By now you already know that The Peanuts Movie is in theaters. You may have seen it, probably with children (either your own or surrounded by them). Maybe you’ve even read Jenny’s review of the film filled with, at rough count, eighty bajillion frame grabs from the movie. I’m here to set the record straight about The Peanuts Movie and Peanuts in general.
Peanuts sucks. More after the break, if you need it.
No matter if you’re 5 or 55, you’ve probably been affected by Peanuts cartoon artist, Charles Schulz. Peanuts made its first appearance on October 2, 1950, in seven newspapers. The weekly Sunday-page debuted on January 6, 1952 and ran for 50 years!
Since that time we’ve grown to love Peanuts classics like It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Christmas, as well as a number of other films starring Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Sally, Franklin, and the rest of the Peanuts gang. And as of November 6, 2015 the Schulz legacy continues with its debut of the new Peanuts Movie. And what a delightful and wonderful movie it is.
Who doesn’t love Charlie Brown? Besides the universe he lives in? Fans concerned that an updated animated movie of Charles Schulz’s classic comic strip would be given the modern update of all things Smurfish by adding gross-out humor and pop culture references that forget what made the original property fun to begin with.
So, fans were probably happy to see the trailers for the November release are sticking to the spirit of the original concept. See the trailer after the cut.