If you’ve always been a fan of Charles M. Schulz’s comic strip then you’re in luck because Snoopy comes to live on the silver screen!
In 2006, 6 years after the release of the last original “Peanuts” strip, as well as the death of creator Charles M. Schulz, his son Craig Schulz came up with an idea for a Peanuts film, which he showed to his screenwriter son Bryan Schulz. At that time, Craig said:
I was happy to show my son. He showed me how to make it bigger — how to blow it up more — and he helped me put in structure.ADVERTISEMENT
And so, they got to work!
Titled, “The Peanuts Movie” (otherwise known as “Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie”), the flick is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Blue Sky Studios and distributed by 20th Century Fox based on Charles M. Schulz’s comic strip, “Peanuts”. Directed by Steve Martino and written by Craig Schulz, Bryan Schulz, and Cornelius Uliano, the film features the voices of Bill Melendez (via archive recordings) and Noah Schnapp.
Full voice cast and character list as follows:
- Bill Melendez as Snoopy and Woodstock (from archival recordings)
- Noah Schnapp as Charlie Brown
- Hadley Belle Miller as Lucy van Pelt
- AJ Teece as Pig-Pen
- Noah Johnston as Schroeder
- Venus Schultheis as Peppermint Patty
- Alexander Garfin as Linus van Pelt
- Francesca Capaldi as the Little Red-Haired Girl
- Mar Mar as Franklin
- Mariel Sheets as Sally Brown
- Rebecca Bloom as Marcie
- William Alexander Wunsch as Shermy
- Anastasia Bredikhina as Patty
- Madisyn Shipman as Violet
Because of the robust amount of existing Peanuts characters, the film will not introduce any new characters.
Check out the cute character posters below:
Other characters expected to appear include Snoopy’s love interest, Fifi; Snoopy’s brother Olaf; and a group of Beagle Scouts.
As for the plot, from what we know, it will focus on Snoopy embarking upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home.
“The Peanuts Movie” is set to be the 5th full-length feature film to be based on the comic, and the 1st feature film based on the characters in 35 whole years. Watch the super adorable and giggle-worthy trailer below:
“The Peanuts Movie” will commemorate the 65th anniversary of the comic strip, and is scheduled to be released on 6th November 2015
For more information, visit the movie’s official website.