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Director:
Writers:
Charles M. Schulz (created by)
Charles M. Schulz (written by)
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Release Date:
4 December 1969 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Peanuts' Gang in their First Movie!
Plot:
Charlie Brown makes his way to the national spelling bee finals. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Charlie Brown in his first feature! See more (31 total) »

Cast

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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)

Directed by
Bill Melendez 
 
Writing credits
Charles M. Schulz (created by)

Charles M. Schulz (written by)

Produced by
Bill Melendez .... producer
Lee Mendelson .... producer
Charles M. Schulz .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Vince Guaraldi 
 
Film Editing by
Robert T. Gillis 
Chuck McCann  (as Charles McCann)
Steven Cuitlahuac Melendez  (as Steve Melendez)
 
Art Department
Ellie Bogardus .... graphic designer (as Ellie Bonnard)
Evert Brown .... graphic designer
Jan Green .... graphic designer
Bernard Gruver .... graphic designer
Ruth Kissane .... graphic designer
Ed Levitt .... graphic designer
Charles McElmurry .... graphic designer
Alan Shean .... graphic designer (as Al Shean)
Dean Spille .... graphic designer
 
Sound Department
Don Minkler .... sound mixer
Bill Mumford .... sound mixer
Sid Nicholas .... sound recordist: voices
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Wally Bulloch .... camera operator
 
Animation Department
Debbie Abbott .... ink and paint artist
Maggie Bowen .... animator
Bob Carlson .... animator
Ken Champin .... animator
Herman Cohen .... animator (as Herm Cohen)
Connie Crawley .... ink and paint artist
Gwenn Dotzler .... ink and paint artist
Florence Hammontre .... ink and paint artist
Lew Irwin .... animator
Sam Jaimes .... animator
Gerry Kane .... animator
Faith Kovaleski .... ink and paint artist
Bror Lansing .... animator
Bill Littlejohn .... animator
Don Lusk .... animator
Joice Lee Marshall .... ink and paint artist
Bob Matz .... animator
Celine Miles .... ink and paint artist
Barrie Nelson .... animator (as Barry Nelson)
Ken O'Brien .... animator
Karen Oglesby .... ink and paint artist
Spencer Peel .... animator
Chandra Poweris .... ink and paint artist
Beverly Robbins .... ink and paint artist
Jay Sarbry .... animator
Dawn Smith .... ink and paint artist
Frank Smith .... animator
Hank Smith .... animator
Russ von Neida .... animator (as Russ Van Neida)
Eleanor Warren .... ink and paint artist
Manon Washburn .... ink and paint artist
Rudy Zamora .... animator
Frank Braxton .... animator (uncredited)
Phil Roman .... animator (uncredited)
Richard Thompson .... animator (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Alice Keillor .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Art Becker .... music recordist (as Artie Becker)
Rod McKuen .... songs: music and lyrics by
Bill Melendez .... songs: lyrics by
Alan Shean .... songs: lyrics by
John Scott Trotter .... conductor
John Scott Trotter .... music arranger
John Scott Trotter .... songs: music by
 
Other crew
Skippy Baxter .... skating routines
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Snoopy and Charlie" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
86 min | Argentina:88 min | Netherlands:85 min | 79 min (video version)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This was the only feature film (Peanuts or otherwise) for which composer Vince Guaraldi wrote an original score.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Linus and Snoopy are entering the theater where the Spelling Bee is held from the interior of the building. When Linus tells the usher he's a friend of one of the contestants, they are shown going inside from the exterior.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Lucy Van Pelt:Aren't the clouds beautiful? They look like big balls of cotton. I could just lie here all day and watch them drift by. If you use your imagination, you can see lots of things in the cloud's formations. What do you think you see, Linus?
Linus Van Pelt:Well, those clouds up there look to me look like the map of the British Honduras on the Caribbean.
[points up]
Linus Van Pelt:That cloud up there looks a little like the profile of Thomas Eakins, the famous painter and sculptor. And that group of clouds over there...
[points]
[...]
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Charlie Brown in his first feature!, 26 June 2001
Author: Bruce McGee from Asheville, NC USA

I saw this film first in 1969. I thought it was a cute little film then, as now.

This is the first Peanuts feature, and the last show using Peter Robbins as the voice of Charlie Brown.

In this film, Charlie Brown, our hero, has finally proved that he can do something right. He wins the spelling bee in his class. All the kids treat him with their usual lack of tact. He studies really hard and wins the championship at his school and gets to go to the "city" to be in the "National Elimination Spelling Bee" I will not spoil the ending.

Vince Guaraldi, the composer of the music for the six previous TV specials, is back for this one. There are new arrangements of the old music, plus several new songs by Rod McKuen. Guaraldi did not do the music for the next feature, Snoopy Come Home (1972) and that film suffers because of this.

Schroeder has a beautiful salute to Beethoven in this film. While the music plays, we see some beautiful abstract scenes and colors on the screen that look fantastic in Technicolor. Sadly, I have seen this sequence cut from TV showings.

Snoopy has a wonderful sequence while he and Linus are wandering around the city looking for his blanket that he sent with Charlie Brown for good luck. Snoopy discovers an ice skating rink and pretends that he is in a hockey match while he skates around the rink. He also has an encounter with the Red Baron that has some of the same animation that was used in "He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown! on TV.

One thing that I like about this film is when the closing credits are rolling, you get to see animated images of most of the principal creators of this film. Their names are on the right side of the screen, and their images appear on the left. Things like that entice me to sit through the credits instead of walking out as soon as they start.

If you have never seen this film, by all means rent it and see what you have been missing!

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