It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)

TV Special  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Family
8.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 8,628 users  
Reviews: 49 user | 41 critic

The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween while Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 05 Oct 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 15 Sep 2013
 
a list of 26 titles
created 28 Oct 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 27 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966– )

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966– ) on IMDb 8.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.

User Polls

Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Frosty the Snowman (TV Short 1969)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman's magic hat.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Stars: Jackie Vernon, Billy De Wolfe, Jimmy Durante
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The gang celebrate Valentine's Day while Charlie Brown hopes for at least one valentine for a change.

Director: Phil Roman
Stars: Duncan Watson, Stephen Shea, Melanie Kohn
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam
Stars: Boris Karloff, Thurl Ravenscroft, June Foray
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A mailman reveals the origin of Santa Claus.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Stars: Fred Astaire, Mickey Rooney, Keenan Wynn
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Linus and Lucy's younger brother Rerun wants a dog for Christmas, and Snoopy's brother Spike may be the answer.

Directors: Larry Leichliter, Bill Melendez
Stars: Jimmy Bennett, Adam Taylor Gordon, Ashley Rose
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Charlie Brown tries to impress his red-headed dream girl at a football game, but Lucy won't cooperate.

Director: Phil Roman
Stars: Arrin Skelley, Laura Planting, Daniel Anderson
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Snoopy travels to see his sick former owner and then feels obliged to return to her permanently.

Director: Bill Melendez
Stars: Chad Webber, Robin Kohn, Stephen Shea
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Snoopy has a nightmare of being an arctic sled dog.

Directors: Bill Melendez, Phil Roman
Stars: Liam Martin, Bill Melendez
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Charlie Brown's team is forced to play against Peppermint Patty's in their field that has been converted into a lush garden.

Director: Phil Roman
Stars: Dylan Beach, Sarah Beach, Greg Felton
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them.

Director: Larry Roemer
Stars: Billie Mae Richards, Burl Ives, Paul Soles
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The Peanuts gang perform the classic Broadway musical. In addition to the classic songs, we see Charlie Brown and his friends perform the various comedy sketches of the play.

Director: Sam Jaimes
Stars: Kevin Brando, Michael Dockery, Brad Kesten
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Charlie Brown and the gang have to come to terms with the fact that Linus and Lucy are moving away.

Director: Phil Roman
Stars: Brad Kesten, Jeremy Schoenberg, Angela Lee
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Peter Robbins ...
Charlie Brown (voice)
Christopher Shea ...
Linus Van Pelt (voice) (as Chris Shea)
Sally Dryer ...
Lucy Van Pelt (voice)
Kathy Steinberg ...
Sally Brown (voice) (as Cathy Steinberg)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ann Altieri ...
Frieda / Violet (voice)
Gail DeFaria ...
Pigpen (voice)
Lisa DeFaria ...
Patty (voice)
Bill Melendez ...
Snoopy (voice)
Glenn Mendelson ...
Schroeder / Shermy (voice)
Edit

Storyline

The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween, with Linus hoping that, finally, he will be visited by The Great Pumpkin; while Charlie Brown is invited to a Halloween party. Written by Chuck Warner <deepwell@ix.netcom.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Peanuts, pumpkins, and pleasure for the whole family! (2008 DVD re-release)


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 October 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Charlie Brown E a Grande Abóbora  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Actress Kathy Steinberg had almost finished recording all her lines of dialog as Sally when the producers received a phone call from Steinberg's mother informing them that one of Kathy's teeth was loose. Fearing that a sudden lisp would ruin the continuity dialogue, the producers rushed the young actress into the studio to finish recording her lines. Just as Steinberg was speaking her last line, the tooth came flying out of her mouth. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene in which Lucy and Linus go out to the pumpkin patch, we see the setting sun in the background, which the children pass as they walk. However, the sun (just like the moon when we drive a car) would not be "passed" as though it were a stationary object; rather it would "move" along with the person moving. A second setting sun appears at the end of the same shot, after the children turn a corner and walk in another direction. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Lucy scoops out the innards of the pumpkin Linus brought]
Linus: [groans] You didn't tell me you were gonna kill it!
[bawls]
See more »

Crazy Credits

Linus and Charlie Brown are at the wall and Charlie tells Linus that he's done stupid things in his life, too. Then Linus keeps on shouting during the credits about how sitting and waiting in a pumpkin patch wasn't stupid. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror X (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Linus and Sucker
(uncredited)
Written by Vince Guaraldi
Performed by The Vince Guaraldi Sextet
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A can't-miss Halloween must!
2 November 2004 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

The thing I loved most about this Charlie Brown Halloween special was the sheer simplicity of it. The creators obviously aimed this at people of all ages; It is just so funny and cute, it's impossible not to love. There is no horror, thriller, or gruesome bloody scenes. It shows what Halloween is really about- the fun of trick-or-treating, and being with your friends.

Linus believes in the 'Great Pumpkin', the Santa Claus of Halloween. He misses out on Halloween to stay in the Pumpkin Patch, waiting for the Great Pumpkin to pick his pumpkin patch as the most sincere. Meanwhile, Charlie Brown and the gang get invited to Violet's halloween party. The gang save Sally goes trick-or-treating as well. Sally decides to stay with Linus.

Don't miss out on this! A must see for Halloween.


11 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
They cut out the songs! chiaro_di_luna
Great Pumpkin Trivia Test peapod1974
Were the specials longer years ago? NextActionHero
Has anyone dressed up as the characters from the show? sbf1
The mood... booksparrowfall
Never a Halloween goes by... tomlasusa

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?