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CHARLIE BROWN AND PEANUTS PALS HEADING TO THE BIG SCREEN

Tuesday, October 09, 2012 - Beloved cartoon character Charlie Brown and his pals are heading to the big screen to mark the 65th anniversary of the iconic PEANUTS comic strip.

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz created the loveable cast, comprised of Brown, his sister Sally, their pet dog Snoopy, and friends Linus, Lucy, Franklin, and Peppermint Patty, in 1950.

He continued chronicling their adventures until he died in 2000, creating many popular TV specials, including the holiday classic A Charlie Brown Christmas and It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.

Now the Peanuts gang is set to get the movie star treatment by bosses at 20th Century Fox, with Schulz's son Craig and grandson Bryan signing on

to produce.

The as-yet untitled project will be directed by Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears

a Who! filmmaker Steve Marino and released in U.S. theatres in November,

2015 - 65 years after the first Peanuts strip was published, according to the Associated Press.

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