The "Peanuts" gang never really went away, they were just ... hibernating. Vacationing. Playing baseball and feeding Snoopy and dragging Linus' blanket around and telling Pig-Pen to take a bath.
But now the beloved comic-strip characters, who taught us about the Great Pumpkin and the Red Baron and how happiness is a warm puppy, are heading back to the theaters with a new big-screen movie planned for 2015.
"Peanuts" ran in newspapers for 50 years. Charles Schulz, its creator, died in 2000, the night before the final strip was published.
Schulz's son, Craig; grandson, Bryan; and writer Cornelius Uliano will write and produce the film.
"We have been working on this project for years. We finally felt the time was right and the technology is where we need it to be to create this film," Craig Schulz said in a statement. " I am thrilled we will be partnering with Blue Sky/Fox to create a Peanuts movie that is true to the strip and will continue the legacy in honor of my father."
Although the "Peanuts" gang's television specials are perhaps better known, the gang has appeared in four big-screen movies -- "A Boy Named Charlie Brown," "Snoopy, Come Home," "Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown," and "Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don't Come Back!!)."
No title or plot description has yet been released for the upcoming movie.
2015 will mark the 65th anniversary of "Peanuts" debut and the 50th anniversary of "A Charlie Brown Christmas," the most famous television special in the series.
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