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A Charlie Brown And Snoopy Animated Movie In The Pipeline

Submitted by on October 10, 2012 – 12:00 pm Comments

When Charles Schulz created characters like Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Peanuts, he probably never though, they would become such a sensation. But here we are 62-years later and the popularity of his comic strip has only increased. Therefore it isn’t surprising that, this popularity is about to be cashed in by Twentieth Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios.

Basically, the two together have decided to make an animated film based on the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip. The film will be directed by Steve Martino (Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!, Ice Age: Continental Drift), from a screenplay by Craig Schulz (Charles Schulz’s son) and the writing team of Bryan Schulz (Charles Schulz’s grandson) and Cornelius Uliano.

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“We have been working on this project for years,” said Craig Schulz in an official press release “We finally felt the time was right and the technology is where we need it to be to create this film” he added. It’s interesting that Craig Schulz talked about technology being where it was needed to be for the film to be made. One would think given the basic nature of the comic strip that, an animated film based on it wouldn’t really have been a tough task even 20 years ago, but who knows what the team behind the film have in their minds.

A release date for the film has been already decided upon and it’s going to be Nov. 25, 2015. The date would also mark the 65th anniversary of the comic strip and the 50th anniversary of the television special ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’. Peanuts on its part, has been described as “the most shining example of the American success story in the comic strip field”. The main character of the strip, Charlie Brown, is meek, nervous and lacks self-confidence. He is unable to fly a kite, win a baseball game or kick a football. Peanuts, was also featured on the cover of Time Magazine on April 9, 1965, with the accompanying article praising the strip as being “the leader of a refreshing new breed that takes an unprecedented interest in the basics of life.”

Nigel Owen

Nigel is a graduate from Birmingham University, Nigel has worked for about 8 years in the banking industry, until one day he discovered his passion for writing. It basically gives him the opportunity to enlighten himself about subjects and things that he normally might not come across.

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