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There are no grown-ups in “The Peanuts Movie.” More importantly, there are no villains or evil schemes. There’s a gentle, insecure little boy named Charlie Brown, his beagle and a gaggle of friends — that’s about it.

Why this micro-universe inhabited by small children and a pet has such an enduring charm has been the fodder for many popular culture commentaries, especially since Charles M. Schulz — the creator of the original Peanuts comic strip — passed away in 2008.

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