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An hour and a half is a long time for any child -- or beagle -- to be amusing, and the whimsy that attempts to fill the time frequently falters.
Schulz's script maintains much of the irony of the strips, but the injections of whimsy put its appeal uneasily between adults and children.
The only really dreadful contribution to the film is that of Rod McKuen, whose three songs can barely be endured.
It's the humor that carries the day -- that, and the nostalgic twinges at seeing the beloved comic characters going through the usual routines familiar from the long-running strip.
Classic Peanuts film is as charming and relevant as ever.
"A Boy Named Charlie Brown" is a fun learning experience. It was for me and millions of other kids in the early 1970's. It has a great message and an uncompromising way of making its point at the end. Kids need this movie.
The popular comic strip was made into a nice, Oscar-nominated big-screen entertainment.
The animated adventures of the 'Peanuts' gang come off surprisingly well in this feature-length treatment, largely because the film is faithful to the spirit of the famous comic strip.
The appeal of Schultz's pop philosophy hasn't faded in forty years: this kind of sincerity can't be faked.
Charming; still the best of the 'Peanuts' feature films
Many people I know swear to this day that they learned the 'i' before 'e' spelling rule from the jingle in this movie.
All the charm, poignancy and even melancholy of "Peanuts" faithfully captured on the big screen.
The Peanuts get their first ever feature film and it is a pure blast. Most for kids, this film follows Charlie Brown as he is picked on until he wins a spelling bee in order to prove to his friends that he is not stupid. It is a very harsh reality, but this film pulls it off well. With a great story for kids, great lessons for the young and old, and animation that will make you chuckle and keep a smile on your face, "A Boy Named Charlie Brown" is great! Although not too much happens, I can still call this a great recommendation to any Peanuts fans. By far my favourite aspect of this film is when Snoopy lies on his roof and instead of having an imaginary Dog Fights, he fears them from the past (the holiday specials). It is just a short scene but it was very memorable. There are a lot of callbacks to the shorts in this film and they were all done tastefully. "A Boy Named Charlie Brown" is a very well done first feature.
A genius piece of animation that makes me cry and feel for a the little guys in the world.
A nice kids movie, it's very funny and cute. If you like the Charlie Brown movies you should see it. I really liked this movie.
The first ever Peanuts theatrical feature that was Oscar nominated for Best Original Score in 1969. This was the original and the first ever theatrical feature(this was the first of four sequels) featuring Charlie Brown and the whole Peanuts gang with an impressive script written by Charles Schultz. This set the standard for some of the most breathtaking animation that you will ever see.
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