The Peanuts Movie Review
The Peanuts Movie
6 Nov 2015
Behind the Scene and other Major Plot Points
EXCELLENT Kids movie! Perfect for young Kids
I could definitely appreciate it as a solid kids/family film. As soon as I started it I could see it was going to be very good.
That’s awesome! I was curious how kids would react to it. I know a lot of adults are loving it, but I wondered if maybe kids would get bored with its simplicity.
I saw him first
After Charlie Brown becomes popular, the kids struggle over who gets his attention. Shermy (who has not appeared in the film to this point) grabs his arm and says, “I saw him first!” In the very first Peanuts strip printed, Charlie Brown walks by and Shermy is indeed the first character to ever see him.
Various steps were taken with the animation to emulate the original look and feel of the comics and the previous animated specials. For example, the trees and other foliage in the background are static and never billow or sway in the wind. Even on the characters, their animation appears “jagged” and skippy. This was done to emulate the low quality hand drawn animation that the Peanuts television specials were known for.
THAT ENDING’S B/W SKETCH…
Put me in a momentary tears. It feels like the past is glimpsing by and says hello. Does anyone(from the actual Peanuts publicity era) feel the same or was it just me…?
HEARTWARMING & INSPIRATIONAL…..SIMPLY WONDERFUL
It is simply wonderful. I highly recommend this faithful movie.
I don’t believe little red girl was ever shown in the comics…I’m not sure if she should have been revealed but it was a great film!!!
It’s a good film, but Schulz would’ve Had a huge issue with ending
Charlie Brown can’t win.
That’s the point of Charlie Brown. He has times where he almost wins, but the ending with the Little Red Haired Girl was way too much wish fulfillment.
I think the football gag in the credits makes up for it. The small victory has made him vulnerable to an old trick again.
no, schulz said that the cannon of the peanuts movies is different from the comic strips.
Well Charlie Brown can win sometimes, they just can’t be huge wins. This wasn’t really a huge win, this was him being able to say hi to someone. He didn’t get a kiss or a hug or really anything beyond someone knowing his name and liking him. Plus notice he got what he wanted, right before the Little Red Haired Girl got on the bus and left town, so there’s still a giant downside to his ‘win’
Right. Charlie Brown had smaller, quieter victories on occasion–which may mean more in the long run than the big ones.
I thought the ending was perfect. Quite touching. The
kite lifting Charlie Brown over the crowd
was a wonderful idea.
A modern kids movie with no farting! AMAZING
I just loved this movie! See, you CAN make modern kids laugh without toilet humor, veiled sexual innuendoes, sassy urban characters, using “Bad to the Bone” and “The Good the Bad and the Ugly” music, and oblique references to adult movies. Keep the Peanuts franchise going!
Um, Disney, Pixar and Dreamworks have all been examples of doing movies for kids right. Not sure why the Peanuts movie would be any different
I was smiling throughout! Was so happy for Chuck at the end of the movie
This was easily the best animated movie I’ve seen this year. Slightly better than “Inside Out” in my opinion. Such a sweet fun movie filled with heart.
The only thing missing from the Snoopy story
was a real-life “Fifi” should have shown up
Maybe they wanted to stick closer to the old storylines. Snoopy’s ladies didn’t usually pop up on scene. They were mainly just spoken off or imagined.
Is this movie enjoyable by grownups?
I would like to know if this is a movie targeted to children, or also enjoyable by grownups (as for instance Inside Out).
It’s the same as the other Peanuts films and TV specials, for kids
The movie is quite appealing to children, but the filmmakers managed to bring a message that everyone can relate to.
A Very Nice, Charming Film!
I thought that this was a very funny and charming film. It was a nice change of pace..
Should they make another one?
but they’ve confirmed they won’t. At least not for a long time.
They ‘could’ …but only as long as they keep this kind of good quality.
…and (for the last time ), remember what the characters
are all about & keep the original vision as close as possible.
RT/Meta Critic Review
The Peanuts Movie manages to maintain the soul of the comic strip even as it upgrades the visuals.(Click here to see)