Monday, May 09, 2016

Frenchified Peanuts

Done right, or so it's said.

New adventures of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, and other creations by comic-strip artist Charles Schulz begin airing Monday, on the Boomerang and Cartoon Network channels, and they’re as good as any of the 1960s CBS specials that have been endlessly rerun. The new Peanuts are based on the original comic strips by Schulz and feature a beautifully faithful rendering of the characters.

The results are familiar and funny, as well as being tart and distinctive. ...

The recent feature earned respectful reviews but pretty much went limp at the nation's turnstiles. It earned a mere $246,233,113 at the world box office.

I would have to see a full load of the new, continental Peanuts to say it's superior to the Melendez version. But it's nice that Schulz is getting a brand spanking new series.


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