Snoopy and the Gang Go 3D in “Peanuts”
For decades, the lovable Peanuts gang appeared in a comic strip and starred in classic holiday TV specials. But next year, Charlie Brown and his dog, Snoopy, are heading to the big screen for the first time in 35 years.
In a teaser released Tuesday for the movie, the iconic Snoopy dance music plays as the pooch dances circles around poor Charlie.
Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz debuted the comic strip in October 1950, and it ran until he died in 2000. The characters last appeared in a feature-length movie in 1980’s Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!!)
Schulz’s son, Craig, is a producer of Peanuts, which is set to hit theaters on Nov. 6, 2015. And he’s making sure all the characters still look like themselves, even in 3D.
"I'm way more protective than my father would have been," he told USA Today.
Another producer, Paul Feig, agrees. “Snoopy will not be rapping, no one will be twerking, we're in good hands,” he says.
But we will get a chance to see Snoopy’s “soft-white fur” in detail, director Steve Martino told the paper.
Snoopy fans will also be delighted to hear that the movie will include familiar scenes, like when he flies his doghouse into battle as a “Sopwith Camel” fighter plane from World War I — all without talking.
"We're going to fly with Snoopy in his fantasy world," says Martino. "We have a bigger canvas. Bill Melendez got Snoopy off the ground in the TV specials. We're going to take it a step further."
Good grief! We can all breathe a sigh of relief about that.