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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:
What a film, Charlie Brown See more (31 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
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)
Aspect Ratio:
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:
Factual errors: In the "I Before E Except after C" song, two displayed words are misspelled: FINANCEIR, which should be FINANCIER, and LEIZURE which should be LEISURE.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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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
What a film, Charlie Brown, 30 October 2002
Author: knoxvillian from Knoxville, TN

This has got to be one of the most overlooked films in talking about classic stories. The storytelling of this film is wonderful, with a surprisingly insightful point for an animated film.

This film follows the fortunes of our title character, Charlie Brown, as he finally proves his worth by making it to the National Eliminations Spelling Bee, Second Grade. Along the way, we see his failures in baseball, his troubles with an overly imaginative dog, and his entanglements with his closest friends. All of the classic scenes from the comic are there as well. With only this mix of characters and the superb storytelling, the film would have been a classic.

But wait, there's more! The story is set against a beautiful backdrop of color and inventive imagery (Schroeder's concert of the "Adagio Cantabile" by Beethoven or the Snoopy's ice-skating interlude come to mind). In addition to all of this, there is the always transcendent score by Vincent Guaraldi as well as several fun songs sung by the characters and a title song by Rod McKuen that makes me wonder why one is unable to find a soundtrack to this movie anywhere.

If you haven't seen this movie, then I highly recommend that you do. Perhaps you'll see why this is easily on of the very best animated films out there.

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Is it just me or... snoopdogstwin
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