October 9th, 2012
04:54 PM ET
Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Snoopy and the rest are set to star in an animated movie due out November 25, 2015.
When it arrives, the currently untitled "Peanuts" movie will mark the 65th anniversary of the debut of Charles M. Schulz's beloved comic strip, as well as the 50th anniversary of "A Charlie Brown Christmas," the Times notes (and no, not in an attempt to make us all feel old).
The movie will arrive thanks to 20th Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios, which picked up the rights to Schulz's comic.
The cartoonist's son, Craig Schulz, and grandson, Bryan Schulz, will write the screenplay along with Cornelius Uliano. The director of "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears A Who!" and "Ice Age: Continental Drift," Steve Martino, is on tap to helm the animated feature.
Craig Schulz said in a statement that the project has been kicking around for years. "We finally felt the time was right and the technology is where we need it," he said, "to be [able] 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.”
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