Charles Schulz’s beloved characters are starring in their own animated film scheduled to hit theaters Nov. 25, 2015.
That year marks the 65th anniversary of the “Peanuts” comic strip and the 50th anniversary of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” the first of the gang’s many TV specials.
The film will be produced by 20th Century Fox and its Blue Sky Studios animation unit.
Schulz’ son Craig and grandson Bryan co-wrote the screenplay with Cornelius Uliano, and the three are producing the film. Steve Martino will direct the “Peanuts” film.
Rihanna and Nicki Minaj are the leading nominees at the 40th annual American Music Awards with four nods each.
Christina Aguilera announced the nominations Tuesday in Los Angeles.
Drake, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, One Direction and Usher earned three bids apiece. Carrie Underwood, Chris Brown, fun., Gotye, J. Cole, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Bryan, and Pitbull are double nominees. Drake, Bieber, Maroon 5, Katy Perry and Rihanna are also in the running for artist of the year.
The awards will be presented Nov. 18 at Nokia Theatre and broadcast live on ABC.
FX network said it’s delaying the return of its hit comedy “Louie” until spring 2014.
The network said Tuesday it had granted the request by the series’ Emmy-winning star, Louis C.K., for what he called “a little breathing room.” Along with performing in the show, he serves as producer, writer and editor, and also created it. Its return for a fourth season was expected next summer.
Pope Benedict XVI said he hopes his latest book on Jesus about his infancy will help bring people closer to Christ.
“Jesus’ Infancy” is due in stores by Christmas and is the third in Benedict’s trilogy on the life of Christ. In excerpts released by publisher Rizzoli on Tuesday, Benedict writes in the foreword that his aim is to take what is historically known about Jesus from the Gospels of Mark and Luke and interpret their meaning today. “I hope that this little book, notwithstanding its limits, might help many people in their path toward and with Christ.”
The previous installments, which covered Jesus’ early ministry, and then his death and resurrection, blended theology and history while denouncing issues like religiously motivated violence.