DVD Review – Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don’t Come Back)
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Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don’t Come Back)
Release Date: October 6, 2015
Genre: Animated comedy/drama
Running time: 75 minutes
As I See It:
It has been a long thirty-five years since Schulz, Melendez and Roman brought a Peanuts movie to the big screen. Snoopy fans, rejoice a fifth Peanuts Movie is being released November 6, 2015. So while you are waiting, why not check out recently released to DVD Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and don’t come back). Remastered in 4K in standard definition, this classic fits right into autumn. What a great Halloween treat!
Bon Voyage has everything–benefactor Violette’s mistaken invitation, an inhospitable Baron, the dark Le Heron Chateau, thunder, and fire set in a history of wartime love. Although darker than predecessors A Boy Named Charlie Brown; Snoopy, Come Home; Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown’s lessons on countries overseas, friendship and unity, and turning over a new leaf are child-friendly entertainment.
In BON VOYAGE, CHARLIE BROWN (AND DON?T COME BACK!!) Charlie Brown, Linus, Peppermint Patty and Marcie are chosen as ? you guessed it! ? exchange students, destined to spend two weeks in France. Of course, Snoopy and Woodstock join the French odyssey, which turns out to be a combination of mystery, intrigue, and romance coupled with the usual misadventures that seem to follow Charlie Brown wherever he goes!
Travels with Charlie: The Making of Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown
My Opinion Only:
Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown deserves its classic status. Its simple animation artwork reflects the U. S. A. while detailed animation reflects both Europe’s England and France visually. Sights like London, Victoria Station, Wimbledon, Dover, the English Channel, Le Heron Chateau, even the stable shelter provide a great background. Varied subplots involving espionage, dialects, even classroom status, fit within its travel framework.