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The Peanuts Movie Hits the big screen


by Jessica Buettner
STAFF WRITER

People have loved the Peanuts characters for many years. I’m talking about Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Sally, Peppermint Patty, Schroder, PigPen, and of course, Snoopy. It really has been a long time since people have seen either a TV special or a movie that’s based around the Peanuts characters. This time, the gang is coming back to the big screen in 3D this upcoming week in theaters across the country.
This movie mostly involves a plot from a previously known Charlie Brown special that aired on TV a long time ago. In this Peanuts adventure, Charlie Brown tries his best to change his ways in order to impress the new girl in school. With a little bit of help from his friends, Charlie Brown truly tries everything that he can in order to make sure that the new girl notices him as a good man. The movie is expected to be a crowd pleaser for both kids new to this cast of characters and adults who are very familiar with the sto-ries.
Despite the excitement, there seem to be some things that the new movie shows that are seen as differences to the original movies. One thing is truly noticeable about this film and that it is the first one in the Peanuts family of films that is computer-generated instead of the classical hand-drawn cartoons. I’m guessing the movie com-pany decided to just go along with the computer animation because that’s what pleases most audiences in movie theaters nowadays. Another noticeable factor of the new film is that it will be shown in 3D; which is no surprising factor to me since every movie nowadays has a 3D showing option to make more money in the box office.
If there is one thing that is certain for the original lovers of the Peanuts, the script of the movie is credited to Charles M. Schulz’s son and grandson. According to an arti-cle on HitFix, the script is meant to touch up on a few old themes that were set off in the original specials. Going off on Lucy having her psychiatry stand and Sally having a little bit of a crush on Linus to Peppermint Patty and Marcie having their discussions and Snoopy having battles against the Red Baron.
Another challenge that seemed to be in set for the makers of the Peanuts movie was to find people who could provide the voices of the characters from the original films. HitFix stated that it took them a while for it to get done, but they found a cast of real cast and they sound very much like Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, etc. The Peanuts gang are still true to themselves and they aren’t afraid to take on any new challenge that comes their way.
One thing that I found on Deadline about this movie is that it seems that the characters don’t rely on cell phones, computers, or any modern technology that most kids use nowadays. This is because the filmmakers want to stick to the era that the original stories were set up in and since the breakthrough of the comic strips started in a time when technology was the most important thing of the generation.
Overall, this movie is expected to have everything for the new generation and for the old generation alike. With some things that are modern along with a few blasts from the past, the movie is truly made for all types of audiences. It may or may not be one of the most successful Peanuts movies made, but I guess that we’ll have to see what the moviegoers and movie reviewers have to say about it. It comes out on November 6th so be sure to hit the theaters so you can to relive your childhood and to introduce your younger brothers and sisters to it.
This is because the filmmakers want to stick to the era that the original stories were set up in and since the breakthrough of the comic strips started in a time when technology was the most important thing of the generation.
Overall, this movie is expected to have everything for the new generation and for the old generation alike. With some things that are modern along with a few blasts from the past, the movie is truly made for all types of audiences. It may or may not be one of the most successful Peanuts movies made, but I guess that we’ll have to see what the moviegoers and movie reviewers have to say about it. It comes out on November 6th so be sure to hit the theaters so you can to relive your childhood and to introduce your younger brothers and sisters to it.