The Peanuts gang is rising to the big screen. Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy and Woodstock will star in a new animated movie scheduled to arrive in theaters on November 25th, 2015. That's right in time for the 65th anniversary of the debut of Charles Schulz's "Peanuts" comic strip and the 50th anniversary of the characters' first animated TV special "A Very Charlie Brown Christmas." The still-untitled movie will be based on a screenplay by Schulz's son Craig and grandson Bryan who are also producing the film.
In a statement Craig Schulz says they've been working on the project for years and finally felt the time was right and the technology where they need it to be in order to create the film. Schulz, the president of Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, believes the movie is true to the comic strip and will continue the legacy of his father who passed away in 2000. Director Steve Martino, whose credits include "Ice Age: Continental Drift," will guide the new Peanuts movie. The film will be distributed through Twentieth Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios.