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The Peanuts Movie (2015)

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Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their archnemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home to win the love of his life.

Director:

Steve Martino

Writers:

Craig Schulz (screenplay by), Bryan Schulz (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 47 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Trombone Shorty ... Miss Othmar / Mrs. Little Red-Haired Girl (voice) (as Troy 'Trombone Shorty' Andrews)
Rebecca Bloom ... Marcie (voice)
Anastasia Bredikhina ... Patty (voice)
Francesca Capaldi ... The Little Red-Haired Girl / Frieda (voice) (as Francesca Angelucci Capaldi)
Kristin Chenoweth ... Fifi (voice)
Alexander Garfin ... Linus (voice) (as Alex Garfin)
Noah Johnston ... Schroeder (voice)
Bill Melendez ... Snoopy / Woodstock (voice) (archive sound)
Hadley Belle Miller ... Lucy (voice)
Micah Revelli Micah Revelli ... Little Kid (voice)
Noah Schnapp ... Charlie Brown (voice)
Venus Schultheis ... Peppermint Patty (voice) (as Venus Omega Schultheis)
Mariel Sheets ... Sally (voice)
Madisyn Shipman ... Violet (voice)
A.J. Tecce ... Pigpen (voice) (as AJ Tecce)
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Storyline

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the whole gang are back in a heartwarming story. A new girl with red hair moves in across the street, and Charlie Brown falls in love. Now he tries to impress the Little Red-Haired Girl to make her feel like he's a winner, but Charlie Brown just can't do anything right. At the same time, Snoopy is writing a love story about his continuing battles with The Red Baron. Then Charlie Brown has accomplished something never done before. He gets a perfect score on his standardized test, but there has been a mistake. Should he tell the truth and risk losing all of his newfound popularity? Can Charlie Brown get the girl to love him, or will he go back to being a nothing? Written by Adam Nunez

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Peppermint Patty: My Friends Call Me Sir. See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blue Sky Studios Peanuts by Schulz See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$99,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,213,073, 8 November 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$130,178,411

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$246,233,113
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Technical Specs

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Various steps were taken with the animation to emulate the original look and feel of the comics and the previous animated specials. The characters are animated in a more limited manner. Also, the trees and other foliage in the background are static and never billow or sway in the wind. See more »

Goofs

In the comic strip, Peppermint Patty and Marcie go to a different school than Charlie Brown. See more »

Quotes

[when he chooses a book-report partner name out of the bowl and reads it]
Charlie Brown: [in his thoughts, imagining] Little Red-Haired Girl. My lucky day! This changes everything. She will see the new me. And together, we'll win the gold star! After that, anything is possible. We could be the first kids to land on the moon!
Charlie Brown: [imagining himself as an astronaut] One small step for kids, one giant leap for Charlie Brown!
[...]
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, Lucy and Charlie Brown perform the football gag. See more »

Connections

Follows It's Magic, Charlie Brown (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Good to Be Alive
Written by Meghan Trainor and Ryan Trainor
Performed by Meghan Trainor
Produced by Meghan Trainor and Justin Trainor
Courtesy of Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
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I don't know what to say
14 November 2015 | by RNMortonSee all my reviews

I loved the Peanuts half hour TV specials as a kid, particularly Halloween and Christmas. I make my kids watch them each year and they enjoy them. We have also watched at least one fuller length movie made some time ago (about a spelling bee?) that ran a little too long. Before the specials even existed I loved the Peanuts comic strips. This movie handled the characters great, no complaint there. I just got part way through and said okay where are we going with this and how much is left. So maybe the bottom line is Peanuts is more effective in small doses than in a full length movie. They seemed to realize that in having a short movie to start and keeping the running time down. Of the story lines the best (and the one that could be enjoyed the longest) was the Snoopy WWI theme. But the bottom line is that it may be hard to make this work for an hour or more no matter how you do it, even if you have stupendous graphics. In any event, nice to see a new generation of Schulz's carrying the torch.

P.S. In watching some of the older shows recently, I remembered that the best of the TV shows was where they basically just strung a bunch of the daily cartoons together, rather than tell a traditional story. Charles Schulz was a cartoon genius, and had a penchant for running a series of consecutive strips on the same subject, sort of a continual story with a daily punch line, which is directly transferable to the screen. Maybe they could go back to that format next time around?


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