Movie Review: The Peanuts Movie

‘The Peanuts Movie’ is a heart-warming animated 2015 film featuring Charlie Brown and his dog, Snoopy.

Based on the Charles Schulz 1950s – 2000s comic strip, ‘Peanuts’, this is the first Charlie Brown film in 35 years.

It’s the fifth in the series and marks the 50th anniversary of ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ (which many of us grew up on).



Featuring the distinctive piano-jazz music by the Vince Guaraldi trio, ‘Peanuts the Movie’ has the right look and feel as the comic strip – with a ‘hint of 3D’.

And given it’s price tag of a cool $99 Million, it turns out that it cost a lot of money to get that hand-drawn feel!










With a script written by Schulz’ son (Craig) and grandson (Bryan), the film features plenty of the popular aspects from the original comic strip including the Kite-Eating Tree, the Red Baron, Lucy’s psychiatry booth and various primary school pressures blown up to overwhelming proportions.









Although the plot is certainly sweet – as Charlie Brown falls in love for the first time – the film feels a little too ‘wafty’ and lacks any real depth.

However, I’m still going to recommend this film for Peanuts fans, or for those times when you’re looking for something visually beautiful but somewhat light.

Here’s the official trailer for you to check out:


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