Growing up, I always had a stack of the old hardcovered Peanuts collection. It was a major part of my childhood. As I’m sure it was for most people. So when I heard they were making a CGI movie based on it, I was afraid they were about to ruin my childhood. I was expecting it to be heavily modernized, with smartphones and and such.
I didn’t get a chance to watch it until tonight. Much to my delight, it wasn’t a modernization at all. In fact, it stuck to the spirit of the strip I grew up with. Most of the funny moments were taken directly from it.
What impressed me the most was the animation. While you could tell it was CGI, it somehow still looked hand drawn.
I currently don’t have Internet, and my phone is disconnected. I was so impressed with the film that I walked all the way to the local Kroger grocery store to connect to the wifi. I’m walking up and down aisles as I type this. If you haven’t already seen this movie, I highly recommend it!