Hey, The Muppets staged a great comeback; why not the Peanuts gang?
First, the bad news: we have to wait until November 25, 2015.
Now, the good news: the Peanuts gang is coming back to movie theaters for the first time since 1980!
The movie is coming to us from 20th Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios, who created the Ice Age and Rio movies, and it'll be directed by Steve Martino (Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who) off a script from Charles Schulz's son, Craig, who wrote the script with his son, Bryan. So Peanuts fans should be happy to know that this is definitely staying in the family.
Those who grew up on Charles Schulz's wonderful little characters will no doubt remember the comic strips, books, cartoons (both seasonal and Saturday morning), and of course, the movies. The as-yet-untitled movie will follow A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969), Snoopy Come Home (1972), Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977), and Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!!) from 1980. This would (obviously) be the first Peanuts feature to be produced since the death of Charles Schulz in 2000, but last year's TV special Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown was well-received by fans, and it only makes sense that the Schulz company will stick with what works, as opposed to trying anything flashy or obnoxious.
More on this project as it pops up...