|Index||5 reviews in total|
The story zips along almostly flawlessly, as Snoopy tries to track down Woodstock's stolen nest. Only the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Snoopy Come Home, and A Boy Named Charlie Brown come close to this gem. Please see it.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
I'm definitely too old to be watching these, at eighteen you'd think
I'd be watching the Twilight movies (ewww!) but these are so funny and
nostalgic! My parents used to have family nights where we'd all watch
Charlie Brown cartoons in the basement and eat rainbow sherbet. Sure,
these cartoons are a little cheesy, but they're very comical without
using nasty toilet humor or sex jokes. They're safe for kids and way
better than those stupid Family Guy cartoons on television today.
In this one, somebody has stolen Woodstock's nest and Snoopy decides to play detective, causing more trouble than the friends began with. They get held up at several houses, including Peppermint Patty's and Pigpen's (who names their child Pigpen, were his parents a little drunk when they named him?) anyway, where the nest turns out to have gone is totally unexpected (at least for kids).
I think my favorite part of these cartoons would honestly be the retro seventies jazz soundtrack, I love that kind of music and I don't know why, but it goes really well with these cartoons. The animation is great considering the era and budget, the characters are funny, all in all it's a great thing to spend a rainy day with.
This special begins with an extended Woodstock sequence in which the
little birdy builds a massive nest to cope with the weather. But the
nest is soon stolen and he teams up with Snoopy (in his Sherlock Holmes
guise) to track down his missing home and find the culprit.
There's not a lot of dialogue in this one as it focuses on Snoopy and Woody more than the human members of the peanuts gang. The dog and the bird visit them all one by one, giving them each a minute and a half of screen time, but it's just not all that mysterious. I would have preferred if it were a mystery that ol' Chuck could solve. Still, it's quite funny and worth a watch.
One day Woodstock finds his nest missing, and Snoopy, donned in a
Sherlock Holmes outfit, visits all the kids' homes to investigate. It's
eventually found, and Lucy, dressed as a judge in her psychiatric
booth, presides over a "trial" between Woodstock and the perpetrator
over its ownership. Cute, mostly well-paced, video. Quaint background
art. Pleasant Vince Guaraldi jazz soundtrack. On the minus side the
"trial" sort of lags, and the voices in the video are somewhat flat,
especially that of Peppermint Patty, who actually sounds middle-aged.
Though this is from the 1970s, it's not very dated in its humor or artwork. I'm surprised it hasn't aired regularly on TV. It has the qualities of a classic Charlie Brown special.
Eleventh animated special based on the cartoon strips of Charles M. Schulz deals with Snoopy attempting to help his sidekick Woodstock recover his stolen nest, which was taken by Sally in order to complete her science project. Snoopy dons the attire of the famous Sherlock Holmes while banging on doors of his friends looking for clues. Lucy is annoyed, Pigpen is happy, Marcie is confused, but Peppermint Patty treats it like a most amusing game of cops & robbers! The trail leads back to Sally, with Lucy acting as judge to settle ownership. Contains some very funny scenes, and nice atmosphere, but seems to lose steam near the end. Still worthwhile viewing.
|Plot summary||Ratings||External reviews|
|Plot keywords||Main details||Your user reviews|
|Your vote history|