It’s taken me a little while to come around to the new CGI animation style for the upcoming Peanuts animated film. I’m still not sure if I like it, but I don’t hate it anymore. A little while ago, the new trailer was released and we now know what the movie is going to be about. Charlie Brown is smitten with the new red head girl who has moved in next door, but thinks he has to change everything about himself if he is going to have a chance with her.
I like the plot. I think it could, if done well, be a good movie for all the kids out there who think they’ve got to change who they are so they can become something cooler or better. That said, I’m really confused by the music running through it. Why is The Who’s Teenage Wasteland being used. Are the Peanuts characters teens? I always figured they were around 7-8 years old.
Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut, like they’ve never been seen before, in state of the art 3D animation. Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle – and flying ace – embarks upon his greatest mission as he takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis The Red Baron, while his best pal, Charlie Brown, begins his own epic quest. From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the ICE AGE films, THE PEANUTS MOVIE will prove that every underdog has his day.