‘Peanuts’ coming to the big screen

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Sure, there’s a lot of hype for the upcoming Muppets movie, which hits theaters Friday. But Charlie Brown and his gang won’t be outdone.

To mark the 65th anniversary of the debut of Charles Schultz’s iconic comic strip “Peanuts” and the 50th anniversary of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” a new “Peanuts” movie will come to theaters in November 2015.

The cartoonist’s son Craig Schulz said the characters will be brought to life via CG and be shown in 3D. Schulz, a producer on the film, says the movie is “about a round-headed kid and his dog, and that’s about as far as I’m willing to go.”

USA Today had some details about the new movie, such as Snoopy won’t talk; Charlie Brown’s skating pound, house and “the wall” won’t be updated; and some modern details will be added to make the film current.

“Snoopy will not be rapping, no one will be twerking, we’re in good hands,” producer Paul Feig said.

“We handle it very respectfully,” Schulz said. “We knew we wanted this movie to be bigger than any kind of TV special. To do that, we had to kind of go to the boundaries of where I would ever let anyone go in the ‘Peanuts’ world.”

The movie opens Nov. 6, 2015.


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