"Peanuts" hitting the big screen in 2015

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Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the "Peanuts" gang are coming to the big screen.

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The characters from Charles Schultz's iconic comic strip are getting their own feature film, it was announced Tuesday. The as-yet-untitled animated movie is scheduled to arrive in theaters on Nov. 25, 2015.

Schultz's son Craig and grandson Bryan co-wrote the screenplay with Cornelius Uliano, and they are also producing the film.

Twentieth Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios will produce, animate and distribute the film, according to a press release. Steve Martino (who co-directed "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears A Who"! and "Ice Age: Continental Drift") has been chosen to direct.

Craig Schulz, president of Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, said, "We have been working on this project for years. We finally felt the time was right and the technology is where we need it to be to create this film. I am thrilled we will be partnering with Blue Sky/Fox to create a 'Peanuts' movie that is true to the strip and will continue the legacy in honor of my father."

The year 2015, when the movie is scheduled to be released, also marks the 65th anniversary of the "Peanuts" comic strip and the 50th anniversary of "A Very Charlie Brown Christmas," the first of many TV specials.

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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