A new trailer for Snoopy And Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie has been released.
The film, a 3D computer-animated comedy starring Charles Schulz’s much-loved comic strip characters, is set to open in UK cinemas on December 21. In the US, it is simply titled The Peanuts Movie and will arrive earlier, on November 6.
The official plot synopsis teases: “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, Snoopy And Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie will prove that every underdog has his day.”
The film has been directed by Steve Martino, who previously helmed Ice Age: Continental Drift. The script was co-written by Craig and Bryan Schulz, Charles Schulz’s son and grandson.
Written and illustrated by the late Charles Schulz, Peanuts ran for over 17,000 original comic strips between 1950 and 2000, with the last one running the day after Schulz passed away. The franchise has already spawned four previous animated films and countless TV cartoons, as well as spin-off albums, video games and theme park rides.