Do you love Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the Gang? I can remember loving Peanuts as a child and I'm still a fan to this day. I've introduced the comic to my kids when they were little, so I was so excited for the new The Peanuts Movie to come out, and I wasn't disappointed. I saw an early screening but you can see it in theatres Friday, November 6th.
Anytime a classic is brought to life on the big screen though, it makes me a little nervous—but not this time. Everything that is iconic and classic and lovable about Charlie Brown is simply brought to life in modern 3D graphics. From the voicing and clothing to the curly cords of old-school landline telephones, everything you see is good old Charlie Brown and gang just as you'd expect it, but in vibrant colors and 3D graphic brilliance. No modernization of storylines, no texting, no cell phones, to computers. Just the way Charles Shultz left it, but on the big screen.
Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis the Red Baron, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home to connect with the Little Red-Haired Girl he's had a crush on since the moment he laid eyes on her. Noah Schnapp as Charlie Brown is just perfect. It's shocking to me that's he's basically a newcomer! And Disney Channel's Francesca Capaldi as the Little Red-Haired Girl is as adorable as always (does red hair translate in a voice over??) I actually met Francesca and Noah and several of the other actors this summer at an event, and the talent that exudes at such a young age was phenomenal. Incredible!
All of the quintessential moments you remember about Charlie Brown and Snoopy are captured (not forced) in this delightful full-length feature film. The Peanuts Movie encompasses compassion, bravery, sweetness, humbleness—all the great qualities Charles Shultz wanted to tell us each week in his comic strips that we want to pass along to our children, the reason Peanuts has been such an iconic comic strip for 65 years. This family movie is one that's great for all ages and one you can feel great about sharing with your kids, for this generation and the next.
Top 5 Moments in The Peanuts Movie
- Flying Ace vs Red Baron
- Kite Flying
- War and Peace
- Curly Phone Cords (there's totally one of these hardwired in my parents' basement)