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

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

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Cast

Credited cast:
Peter Robbins ...
Charlie Brown (voice)
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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)
Lisa DeFaria ...
Patty (voice)
Bill Melendez ...
Snoopy (voice)
Glenn Mendelson ...
Schroeder / Shermy (voice)
Gabrielle DeFaria Ritter ...
Pigpen (voice) (as Gail DeFaria)
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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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27 October 1966 (USA)  »

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Ésta es la gran calabaza, Charlie Brown  »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Lucy's signature move - pulling the football away from Chuck as he's about to kick it, causing him to fly through the air and land on his back - was animated for the first time here. See more »

Goofs

Linus and Sally are sitting in the pumpkin patch and Sally is complaining that the Great Pumpkin hasn't come, her arms crossed. Her left hand isn't colored in; it's only outlined. 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]
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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 »

Connections

Featured in The Cinema Snob: The Tormentors (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Breathless
(uncredited)
Written by John Scott Trotter
Performed by The Vince Guaraldi Sextet
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Halloween Parade
29 September 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I always loved watching this on CBS when I was a kid. I even loved the commercials. They were always either Dolly Madison or McDonald's commercials. That seems like a strange thing to mention but I felt it added something extra to this special. I loved the look of the show. All the oranges and reds and other fall colors. From the pumpkin carving opener, the pumpkin patch, Snoopy's fantasy World War I adventures as he makes his way across the French countryside, to the beautiful musical score, it all adds up to one great Halloween experience. Taking you back to a simpler time when the world seemed more innocent. We'll miss you Charlie Schultz.


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