Charles M Schulz's syndicated American newspaper series, which ran from 1950 to 2000, notched up 17,897 strips and followed the adventures of meek schoolboy Charlie Brown.
Running in over 2,600 newspapers, with a readership of 355 million in 75 countries, and translated into 21 languages, it was also noted for tackling big issues including race and sexual equality.
The as yet untitled film will be directed by Steve Martino (Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!, Ice Age: Continental Drift), from a screenplay by Craig Schulz (Charles Schulz’s son) and the writing team of Bryan Schulz (Charles Schulz’s grandson) and Cornelius Uliano.
It will be released on November 25 2015, the 65th anniversary of the first Peanuts comic strip and the 50th anniversary of the ever popular television special A Charlie Brown Christmas.
The film is the result of two years of discussion “on the film’s creative direction” with the Schulz family, according to the official release.
“We have been working on this project for years,” says Craig Schulz. “We finally felt the time was right and the technology is where we need it to be to create this film.”