Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie brings Charles Schulz’s beloved characters to the big screen for this animated outing.
The creators of the Ice Age franchise released the film to commemorate the comic’s 65th anniversary.
But how good is the new film?
Here’s everything you need to know about Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie (U).
Charlie Brown (voiced by Noah Schnapp) takes on his nemesis – the kite-eating tree – who is once again bested only by Mother Nature.
When a new girl comes to town, Charlie develops a terrible crush.
Despite the encouragement of Snoopy (Bill Melendez) or his friends, Charlie is unable to talk to his new neighbor, but Charlie decides to get the girl’s attention by winning his school’s talent show.
His plan fails and he becomes the target of the school. Subsequent attempts to win the little red-haired girl’s love by learning to dance and writing a school report on “Leo’s Toy Story by Warren Peace” also end in humiliation.
But will Charlie finally win her over?
who is in there
Noah Schnapp from Bridge of Spies voices Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Charlie Brown, regular Bill Melendez voices Snoopy, Kristin Chenoweth from You’re A Good Man voices Fifi, Rebecca Bloom from Lights Out voices Marcie, Anastasia Bredikhina from Birthday Crashers voices Patty and Alexander Garfin van Sout voices Linus.
Other stars include Dog with a Blog’s Francesca Capaldi, Monsters University’s Noah Johnston and Sofia The First’s Hadley Belle Miller.
Is it worth a watch?
If unabashed cuteness is your weakness, then you’ll be completely helpless in the company of Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie.
Written by Craig and Bryan Schulz, son and grandson of Charles M. Schulz, Steve Martino’s film fuses the old-fashioned, wholesome sensibility of syndicated comics with the latest computer animation.
This is cotton candy filmmaking: colourful, sugary and easy to digest, expertly spun out of hot air by a large team of talented animators who have managed to recreate famous character designs in brilliant 3D.
In an age of increasingly sophisticated, eclectic animation, Steve Martino’s film evokes simpler and unabashedly sentimental times of linear storytelling and salutary messages.
Relaxed vocal performances include archival recordings of Melendez as Snoopy and Woodstock.
Where can I buy tickets?
Odeon, Cineworld, Vue and Reel theaters are now taking bookings for first Monday screenings.
Source: Bel Fast Live