Snoopy, Come Home
Posted: July 19, 2011
WORST CHARLIE BROWN AND PEANUTS MOVIE EVER!!!!!!!!
Three years after the ill-fated A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969), Charles M. Schulz, creator of the Peanuts strip went through a divorce around 1972 when this film was released and I wonder how much it colored Schulz while making this dark little unenjoyable vehicle Snoopy, Come Home at that time this one really stood out and did ruined the the spirit of Peanuts forever and that's the start of its decline period. it's also the last film produced by Cinema Centre Films (CBS Film Unit) that latter shut down for good it's because by Peanuts fans they saw it and it was originally considered the worst Peanuts animated film ever made, Anyway this time, everyone's favorite stupid jerk beagle Snoopy turns Charlie Brown and the kids' world upside down when he receives a mysterious letter from a girl named Lila and hits the road with best friend Woodstock making his first animated debut in this one, evading a sadistic would-be pet owner and other perils along the way. Meanwhile, Charlie Brown is left to wonder: Who is Lila, and will Snoopy ever return? Snoopy, Come Home still dpes not hold up well for kids it is considered the worst Charlie Brown movie of all time, though the mod opening sequence and snappy songs by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and other Disney films) are unmistakably from the '70s and after leaving Disney it was never to be the same again. good ol' Vince Guaraldi's jazzy music is missed which is a shame it's not used for this, but Thurl Ravenscroft, best known for "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch", Tony "They're Great!" Tiger and the laugh of the Jolly Green Giant, lends his basso profundo to the persistent "No dogs allowed!", love Peanuts and Peanuts have a formula and this movie lost that formula,I am speaking of MUSIC and the soundtrack for me was AWFUL!!!!!!!!!You can have the Sherman(Las Vegas)Bros. and keep them! Where did our beloved Peanuts piano go? Where is that Peanuts Jazz that gets you in the Kazoo? I did not care for the music which drowned this movie, but what is missing to me is the genius of Vince Guaraldi. The music here is quite dated, unlike Guaraldi's masterpieces. If you don't think music can make a difference, Snoopy is already a rude, mean and ungrateful animated dog who always drives poor Charlie Brown crazy you know and besides it seems that the creators were tried to add to much "filler" to drag it out to a full-length film but they neglected to add anything meaningful to the story. This one is definitely going to be in the worst animated movies list for now on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Snoopy Come Home
Posted: January 02, 2003
Oh, the Memories!
It was 1984 when I first saw this Peanuts film aired on Showtime Family Theater. Charles Schulz's Peanuts have been a favorite of mine for years! I grew up on his comic strips & cartoons. I cried when I first saw this one! Have it on video somewhere in our collection of probably 400+ blank VHS videos.....:^D
It was novelty for us to just pop a VHS video in the VCR and record anything off television.
I loved this movie!
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