19 October 2012 10:01 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The Peanuts is a perennially popular property which has entertained generations of fans, starting with a 1950s newspaper strip and expanding to a trans-media phenomenon. Charlie Brown and company are returning to the big screen for the first time since 1980 to celebrate their 65th birthday.

The year 2015 is starting to sound like a grand year for films. Along with the promised Justice League film and Avengers 2, we’ll also see Charlie Brown and his Peanuts buddies making their long-awaited return to the big screen—only this time it will be in CGI rather than traditional animation.

The Peanuts were created by Charles Schulz and first appeared in a newspaper strip in 1950, which continued for 50 years. The characters made the leap to animated cartoon form in 1965 when A Charlie Brown Christmas debuted on TV to critical acclaim and high rating. The characters have appeared in numerous forms of media entertainment including books, »

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