The storyline for Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie could have been written on the back of an extremely small envelope.
What little story there is sees Charlie Brown falling for a young red-haired girl at school and as he is too shy to approach her he tries to impress her by
taking part in a school talent contest, a dance competition and he even does her homework for her. Meanwhile interspersed throughout the film is a sub-plot
that sees Snoopy dreaming that he's a First World War fighter pilot who continually duels with the Red Baron.
Most, if not all, of the characters from Charles M Schulz's 50's Peanuts comic strip also make an appearance, there's Linus with his blanket, Marcie who
calls everyone Sir, Pig-Pen who is forever dirty and surrounded by a cloud of dust, and last but not least there's Peppermint Patty.
There is a certain charm about the film and the animation and the 3D effects are pretty good, however the visuals can't distract from the feeling that this
is no more than a 30 minute cartoon stretched out to a feature length film.
If you've very young children then by all means take them along and I'm sure that they will enjoy it, for anyone older than 10 I think that they might find
their interest waning long before the film ends.
starring: Noah Schnapp, Alex Garfin, Hadley Miller, Mariel Sheets, Noah Johnston,
AJ Tecce, Venus Schultheis, Rebecca Bloom
UK Release: Monday 21st December 2015