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

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


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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)


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>

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


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Release Date:

27 October 1966 (USA)  »

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Ésta es la gran calabaza, Charlie Brown  »

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Did You Know?


When writing a letter to the Great Pumpkin, Linus states, "You must get discouraged because more people believe in Santa Claus than in you. Well, let's face it; Santa Claus has had more publicity, but being #2, perhaps you try harder." This is a reference to an advertising slogan for Avis Rent-a-Car that was well known in the 1960s. See more »


Just before Snoopy rises in the pumpkin patch Sally is standing with her arms crossed. Her left hand is painted in the same color as her dress - the animators didn't realize it was her hand. See more »


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


Followed by You're the Greatest, Charlie Brown (1979) See more »


Charlie Brown Theme
Written by Vince Guaraldi
Performed by The Vince Guaraldi Sextet
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It's a Great Film, Charlie Brown!
14 March 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Really, what can one say about this little TV-movie to expresses its greatness? Along with "A Charlie Brown Christmas," "The Great Pumpkin" is a Peanuts masterpiece. The kids are just as we love them best - witty, precocious, adorable, sweet, and frustrated! Everyone should grow up watching this movie: Charlie Brown getting rocks in his bag, Linus' unwavering belief in the Great Pumpkin, Sally's calls of "Sweet Baboo," Lucy...being Lucy. All these superb comic elements blend to create one of the best holiday specials - or not even just for the holidays! - in history. If you've had the misfortune to never see this great piece, please go find it and watch it! You'll enjoy it no matter what your age. Have fun!

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