'Peanuts' Movie: Director Steve Martino, Actress Francesca Capaldi On Why Film Is So Magical [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]

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Director Steve Martino and actress Francesa Capaldi talked to us about the "Peanuts" movie. Watch our exclusive interview! Latin Times

Everyone's favorite group of friends ---Sally, Linus, Peppermint Patty, Lucy, Pig-Pen, Schroeder, Woodstock, Snoopy and Charlie Brown--- is in town and can be seen in the nearest movie theater with the premiere of "The Peanuts Movie" on Friday.

The 3D-animated film, which is based on Charles M. Schulz's classic comic strip "Peanuts," is about the complicated life of good ol' Charlie Brown, who always tries his best against seemingly impossible odds. One of his biggest goals in the movie is to nab the attention of the new girl in school, the "Little Red-Haired Girl." Meanwhile, his best friend Snoopy embarks on an epic adventure in a fantasy world, where he pursues his nemesis, the Red Baron, while also trying to win the heart of a beautiful pilot named Fifi.

"As any Charlie Brown movie, there's heart, a lot of laugh," film director Steve Martino told Latin Times. "I wanted to create a film that parents, grandparents and kids can all go and see and enjoy all for different reasons, but that they have a great time watching the film together as a family," he added, expressing that working with kids is the best because they have a great imagination.

One of the children that Martino casted for the film was 11-year-old Francesca Capaldi ---known for her lead role in the Disney Channel original show "Dog with a Blog." In the flick, she gives life to the adorable Little Red-Haired Girl, an unseen character in the Schulz comic strip, who serves as the object of Brown's affection.

"It was really fun, it wasn't what I expected at all," Capaldi told Latin Times about her first voice-over gig for film. "I enjoyed everything and being able to picture the movie," she added. The young actress, who's also a red head like her character, said it was "really fun to create her voice." "She's nice and kind, and I always try to be like that as well," she said. Check out our complete interview in the exclusive video above!

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Jessica Lucia Roiz

Jessica L. Roiz is a Miami-based bilingual journalist of Nicaraguan descent. In addition to Latin Times, she's published in VOXXI, The Miami Herald, Huffington Post, La Opinion, El Nuevo Herald, The Latin Kitchen and more. With over 10-years experience in digital media, she's nothing but passionate and creative with her work. When she's not writing or editing videos, she can be found listening to rock en Español, dancing bachata, reading Paulo Coelho, missing Selena Quintanilla or relaxing in Nicaragua. She's also the founder of ALoNica con la Roiz and PulsoPOP