Wednesday, October 10, 2012
A new full length feature film will be released in time for the 50th anniversary of A Charlie Brown Christmas.
Peanuts, the long-running comic strip that introduced Snoopy and Charlie Brown to the world, is to get a big-screen outing with support from the family of its late creator, Charles Schulz
At the height of its popularity, the Peanuts strip was read by 355 million people in 75 countries. Several television specials won or were nominated for Emmy awards, and there were also several big screen releases and TV series.
The strip's final installment ran on February 13 2000, the day after the death of its creator. RIP Mr. Schultz.
The new film is currently untitled and its format is unknown, though it seems unlikely that Fox would stray too far from the traditional hand-drawn look favored by Schulz.
Is it okay for a grown up to be excited about this? Aw, I don't care! Hurray for Charlie Brown.
Source: The Guardian