As the Peanuts gang gear up for another Christmas. We see Charlie Brown (Etienne Kelly) struggling to make the decisions he’s made this year. But the very excited person is Lucy (Isabella Leo). Grandma comes over for Christmas, and while Linus (Wyatt White) is always worried about Grandma bringing his blanket. Lucy is just looking forward to spending the holidays together. She decorates, sings and does all kinds of things that we never expected Lucy to do.
But then he got some bad news:
Dadi calls to say she won’t come. Lucy is desperate and thinks her grandmother won’t come because she thinks Lucy is good. But in her way, “Love” Lucy Van Pelt woke up on December 26 and decided. “Lucy’s Gala: New Year’s Eve in Elegant Perfection!” He invited the dreamy Linus to help him. He thought if his friends had fun, it would prove how cute he was.
Meanwhile, Snoopy (Terry McGurin) entertains his siblings for the holidays. Spike and Olaf (Rob Tinkler), Mrables (Corey Doran), Bell (Katie Griffin), and Andy (Mark Edwards). They all had fun drowning the evil Dixieland and were just brothers. But the ever sombre Spike wanted to take a photo of the band to own it. Just like they took when they were all puppies. However, as time went on, he discovered that getting to that moment at Kodak was more complicated than it seemed.
Lucy’s party, set in a rundown theatre, starts elegantly and popularly. Still, when things go south, she panics, sending Linus to look like Elton John in the ’70s. And blaming everyone but themselves when things fall apart. It is up to Linus and Charlie Brown to convince them. That no matter what happens at the party, he will be liked and loved.
For several years, Isabella Leo has been a voice actress and played Lucy in the Apple Peanuts series. But she has to work hard in this episode, and she does a fantastic job of showing us that Lucy isn’t all unjust and corrupt.
Apple’s first dedicated Peanuts product modernized the band a bit, but not much:
Anything is always good. Of course, we didn’t see Linus playing the microphone at Charlie Brown’s Christmas, but we understand the context of this modern joke; he was annoyed with his sister, who blamed him for his party’s failure when he worked for her all week. That would result in someone dropping the microphone, wouldn’t it?
However, this particular film, written by Alex Galatis and Scott Montgomery, directed by Clay Katis (Charles Schultz’s son Craig and grandson Brian are executive producers), puts Lucy in the centre of the stage, something we can’t remember seeing before.
We know that even as we return to Brian’s script for The Peanuts Movie, there’s been an attempt to make Lucy a little more three-dimensional (so to speak) and transcend the domineering and obsessive stereotypes that have been around her for so long. About 70 years now. But it’s the first attempt to convey emotion beyond what we’re used to, and it turns out to be a pretty good story.
Many modern bean specialities don’t have a story; they look like sketches taken from comics or made by the writers of this film without a comprehensive plot. But after the film from a few years ago. The story returns to the foreground and makes it that much more special, even if the other parts don’t match either.
Charlie Brown tries to reach his resolution:
It’s more of a series of jokes than anything, and it doesn’t matter in the second half of the particular program. Snoopy, who rules the pea world more than he did when Charles Schultz was alive, thankfully gets only minimal screen time here and shifts the limelight to pathetic Spike. Sure, this conspiracy is as weak as Spike’s, but at least it’s not Snoopy and Woodstock fighting for the tenth time.
Is Snoopy Presents: For Auld Lang Syne the contemplative nut we know and love? Incorrect. But shifting perspective to a confident Lucy and pointing out a moment when she was insecure is refreshing and welcome.