A great kids' movie should be just as much fun for parents as it is for their little ones—and this one will take you down memory lane. Joining recent kid-friendly revivals including Muppets Most Wanted and The Lego Movie, Charles M. Schulz’s beloved comic strip Peanuts is making its way to the big screen next year.
A new teaser trailer offers a brief glimpse at the upcoming adventures of Charlie Brown and his canine sidekick Snoopy. While the film will be released in a 3D format, parents will smile with nostalgia when they hear the jazz stylings of Vince Guaraldi and Charlie Brown’s familiar gripe of, "Good grief!"
Peanuts was a classic staple in North American newspapers from 1950 to 2000, spawning successful musicals and television specials that are still aired today (A Charlie Brown Christmas and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown among others). More characters from TV will also be getting the big-screen treatment—it was recently announced that ‘80s cartoon series Jem and the Holograms is set to become a live-action film as well.
The film’s director, Steve Martino, is no stranger to making family movies—he’s the director behind recent animated flicks Horton Hears a Who and Ice Age: Continental Drift. Although Schulz passed away in 2000, it looks like Peanuts reboot has his family's blessing: The creator’s son and grandson both have screenwriting credits in the film.
Peanuts will be released on November 6, 2015.
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