Casting Call: Peanuts

Published November 14, 2013

In which we suggest who would star in the next big adaptation, remake, or historical film.

When Charles M. Schulz passed away in 2000, we thought the Peanuts gang was gone forever. But now we’re thinking just what Charlie Brown, Linus, Peppermint Patty and the rest of the gang would say: “Good grief!” The characters are set to return in November of 2015. Compared to the beloved 1965 hand-drawn cartoon, however, the new adaptation might not induce so much nostalgia. Rather than a basic cartoon and simple graphics, 20th Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios are rendering our favorite childhood comic in 3D animation.

With Freaks and Geeks as well as Bridesmaids under his belt, we’re excited to see what producer Paul Feig brings to the screen, even though it’s his first animated film. The development of the film has also been kept in the family: Charles Schulz’s son, Craig Schulz wrote the script in collaboration with his son Bryan Schulz and Cornelius Uliano.

We’re sure we’ll love Snoopy in 3D just as much as did when we read the comic at our kitchen tables as long as it stays true to the original animation. In honor of Schulz, we think it’s only appropriate for Feig to select a cast of children (sorry Peter Robbins, your time as Charlie has passed).

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