Based on the comic strip By Charles M Schulz, Peanuts tells the story of
Good Ol' Charlie Brown as a new girl moves in town and poor Charlie Brown wants to win her heart with the help of his dog Snoopy. there is a side plot where Snoopy writes a story about fighting The Red Baron with his birdie pal Woodstock.
This is one of Blue Sky's best work. The Animation is jiggered to match the original TV Specials, the ink dot eyes match the original Schulz's original drawings,
and there only 5 poses per character, side view, outside profile, inside profile, side view, back view because that in-between the frame really don't look like Peanuts.
Blue Sky stayed really faithful to the comic strips even the lighting looks good
It has still got Vince Gualdi's original music - Linus and Lucy and Christmas Time is here.
and the pop music by Meghan Trainor is catchy.
If there is one flaw it would be that The Red Baron scenes are good and give the film comedy, but it in no way helped Charlie Brown and would have been just fine as a special feature for the DVD.
The characters are just as you remember them, Lucy is still bossy, Linus is still carrying his blanket, Schroeder is still playing Beethoven on his toy piano, Pig Pen is still dusty, Frieda is still bragging about her naturally curly hair, Marcie is still intelligent, Sally still calls Linus her sweet baboo and Peppermint Patty is still a tomboy who loves skating and hockey.
Yes this film is for huge Peanuts fans but even non fans will appreciate this.
i give it a 5 star rating