New Peanuts Feature Film Will Bring Back Old Memories.By
Craig Shultz, son of the late Saint Paul native Peanuts creator Charles Shultz, will be taking part in a brand new Peanuts movie. It is tentatively titled The Peanuts and will hit theaters November 25th, 2015. 20th Century Fox announced the release which will mark the 65th anniversary debut of the comic strip and the 50th anniversary of A Charlie Brown Christmas Special.
The Peanuts screenplay was written and will be produced by Craig along with his own sons, Bryan Schulz and Cornelius Uliano. The Schultz family chose 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios to distribute, produce and animate the new movie. So who will helm this new addition? As of right now Steve Martino (Horton Hears A Who, Ice Age: Continental Drift) has been slated to direct the film.
Vanessa Morrison, President of 20th Century Fox Animation talked about the new Peanuts film.
We are thrilled to partner with the Schulz family and Iconix and honored to bring the Peanuts characters to the big screen. This all started with our love and respect for the work of Charles Schulz. We thank the Schulz family and Iconix for letting Fox and Blue Sky bring his vision to new generations of film goers.
I’m very excited to see this new Peanuts film. Anyone who read Peanuts (335 million people in its prime) will want to see this film for the nostalgia and the pure enjoyment that Charlie Brown and crew bring. I mean who doesn’t love A Charlie Brown Christmas? I can’t describe my relief to hear that the project isn’t being taken over by someone who doesn’t know the Peanuts universe enough to pull this off with class. *cough… Michael Bay… cough cough.* It’s great to see that this new film will be in honor to the late Charles Schultz, along with capturing a new young audience. I know some people hear the words “…bring his vision to a new generation…” and think that they’re just tapping into some new brand to make money. And that may be true, but Peanuts is too modest of a brand, and is close enough to the Schultz family to be taken advantage of like some other brands. *cough… Michael Bay… *cough.
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