Jim Gianopulos, chairman of Fox studios and Chris Wedge, co-founder of Blue Sky Studios announced today that Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang will be hitting theaters in November, 2015, which coincides with the 65th Anniversary of Charles M. Schulz’s classic comic strip.
The film will be 3D, and Gianopulos even unveiled an image of Charlie Brown’s classic round head to the exhibitors present at CinemaCon.
“This will forever change the face of animation,” Gianopulos told the crowd. “Prepare to have your minds blown.”
Steve Martino, who directed Ice Age: Continental Drift, is directing the film after a two-year struggle to secure the rights from the Schultz estate. Creator Charles M. Schulz passed away in 2000, months after drawing his last Peanuts comic strip and retiring.
The Peanuts gang is still loved by millions of people worldwide, and the now classic holiday specials are annually high-rated affairs on broadcast television. Excited?