Sydney Shaver, Staff Writer

On November 6, “The Peanuts Movie” was released to the public, and I had a chance to go see it this past weekend. It featured all of the “Peanuts” gang including Marcy, Lucy, Lanus, Sally, Peppermint Patty, Woodstock, Snoopy, and good old Charlie Brown. It was meant for a younger audience or a grown adult audience. I feel as if no one except those who have read the comics and seen all of the specials would really understand what was happening in the movie. It also jumped all over the place from Charlie Brown trying to woo the girl, to Snoopy writing his story, to Charlie’s thoughts as little comic strips.  One thing that really stuck to the comics is that we never really see the little girl with red hair’s face and we never learn her real name. She was just there as the love interest for Charlie. The way it was animated was so adorable. None of the characters had a straight smile or shown teeth. They even kept the muted trombone sounds for the adults.  Plus they almost look 3-D without the glasses. I loved the look of the film and how family oriented it seemed. It’s for all families to watch. They were trying to get a younger audience while making sure the old audience stayed the same. They succeeded, too. It was really wacky and all over the place. You could say it was totally nutty.  Overall, it was really childish and cute. The animation looked adorable. It should be enjoyed by all ages, not just the older adults or the younger children. I thoroughly recommend it for anyone. On a scale of 1 to 10, I give it a 7.9.