Produced by Blu Sky Studios (Ice Age, Rio), the 3D computer-animated feature is directed by Steve Martino (Ice Age: Continental Drift) and written by Craig Schulz, Bryan Schulz, and Cornelius Uliano. Craig and Bryan Schulz are the son and grandson, respectively, of the Peanuts creator.
While it’s far from the first feature film based on Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang, it’s their first 3D, computer-animated adventure. It’s also the first film to feature the characters in 35 years, and it’s being released in conjunction with the 65th anniversary of the comic strip in 2015.
It’s worth noting that the voices of Snoopy and Woodstock heard in the trailer (and film) are actually taken from archival recordings of the characters’ original voice actor, Bill Melendez.
Previous films featuring the Peanuts characters — including 1965’s A Charlie Brown Christmas and the following year’s It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown — have earned Primetime Emmy Awards and multiple nominations.
The Peanuts Movie hits theaters November 6, 2015.