Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Charlie Brown and Snoopy

Long before the Peanuts gang starred in their computer animated film Peanuts creator Charles Schulz wrote several Peanuts stories that were translated into traditional cell animation films.

Two of the films (made in the 1960s and 1970s) have been released for the first time on Blu-ray courtesy of Paramount/CBS.

Snoopy, Come Home stars everyone's favorite beagle in a heartfelt story of family, friendship and love.

Snoopy finds himself perpetually frustrated by the "No Dogs Allowed" policy at beaches, libraries and other public recreation facilities and businesses.

About fed up with the whole ordeal, his attention is shifted to a far more serious matter-a letter from a little girl in the hospital who wants him to come see her.

With his little bird companion Woodstock tagging along Snoopy arrives at the hospital, manages to sneak around the no dogs or birds restrictions and sees the little girl.

in the meantime Charlie Brown discovers the letter and goes into a panic when he realizes his dog is gone.

It turns out the little girl is Snoopy's first owner and she wants him to stay with her.

At first Snoopy agrees, until he meets her cat.

Quiet moments and interludes are mixed with some hilarious humorous moments intermingled with an original soundtrack makes Snoopy, Come Home a great movie the whole family will enjoy.

A Boy Named Charlie Brown was the first full-length Peanuts animated movie ever made.
When Charlie Brown suffers a serious case of the insecure blues Linus encourages him to enter the school's spelling bee.

Remarkably Charlie Brown wins and soon finds himself on the way to the State Championship.
Meanwhile Linus suffers blanket withdrawal, Snoopy has nightmares about the Red Baron and the rest of the Peanuts gang have their own share of problems and misadventures.

The movie successfully encourages children to never give up on their dreams despite obstacles or failures.  Thrown in some delightful mood music and you can't go wrong.