve as producers on the as-yet-unnamed film.

"We have been working on this project for years," Craig Schulz said. "We finally felt the time was right and the technology is where we need it to be to create this film."

He added that the film will be "true to the strip and will continue the legacy in honor of my father."

The film is scheduled to be released Nov. 25, 2015. The year will mark the 65th anniversary of the debut of the Peanuts strip and the 50th anniversary of the famed "A Charlie Brown Christmas" animated holiday television special.

The film will be directed by Steve Martino, who was also a co-director of "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!" and "Ice Age: Continental Drift."

Charles M. Schulz died Feb. 12, 2000, in Santa Rosa, just hours before his final original comic strip was scheduled to appear in print.




 

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