No dogs allowed? Say it ain’t so! See SNOOPY COME HOME June 11 & 12 in gorgeously vibrant I.B. Technicolor 35mm. Take photos with Snoopy, win cool prizes and have an afternoon full of family-friendly fun with the animated classic on the big screen!
SNOOPY COME HOME is Charles Schulz’ second full length animated film. The Peanuts gang was trying to carve into the Disney and Looney Tunes’ market share. In fact, in the original pressbook we got (thank you Eddie Brandt’s!!!!) they wrote, “Move over Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig! There’s a new super screen star on the Hollywood horizon.” Schulz even went so far as to hire famed Disney songwriting duo the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins, The Aristocats, Bedknobs And Broomsticks). It’s directed by Bill Melendez, who did the first Peanuts film, A Boy Named Charlie Brown. Melendez also supplies the voice of Snoopy, although he “admits it is not really a voice, but more of a series of ‘dog-type’ sounds.”
This is not all fun and games at the beach; bring your handkerchiefs, tears might flow. Snoopy gets fed up with all the NO DOGS allowed signs in town. No longer able to build sand castles at the beach with the Peanuts gang or educate himself at the library, Snoopy is pretty upset. A letter from a little girl who’s in the hospital and Snoopy’s first owner (who knew Charlie Brown wasn’t?) was all it took for Snoopy to pack his bags and hit the road, leaving a very sad and confused Charlie Brown. No spoilers here, though, you’ll have to come in and see Snoopy’s adventures on the big screen to find out if he ever comes back to good ol’ Charlie Brown.
As an added bonus, we get the feature introduction of Woodstock! What’s great about that is not only is Woodstock a cool character, but he gives Snoopy a voice. Snoopy “dictates” to Woodstock and Snoopy’s words appear onscreen as Woodstock types. That little Woodstock sure can type fast! Woodstock is named after the famed music festival and Schulz says of him, “Woodstock represents the perfect friend. His loyalty to Snoopy is unquestioned and sustains through thick and thin. To Woodstock, Snoopy is the perfect big brother and, quite understandably, ‘the world’s greatest everything.”
SNOOPY COME HOME was released in IB Technicolor back in 1972. Animated films, with all their vivid colors, look so good in Technicolor, which was a special color dye process that incredibly holds its color decades later. It’s really a treat to see Technicolor prints on the big screen! Thank you to our friends at the University Of North Carolina’s Moving Image Archives for providing this beautiful 35mm I.B. Tech print. And before the feature we’ll showcase some great I.B. Tech trailers, including one of our all-time favorites, The Aristocats!
Whether you’re re-living childhood memories or introducing Peanuts to a young moviegoer, SNOOPY COME HOME will be treat for all! We will have Snoopy down to meet you starting at 1:15pm on both Saturday and Sunday…be sure to come early as Snoopy will be posing for photo opportunities as we break out our new FujiFilm Instax mini camera for the kid’s pictures. Everyone is welcome to pose with Snoopy for a picture, but the kid’s get the souvenir Instax photo! Plus Snoopy will be helping us give out kid’s raffle prizes, all Peanuts themed of course! See you there!