The Peanuts Movie (2015)
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The Peanuts Movie is a charming coming of age story about Charlie Brown falling for the Little Red-Haired Girl, cleverly weaving a lot of your favorite shticks from the comic strip/older cartoons in smooth and coherent fashion, and it's probably one of my best experiences in a movie theater this year. I was afraid the modern "3D cartoon" look would be a deal breaker, but there's just enough of the 2D drawings (eyes and mouths, lines to represent movement, memories) so that you do get Schulz's anxious line in the movie's aesthetic. There were a lot of little kids in the theater, and they were enjoying it just as much as the adults, their vocal intrusions not intrusive at all, but rather sweet. Obviously, they're gonna like Snoopy flying around on his doghouse, but the film is so well balanced, it never lost them even when the characters were talking literature and philosophy, nor did it lose its adult audience during a visual or slapstick sequence. Heart-meltingly good.
Absolutely delightful. So impressed to watch a modern animated film that is still 100% faithful to the source material that predates it while still being its own individual project. I wish all comic book adaptations could be as lovingly crafted and perfectly balanced as this was.
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