‘Peanuts’ coming to theaters in 2015
Charles Schulz’s “Peanuts” characters will come to movie theaters in 2015, according to a news release from Iconix Brand Group, Inc.
The film will be released by Peanuts Worldwide, a joint venture of Iconix Brand Group, Inc. and Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates. It will be based on Schulz’s beloved comic strip starring Charlie Brown, Snoopy and friends.
The animated film, as yet untitled, will be released on November 25, 2015. According to the release, 2015 will mark the 65th anniversary of the debut of the “Peanuts” comic strip and the 50th anniversary of the landmark television special, “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”
The screenplay has been written, and the film is set to be directed by Steve Martino (“Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!”).
The film will be produced by Craig Schulz and his son Bryan Schulz, with Cornelius Uliano. Craig Schulz is the son of Charles Schulz.
According to the news release, Twentieth Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios have been chosen by the Schulz family to distribute, produce and animate the new Peanuts movie.
“This is a momentous step for the Peanuts brand. The beloved characters, Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the whole gang resonate with multiple generations all over the world,” said Neil Cole, CEO, Iconix Brand Group, in a release. “This film will give us a new medium in which to engage consumers globally and showcase the power of the Peanuts brand, ” added Cole.
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