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The Peanuts Movie (2016)

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I admit to having major trepidation about this. About 20 minutes in the 3D really got to me. But the writing and the humour and the sheer good-heartedness that was always at the centre of Charles Schulz’ writing won me over. Snoopy is embarking on the adventure of a lifetime in his bid to win back Fifi via Richthofen tactics in a World War One aviation adventure. Charlie deals with his usual failures and makes his own attempt to win fair lady in the form of a Little Red-haired Girl newly arrived in the neighbourhood. We have the gang of old: Lucy doing her psychiatrist number, Peppermint Patty as the alternative type, Schroder winging out to Beethoven, Sally trying to entertain the unwashed at a talent show with Charlie bailing her out, Linus telling Charlie some home truths. The late Bill Melendez’ vocal talents are happily utilised for Snoopy and Woodstock again but otherwise we have new voices, understandably at this juncture.Some of the original score is pleasingly integrated into the new one. I grew up with the comic strip, the books and the cartoons and for me they will never be equalled. But if this introduces a new generation to one of the twentieth century’s best men and his friends, so be it.

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