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‘Peanuts’ movie entertains, respects its history (Our grade: B)

In this photo provided by Twentieth Century Fox & Peanuts Worldwide LLC, Charlie Brown and Lucy play in the new film, "The Peanuts Movie."  The movie releases in U.S. theaters Nov. 6, 2015. (Twentieth Century Fox & Peanuts Worldwide LLC via AP)

In this photo provided by Twentieth Century Fox & Peanuts Worldwide LLC, Charlie Brown and Lucy play in the new film, “The Peanuts Movie.” The movie releases in U.S. theaters Nov. 6, 2015. (Twentieth Century Fox & Peanuts Worldwide LLC via AP)

Peter Hartlaub – San Francisco Chronicle

There are so many ways Blue Sky Studios could have screwed up “The Peanuts Movie.”

At some point some studio suit must have wanted to insert a flatulence joke or Snoopy writing a blog or a cross-promotion with Chuck E. Cheese Pizza Time Theater.

But the beloved characters created by Charles Schulz remain pure; at least until the sequel. Snoopy and Charlie Brown are locked in that time when a snow day meant playing with friends outside and amateur psychiatry still cost just five cents.

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