This week’s Tune for Tuesday, “Linus and Lucy” by Vince Guaraldi Trio, was selected in celebration of The Peanuts Movie, which I saw this past Friday. I consider myself to be a big of Peanuts, having spent a large part of my adolescence ending of really bad days with strips from “You’re Not For Real, Snoopy!”, “Here’s To You, Charlie Brown”, “Here Comes Charlie Brown!”, “We’re On Your Side, Charlie Brown”, and The Peanuts Treasury. So when I saw from various promos and commercials, I was admittedly nervous when I saw the different art style than what I was accustomed to. But this must be an extraordinarily good month for me and films, because like with Spectre two weeks prior (which was the first James Bond movie I’ve seen in at least a decade and a half, and made me really want to go watch all the other classic Bond films), because both films more than lived up to their hype in my eyes. The screening I went to started at 12:45 in the afternoon, and let me tell you, there’s nothing quite like having an amazingly heartwarming movie all to yourself. I didn’t have to hold back any comments or laughter, and there was a lot of positive bouts of both. I’m not going to spoil any of it out of respect for both the film and any fans who haven’t seen it yet, but I will say this much: The Peanuts Movie captured the essence of what I adore about the multitude of comic strips I’ve read and cartoons I’ve seen over the years, all while doing new things to catch me off guard. In addition, it did what movies in its position are supposed to do: entertain audiences both young and old, be they new to or familiar with the source material. How it does this, I won’t say, for not only would it be rude to those who haven’t had the opportunity to see this wonderful film, I’m not sure I could successfully put into words what makes it succeed. But in the meantime, please enjoy this classic piece that is often considered to be the effective theme song for the franchise as a whole…at least, based on my own observations over the years…oh, good grief! Coming up with a proper closing statement is hard!