By Mack Chico
It was just a matter of time before Hollywood made Charlie Brown into a film franchise. It is now officially happening. According to Deadline.com, Twentieth Century Fox Animation and Ice Age makers Blue Sky Studios will release PEANUTS the film on November 25, 2015. That date commemorates the 65th anniversary of the comic strip, and the 50th anniversary of the TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas.
For now, all that is being reported is that it will be an animation and not a live-action film like The Flintstones were. At some point, the discussion will be about who the kid voices will be – will they be unknowns or stars like Elle Fanning or Joel Courtney.
The screenplay will be written by Craig Schulz and Bryan Schulz son and grandson of Charles Schulz.
Peanuts is read daily by 355 million people in 75 countries, and has previously been adapted into TV episodes and specials.