THE PEANUTS MOVIE
Written By Craig Schulz, Bryan Schulz and Cornelius Uliano
Composed By Christophe Beck
Produced By Craig and Bryan Schulz, Cornelius Uliano,
Paul Feig and Michael J. Travers
Edited By Randy Trager
Directed By Steve Martino
Got to see "The Peanuts Movie" with my family a week ago for Christmas and...although I wouldn't call myself a huge fan of the Peanuts franchise, this film managed to surprise me in every way possible.
When it comes to the story, it captures the spirit of Charlie Brown and the Peanuts franchise so amazingly well that I think that even their creator Charles Schulz would even be proud of as the film really knew how to present those little moments in life that feel like personal accomplishments...although I will say that Snoopy's subplot with the Red Baron served no purpose to the main story itself.
When it comes to the animation, it's not only creative but also innovative as the team at Blue Sky really knew how to capture the simple drawings of Charles Schulz' characters and adapt them for a 3-D animated film while also making them still look 2-D-heck, this could probably be considered as a 2.5-D animated film!
And when it comes to the characters, the team at Blue Sky really knew how to capture the characters that we knew and loved as kids and present them in the same way for a new generation from the sincere but honest Charlie Brown to his loyal dog Snoopy. Not only that, but the cast of kids that they got to voice the characters does an amazing job in capturing their personalities.
Overall, "The Peanuts Movie" is a loving tribute to the legacy of Charles Schulz' lovable Peanuts franchise that really feels charming and wholesome on all levels...and for that, it gets a rating of a 9 out of 10 from me.