Snoopy first assumed the guise of the World War I Flying Ace in a Peanuts comic strip from October 1965, donning vintage aviator hat, scarf, and goggles to take on the Red Baron from atop his doghouse. A year later, in the classic TV special It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, the beagle’s alter ego made its screen debut.
Now, 50 years later, Snoopy is still tangling with his imaginary German nemesis, as seen in the exclusive clip above from the forthcoming animated feature, The Peanuts Movie.
This time around, the lovable beagle flies through Paris and up the Eiffel Tower in hot pursuit of his rival. But, like his efforts in earlier Peanuts adventures, the Snoopster can’t quite catch his man.
The Peanuts Movie represents Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the rest of the gang’s CGI debut and first theatrical outing since 1980’s Boy Voyage, Charlie Brown. After careful consideration, the film was green-lit by the family of the late Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz — made under the guidance of his son, Craig Schulz, one of the film’s writers and producers, and grandson Bryan Schulz, a co-writer.
The Peanuts Movie flies into theaters Nov. 6.