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A rare home run in modern animated movies, "The Peanuts Movie" is a delightful breath of fresh air amongst enjoyable but familiar kids movie tales. Unlike almost every animated movie nowadays, this is has no ticking clock, no epic journey and no modern references that pander to the lowest common denominator of movie go-ers. Instead we get a simple and sweet movie about Charlie Brown just trying to fit in, which is a lot more relatable than the other animated movies out there. Just watching Charlie trying to do his best is enduring enough, but with everything else that director Steve Martino and the rest of the crew of this movie add in, just takes it above and beyond. I can't remember the last time a movie started and firmly planted a smile on me that lasted there for the entire running time. Every character feels exactly like their 60's and 70's counterparts, it carry's the spirit of the peanuts so well, I actually can't believe this is real. The animation is probably the best CGI has ever looked, the way they capture the look of both the Peanuts comics and the animated TV specials and the original movies. Also if your a cartoon dork like me, the amount of little easter eggs, in-jokes and references to the Peanuts legacy including the most admirable one, in the original TV specials the director Bill Melendez voiced both Snoopy and Woodstock and for this movie they used only archival voice recordings of Bill Melendez for Snoopy and Woodstock. Overall, "The Peanuts Movie" is a wonderful experience that had me from the first second to the last second.