Earlier this month, fans celebrated the 65th Anniversary of Charles M. Schulz' beloved Peanuts comic strip. Between October 1950 and February 2000, 17,897 comic strips were published, with the final strip released just one day after Charles M. Schulz died. Since the creator and his family didn't want anyone else taking over the comic strip, it's been 15 long years since the last strip was published, but now we'll get to see these beloved characters finally take over the big screen in The Peanuts Movie. With just over one week until The Peanuts Movie hits theaters, 20th Century Fox has released a new trailer, which honors the Peanuts legacy
Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved "Peanuts" gang make their big-screen debut, like they've never been seen before, in state of the art 3D animation. Snoopy, the world's most lovable beagle - and flying ace - embarks upon his greatest mission as he takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis The Red Baron, while his best pal, Charlie Brown, begins his own epic quest. From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the Ice Age films, The Peanuts Movie will prove that every underdog has his day.
Back in July, the studio introduced The Little Red-Haired Girl, voiced by Francesca Capaldi, who becomes the new love interest for Charlie Brown. The character first appeared in the 1977 animated special It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown, who was inspired by a former crush of Charles M. Schulz. This new trailer gives us another look at this important character in The Peanuts Movie, whom Charlie Brown falls for, but doesn't have the courage to say anything to her. We also see several iconic moments from the Peanuts franchise, such as Snoopy's antics as the Red Baron, Charlie Brown getting hit by a baseball and much more.
Steve Martino (Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who, Ice Age: Continental Drift) directs The Peanuts Movie from a screenplay by Craig Schulz and the writing team of Bryan Schulz & Cornelius Uliano. Craig Schulz and Bryan Schulz, respectively Mr. Schulz's son and grandson, along with Uliano and Paul Feig are producing. Feig, the director of the blockbuster comedies Bridesmaids and The Heat and the upcoming Spy, is a lifelong Peanuts fan.
It's also worth noting that the long-running Halloween special It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown airs on ABC tonight at 8 PM, if you want to explore the Peanuts legacy even more. The Peanuts Movie hits theaters on November 6, going up against Sony's big-budget 007 spy thriller Spectre. The beloved Peanuts gang might be the only fictional characters who have a longer legacy than James Bond himself, so we'll have to wait and see which franchise audiences prefer in theaters next weekend. In the meantime, take a look at the new footage from this trailer, before The Peanuts Movie arrives next weekend.