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Snoopy and Charlie Brown Review by Annette

Snoopy first appeared in a comic strip in 1950 as Charlie Brown’s pet Beagle.  The comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz was very popular, but never actually made a movie, up until now 2015.

I was a huge snoopy fan, I even had a snoopy watch way back in the 80’s so I was delighted to be able to re visit some of my childhood favorites.

Finally on the big screen to commemorate the comic strips 65th anniversary the lovable characters will appeal to the new generation, while taking parents on a trip down memory lane, cute and adorable with poor Charlie Brown still struggling to get that kite in the air glad to see somethings never change.

Superb computer animation incorporating the old fashioned style comic strips by  Blue Sky Studios.  The adorable characters Lucy delighted to see she was still hard as nails and  Linus are instatly appealing to the children.

Peppermint Pattie had somewhat uncanny traits to that of Michelle of American Pie, instantly made me wonder if her character was influenenced by pattie all those years ago before American Pie was written.

Charlie Brown has always had a habbit of messing things up naturally and this film continues with his classic trait.  Unlucky in everything he does could he too be unlucky in love?

The film explores a childhood infactuation when Charlie spots the new girl in class.  He has to find a way of getting her to notice him.  There are many funny moments in the movie and there is no way she could not notice him, but will she see beyond his trip ups?

The film is sweet and explores themes of being a good person always good key areas for the children to embrace.

It was nice to see the characters had not changed in all this time along with the cute theme tune but equally nice to hear Meghan Trainor getting them dancing at the school disco.  A good mixture of old and new.

It is touching and  one that requires not much thought but sometimes thats all you need to get in the zone, this introduction could be a fresh start for the comic strip.

It was only last year we saw Paddington Bear, The Man From Uncle  and other great programmes re introduced to the big screen for next generation to enjoy the good old classics.

A happy film with plenty humour and a school disco not to be missed!