Charlie Brown and Snoopy Return to the Big Screen, in CGI and 3D
One of the most cherished, timeless and iconic, gang of characters ever created is being recharged for a whole new generation of fans. Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang are returning to the big screen next year.
The movie is being overseen by Craig Schulz, son of late Peanuts creator Charles Schulz. "It's long overdue," he told USA Today. "The fans have been asking for a long time, but we held off until the time was right."
Since its humble beginnings as a daily newspaper comic strip on Oct. 2, 1950, the Peanuts gang has always held a special appeal for fans. From the original strip to classic TV specials like 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' and 'It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,' Schulz's timeless characters, for most of us, have always been there.
The CGI and 3D movie -- set for release on Nov. 6, 2015 -- isn't the first Peanuts venture on the silver screen, but Schulz's son is hopeful that it will be the best -- even though he's keeping quiet about details right now.
"It's about a round-headed kid and his dog, and that's about as far as I'm willing to go," he joked. Producer Paul Feig promises to keep thing in check. "Snoopy will not be rapping, no one will be twerking -- we're in good hands," he said.
The trailer --which you can watch above -- features the iconic music of Vince Guaraldi, whose sounds graced the original classic TV shows from the '60s and '70s.