Last time "Peanuts" was featured in a theater, comic strip creator Charles Schulz was still alive, and more than 300 million people around the world were active readers. But the comic strip ended in 2000, and though it remains one of the most influential comics in America, it isn't part of the culture for most kids in 2014. Still, there is plenty of buzz and excitement over the arrival of the newest incarnation of a "Peanuts" story -- which will be told in 3-D.
"Peanuts by Schulz," a movie deal made after two years of negotiations between Twentieth Century Fox Animation, Blue Sky Studios and the Schulz family, is coming to theaters in November 2015, coinciding with the the 65-year anniversary of the comic strip's debut and the 50th anniversary of the TV special "A Charlie Brown Christmas."
The movie is written by creator Brian Schulz and produced by Craig Schulz, the grandson and son of Charles Schulz, respectively. The film is directed by Steve Martino, whose credits include "Ice Age: Continental Drift" and "Horton Hears a Who!"
Tongue-in-cheek, Craig told Forbes about the plot of the film: “It’s about a round-headed kid and his dog, and that’s about as far as I’m willing to go.”
Watch the trailer below: