Exclusive 50th Anniversary Theatrical Re-Release of the Peanuts® Classic
CineLife Entertainment® has partnered with CBS to be the exclusive North American theatrical distributor of the digitally remastered Peanuts® classic, A Boy Named Charlie Brown. This is the 50th Anniversary of this animated feature film and first time it will be presented in the theatre since its release in 1969.
In this first animated feature film based on Charles M. Schulz’s ever-popular Peanuts® comic strip, we see the pint-sized hero step up to the challenge, face his fears and show the world what he is truly made of. When Charlie Brown enters the school spelling bee, the doubtful and openly honest Lucy predicts his abject humiliation. But with the help of his best friend Linus and loyal dog Snoopy, Charlie Brown sets out to surprise his detractors in order to attend the national spelling bee in New York City.
Nominated for an Oscar® in 1971 for “Best Original Music/Song Score” by Vince Guaraldi, A Boy Named Charlie Brown projects the innocence of Schulz’s charming characters with glee and takes them on a most spectacular adventure.
A Boy Named Charlie Brown A Lee Mendelson-Bill Melendez Production Directed by Bill Melendez
Written by Charles M. Schulz
Produced by Lee Mendelson and Bill Melendez
Music and Lyrics by Rod McKuen Original Music by Vince Guaraldi Musical Director John Scott Trotter
Charles M. Schulz
On the morning of Sunday, February 13, 2000, newspaper readers opened their comic pages as they had for nearly fifty years to read the latest adventures of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang. This Sunday was different, though; mere hours before newspapers hit doorsteps with the final original Peanuts comic strip, its creator Charles M. Schulz, who once described his life as being “one of rejection,” passed away peacefully in his sleep the night before, succumbing to complications from colon cancer. It was a poetic ending to the life of a devoted cartoonist who, from his earliest memories, knew that all he wanted to do was “draw funny pictures.”
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