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The Peanuts Movie

The Peanuts Movie

The Peanuts Movie

Here in Brazil, the audiences will be thrilled with the film, The Peanuts Movie, which opens January 14th. There are statues of Snoopy in all the famous tourist sights and McDonald’s is giving away toys from the film with its children’s meals. Having opened in the Unites States last November, Brazilians have been looking forward to this animated feature, written by Craig Schultz and Bryan Schulz (son and grandson of Charles Schulz) and Cornelius Uiolano.

I really have to thank my parents, especially my mom for introducing me as a child to a whole bunch of adorable Peanuts characters, starting of course with Charlie Brown and Snoopy.

I watched every TV special, had the Snoopy plush doll, stickers, the books and was a complete fan. Now, with this sweet movie produced by 20th Century Fox, Blue Sky Studios, our childhood memories are relived as we get this wonderful story. Schultz would have definitely been proud of the big screen 3D Debut of The Peanuts Movie. With the Schultz’s incredible orginal imagination combined with the creators of Ice Age, the audience has a story about how life can still be surprisingly endearing.

Charlie Brown is so persistantly clumsy and insecure, Snoopy so laid back and confident, they do make a great duo. Linus and his blanket, Schroeder and his beloved classical music. Lucy, Peppermint Patty, Woodstock, Sally, Marcie, and the adults ( teachers and parents), they are all there. All the characters remain as we like them, however there is a twist to this story. A new character shows up and things change due to  this new asset to the group.The animation takes place during both winter and spring.

The audience is invited to feel the same emotions they had as children and now as parents with their own children, are able to share the joy of Charles M. Schulz’s creation, just as my parents did back in the 80’s.

I highly reccommend it, above all by the message it conveys. A definite must see!




Valeria Gomes was born in New York but was raised and lives in Brazil. She is an actress, director, as well as a drama and English teacher. She is a certified public translator with dual citizenship.

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