Today’s return to childhood

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I hope everything is alright with you. I bring you a bit of memories, The Peanuts, which is part of almost everyone’s childhoods, whether you’re a grown up – who read the daily comic strips in the newspaper – or a kid – who watched the series on the TV or even read about it.

For those who haven’t had touch with it, The Peanuts was originally a comic strip, created by Mr. Charles M. Schulz, who ran in several newspapers around the world from 1950 to 2000, and is regarded as the most influential comic strip. For me, what marks The Peanuts as a great show is that all the children think and pose dillemas as an intellectual grown-up mind – without losing their children’s spirit. It eventually got into television and now, into the big screen.

The movie was delightful, as you could see The Peanuts’ famous references throughout the entire movie, even in the credits – such as Charlie Brown trying to fly his kite, Lucy’s beloved psychiatric stand and her 5 cent can, or Snoopy’s typewriter – which kept the viewer laughing and reminding The Peanuts show. But I think this can also be a minor flaw in the movie; the people who did not know about Peanuts won’t understand the references, that is, the movie is made for the people who know about The Peanuts and can fully enjoy. But the other ones can always pick up a book and keep up with the references.

What I thought was perfect was the animation. It looked absolutely cute and perfect for a movie adaptation of the comic strips. Also, it’s hard to explain, but the characters moved like a comic strip. I think that you can only understand if you watch it. I leave here the link for the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVR4E6Q6u5g

My favourite part of the movie was the ending, the words said by the Little Red-Haired Girl to Charlie Brown (which differ from the comic strips and the series, as  Charlie Brown is always seen as a failure among women and as a person, despite his good values). The screenplay was written by Charles Schulz’s son and grandson, so I think he wouldn’t object to a little different ending.

Concluding, it’s a children’s movie, but adults who grew up with The Peanuts can enjoy it, which I reccommend watching.

May The Almighty GIP be with you, Blck Dth Jqs

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3 thoughts on “Today’s return to childhood

  1. Aww, this sounds like such a sweet and heartwarming animation. Agreed, Peanuts was an essential and fun part of many people’s childhood. I adored watching the seasonal films that came on TV as a kid. Glad to hear you enjoyed this!

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