Earlier this week, I took the kids to The Children’s Museum of the Arts for a press preview event surrounding the new Peanuts Movie. I was SO EXCITED to attend because the kids really love the holiday movies that come out highlighting Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the gang. I needed them to see a full length movie so they could learn more about the kids I grew up watching.
In case you haven’t heard about The Peanuts Movie, here’s a quick synopsis:
Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut, like they’ve never been seen before, in state of the art 3D animation. Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle – and flying ace – embarks upon his greatest mission as he takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis The Red Baron, while his best pal, Charlie Brown, begins his own epic quest. From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the ICE AGE films, THE PEANUTS MOVIE will prove that every underdog has his day.
Before heading over to the screening, we participated in some Snoopy related crafts. The kids got their hands dirty (literally) and made some clay sculptures. They even took some art lessons from one of the actual animators from the film! Super neat!
What Peanuts event would be complete without a visit from Snoopy himself?! Love that he came out to greet the kids.
Once we were done with the crafts, we headed to Times Square and grabbed our seats.
So, I bet you are wondering what the new Peanuts Movie is all about, right? What trouble does Charlie Brown get into this time? Well… it all has to do with:
The Little Red Headed Girl. Le swoon! Charlie has fallen in love and that’s all I am going to say about that! In true Mr. Brown form, he can’t seem to catch a break… and everything that went wrong seemed to happen in front of his true love. The new girl!
We get to see all different sides of Charlie Brown – the ones we all know and love. And the Little Red Headed Girl gets to see his true colors as well.
The movie cut in and out between Snoopy’s dream sequences which had a girl crush as well – Fifi. Don’t you just love that name? HA! The story kept movie and the kids were constantly entertained. At the end of it all, I asked the kids what they thought of Charlie Brown and they said that they loved him! We didn’t get TOO DEEP into Lucy and Linus and Patty — but their characters stayed true to who they were in the original cartoon. The adults in the theatre will smile at the little comments they make or habits they have, but I’m not so sure the kids will really get that Lucy ALWAYS yanks that football away – and THAT’S why it’s really funny. You know what? It didn’t matter because they laughed anyway.
Visit all THE PEANUTS MOVIE websites – #PeanutsMovie
- Visit the Official Website
- Like ‘The Peanuts Movie’ on Facebook
- Follow on Twitter, Google+, Instagram
- Subscribe on YouTube
BONUS: Check out the clouds. While talking to the animator, I found out that most of the clouds were either shaped as popcorn or baguettes! The kids had a fun time pointing them out to me as the movie went on. 🙂
*company provided tickets to the screening