ANIMATION; 1hr 33min
VOICES BY: Noah Schnapp, Bill Melendez, Hadley Belle Miller
Charlie Brown and Lucy run the classic old plays
Klutzy Charlie Brown (voiced by Schnapp) isn't the luckiest boy in town but since he first made his comic-strip mark six decades ago, he's kept on keeping on. In this faithfully affectionate, naively drawn lesson in self-belief, Charlie is in love with his new neighbour, The Little Red-Haired Girl (Francesca Angelucci Capaldi), and, being Charlie Brown, he's too bent out of shape about it to so much as make a peep. In the meantime, his intrepid beagle, Snoopy (the late Melendez, his voice culled from archives), is having a daydreaming blast as a World War I flying ace, battling the dreaded Red Baron to save Fifi the pink poodle (Kristen Chenoweth).
Boomers who grew up with Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz already know the bustling lie of his widely cherished kidscape. For new kids in town, thanks to ceaseless, non-threatening bounce from screenwriters Craig and Bryan Schulz (Charles's son and grandson) and Cornelius Uliano, and director Steve Martino handling them with all possible TLC, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy (Miller), Linus (Alex Garfin) and the gang haven't aged a minute. Why mess with the tried and true?