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Even Charlie Brown's biggest fans should like 3-D 'The Peanuts Movie'

Even Charlie Brown's biggest fans should like 3-D 'The Peanuts Movie'

The Peanuts Movie

20th Century Fox, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99/$49.99

Available on VOD Tuesday

A lot could've gone wrong with this movie, which turns the late Charles Schulz's beloved comic strip into a 3-D animated feature and takes liberties with the look and tone of the original along the way. But although producer Paul Feig and director Steve Martino have come up with something truer to the treacly TV specials than to Schulz's more melancholy comic, on its own merits "The Peanuts Movie" is quite charming. The episodic structure — loosely tied to Charlie Brown's repeated botched efforts to impress...

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