I grew up watching Charlie Brown and the new digitally animated film intrigued me but I feared it just wouldn’t be the Peanuts gang I grew up loving. Then I read a review from my friend Nancy and it settled my fears, since hers were the same, and has me excited to go have some popcorn with Linus and Lucy.
Here is Nancy’s review:
The Peanuts Movie
It’s difficult to properly convey the profound impact Charles Schulz’s work has had on me. I watched the Peanuts holiday specials as a child but I didn’t understand their full meaning until I started reading the comic strip in my teens. It is no exaggeration to say that Snoopy, Charlie Brown and company helped shape the person I am today.
Tonight, I made my way to the theatre wearing one of my Peanuts t-shirts and holding both a stuffed Snoopy and a Charlie Brown. I was nervous, unsure of what to expect. Either this film would live up to my high expectations or it would break my heart. Happily, it exceeded my hopes. The music, the details, Bill Melendez’s voice, the philosophy, the heart, the life…this film is a love letter to every Peanuts fan.
My favorite thing : including the WWI flying ace. He’s always held a special place in my heart.
“Charlie Brown, you’re the only person I know who could take a simple book report and turn it into a commitment.” Linus Van Pelt.
Thank you, Sparky for the legacy you left to this world. I hope a new generation of people will appreciate your timeless stories.
Thanks Nancy for sharing your feeling and thoughts on the movie and helping many I’m sure get over the fear the new regime messed with our Peanuts.