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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:
The ultimate and epic Charlie Brown statement! See more (30 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)
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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
 
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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 (Technicolor)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
This was the only feature film (Peanuts or otherwise) for which composer Vince Guaraldi wrote an original score.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The amount of food in Snoopy's dish changes between the kitchen and his doghouse.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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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
The ultimate and epic Charlie Brown statement!, 15 September 2000
Author: John Cassidy (ryuuseipro@comcast.net) from Richmond, VA

A BOY NAMED CHARLIE BROWN has got to be the ultimate Peanuts animation ever made! It's so epic, and it does a great job of showcasing the original Peanuts characters, especially the central character, Charlie Brown! It told a tragic story of Charlie Brown, the milquetoast little boy who works hard to be the best (trying everything from kite-flying to baseball to even competing at a spelling bee), so that he can be loved and respected by his friends, when, of course, he usually loses and his friends berate him. And only his best friend Linus tries to help Charlie Brown succeed in life. There's also Snoopy, Charlie Brown's wonderful pet beagle, who does his usual crazy thing, from playing a WWI Flying Ace to skating on ice. Aside from creator Charles Schulz's screenplay, the great music score and songs by legendary jazz musician Vince Guaraldi, conductor John Scott Trotter, and gifted musician/poet/singer Rod McKuen really shines, and is the best score of any animated Peanuts project since the scores from all of the previous animated TV specials (only with more dimension)! It really needs a CD soundtrack! There's also some "artsy-fartsy" moments throughout the movie, including the Peanuts Gang saluting the National Anthem, Charlie Brown and Linus practicing "I before E, except after C," Schroeder playing Beethoven's Pathetique Sonata (2nd movt.) on his piano, and Snoopy skating at the Rockerfeller Center in NY, where Charlie Brown goes for the national spelling bee, but these are great images that make this movie all the more unusual! This movie made its premiere at the Radio City Music Hall in December of '69 (incidentally Rod McKuen performed one of the movie's songs months earlier at his birthday concert at Carnegie Hall, which can be purchased on a CD called "Rod McKuen: At Carnegie Hall"). There was also a documentary of the same name (the soundtrack of which is available on CD), which was transformed into CHARLIE BROWN AND CHARLES SCHULZ the same year this movie was released.

In summary, A BOY NAMED CHARLIE BROWN is the best of the Peanuts movies, and the best Peanuts animated project since A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS (the first Peanuts TV special)! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

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