When I was younger, my primary love was comics. Every morning I would pick up the newspaper and read the comic section (I still do). And my favorite comic was Peanuts.
The only comic strips I loved as much as Peanuts are Calvin and Hobbes and Doonesbury. Peanuts just means so much to me. It was funny and honest about kids. Charles Schulz created a pop culture icon that has really dominated life. Every year I watch A Charlie Brown Christmas, which still remains the best Christmas special ever.
So when I heard that a Peanuts movie was to be made and released by 2015, I actually felt disappointed. I’m not sure someone could successfully translate the comic to the big screen without Schultz in charge. Worse, I discovered that Blue Sky will be doing it. Yes, Blue Sky, who gives us animation duds like Ice Age. And yes, I have a bad feeling it will be in 3-D.
On the other hand, Craig Schulz, Bryan Schulz, and Cornelius Uliano are set to write. Craig and Bryan are Charles’ son and grandson respectively and I think they could make it work. I think that Peanuts fans would like to see a movie that’s faithful to the comic. That’s all I really want.