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A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969)

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Charlie Brown makes his way to the national spelling bee finals.

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Complete credited cast:
Peter Robbins ...
Charlie Brown (voice)
Pamelyn Ferdin ...
Lucy Van Pelt (voice)
Glenn Gilger ...
Linus Van Pelt (voice)
Andy Pforsich ...
Schroeder (voice)
Sally Dryer ...
Patty (voice)
Ann Altieri ...
Violet (voice) (as Anne Altieri)
Erin Sullivan ...
Sally (voice)
Lynda Mendelson ...
Frieda (voice) (as Linda Mendelson)
Christopher DeFaria ...
Pig Pen (voice)
David Carey ...
2nd Boy (voice)
Guy Pforsich ...
3rd Boy (voice)
Bill Melendez ...
Snoopy (voice)
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Poor Charlie Brown. He can't fly a kite, and he always loses in baseball. Having his faults projected onto a screen by Lucy doesn't help him much either. Against the sage advice and taunting of the girls in his class, he volunteers for the class spelling bee...and wins! Next, it's the school spelling bee. Once again, a winner! Good grief! Now the pressure is on as he is off to New York City for the televised national spelling bee. With Snoopy and Linus present for moral support, can Charlie Brown spell his way to a national championship? Written by jlentz1@comcast.net

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The Peanuts' Gang in their First Movie!


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4 December 1969 (USA)  »

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Un chico llamado Charlie Brown  »

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Trivia

The memorable "Aaaugh!" scream from Peter Robbins as Charlie Brown originated from this film. (Oddly enough, it was also heard from Linus in one scene.) Robbins' scream would become a stock sound effect in almost all subsequent Peanuts specials & movies up to the late 1990s, and is used as a scream, not only for Charlie Brown, but any other available character (excluding Snoopy and Woodstock, who had their own variants). See more »

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Charlie Brown is seen setting off for the spelling bee with a suitcase and a duffel bag. Upon arrival, he only has the suitcase. Upon return, the duffel bag reappears, but when he gets home, it's only the suitcase again. See more »

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Pathetique Sonata
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (as Beethoven)
Performed by Ingolf Dahl
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A good film
28 June 2004 | by (Nowheresville) – See all my reviews

A Boy Named Charlie Brown is a solid film in my opinion. Great music, a good plot, and real trippy animation and montages. Vince G. really out did himself for this one.

The basic concept of this movie is that Charlie Brown is fed up with his title as a loser, a failure and a wash-out, so he gets in the class spelling bee and wins. He's finally heralded as a winner, life is sweet.

Well, after chilling out for a while, he studies for the all state spelling bee with the help of his best friend Linus, who gives him his beloved blanket for good luck. Now for the sub-plot

Linus is slowly sinking in his own personal hell because of the absents of his blue blanket, so they (Snoopy and Linus) go to the location of the bee and catch up with Charlie who is sleeping at the time. Snoopy abandons Linus and goes ice skating with the song "skating" playing in the background. To find out the end of the film, you'll just have to rent it from your local video store

Like i said earlier, I very much enjoyed the Music in this film. Very 60's, but still staying true to the peanuts style of music. I very much enjoyed the theme song to the movie and there rendition of the national anthem. So bravo Boy Named Charlie Brown, you are truly a good film


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