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

TV Movie  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Family  |  27 October 1966 (USA)
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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 <>

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It's hobgoblins and treats galore. Join the "Peanuts" gang as they await the arrival of the legendary Great Pumpkin who is bringing gifts for good little boys and girls. How will Charlie Brown come out? See more »


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Charlie Brown E a Grande Abóbora  »

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Just before Snoopy rises as the Great Pumpkin, the moon moves along with him as he crawls through the pumpkin patch. 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

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20-something Ponders Childhood
23 October 2004 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Although thousands of Halloween TV specials bombard us each October, one stands out as a can't-miss for anyone with children or anyone who ever was a child. The complete lack of scariness makes this the classic feel-good movie of the season. It is one film that is appropriate for children of every age, even very young children. It brings up the same nostalgic feelings that the Peanuts comic strip does, and gets me in the Halloween spirit every year. If you haven't seen it yet, spend some time this October to watch it with the children in your life. It's perfect with warm popcorn and orange candy corn. So for a change from the movies that give you nightmares, try the Halloween special that will give you sweet dreams of great pumpkins.

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