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Sunday, 20 December 2015

THE PEANUTS MOVIE [2015]

35 years after their last original film, Charles M. Schutlz's beloved Charlie Brown comic strip characters are all back in The Peanuts Movie.
The Little Red-Haired Girl has just moved into town and Chuck is very smitten, however his constant blunders and insecurities holds him back from doing anything about it.
With the comic strip being around for 65 years, director Steve Martino and Shultz's son & grandson have a long history of great material to pull from and they manage to comfortably fit in all of the Peanuts' most memorable scenarios.  Bringing the gang into the world of CGI animation had me worried at first but the animators did a wonderful job at giving it refined detail where needed (even if Charlie Brown's single hair looks like a giant pube) and simplicity where it demanded it.  In a time of rapid fire gags and constant attacks of loud noises in animation, Peanuts might be too innocently slow for the kids and a bit too simple for adults but it will most certainly find a spot in the hearts of long-time fans wanting to return to some old friends who never got old.

3 funny looking kids with big noses out of 5

3 comments:

Neg said...

I see what you did there~

Dr Faustus said...

And I see you seeing what he did there...

cuckoo said...

And I feel what you all did there.
It's warm, gooey and filled with love.

I'm going to fill you all with my love.

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this Christmas I managed to dirtify the Peanuts.