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The first look at next year's "Peanuts" is short but sweet. It's just Charlie and his old pal Snoopy and that unforgettable piano theme song that conjures up a near-Pavlovian fuzzy feeling. After years of seeing Charles Schulz's creations in Met Life commercials and TV reruns, it's a welcome return to the big screen.

Although Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the gang have gotten a 3D makeover, the animation still has the same sort of clean, colorful look as Schulz's beloved comic strips. There are some changes afoot - Charlie's mysterious Little Red-Haired Girl and Snoopy's crush Fifi will have bigger parts in the movie -- but there won't be too many high-tech updates. In his typically droll way, producer Paul Feig has assured us that Charlie et al will be keeping it old-fashioned. "Snoopy will not be rapping, no one will be twerking, we're in good hands," he told USA Today.

Feig's not the only one who's keeping a close eye on Schulz's legacy, Charles' son Craig, who also serves as a producer on the film, added, "I'm way more protective than my father would have been... Our No. 1 goal was always to be authentic to his work and legacy." Craig's son Bryan co-wrote the script with Cornelius Uliano, making "Peanuts" a real family affair.

Let's hope that "Peanuts" turns out better than director Steve Martino's take on "Horton Hears a Who!" Otherwise, Thanksgiving at the Schulz home will be really awkward.

"Peanuts" opens in theaters November 6, 2015.