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Release Date:
20 November 1973 (USA) See more »
Spend Thanksgiving with Good Ol' Charlie Brown. (2008 DVD re-release)
Peppermint Patty invites herself and her friends over to Charlie Brown's for Thanksgiving, and with Linus, Snoopy, and Woodstock, he attempts to throw together a Thanksgiving dinner. | Add synopsis »
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination See more »
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  (in credits order)
Todd Barbee ... Charlie Brown (voice)
Robin Kohn ... Lucy van Pelt (voice)
Stephen Shea ... Linus van Pelt (voice)

Hilary Momberger ... Sally Brown (voice)
Christopher DeFaria ... Patricia 'Peppermint Patty' Reichardt (voice)
Jimmy Ahrens ... Marcie (voice)
Robin Reed ... Franklin (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vince Guaraldi ... Little Birdie singer (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Melendez ... Snoopy / Woodstock (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Bill Melendez 
Phil Roman 
Writing credits
Charles M. Schulz (written and created by)

Produced by
Bill Melendez .... producer
Lee Mendelson .... producer
Original Music by
Vince Guaraldi 
Film Editing by
Robert T. Gillis  (as Bob Gillis)
Chuck McCann 
Rudy Zamora Jr.  (as Rudy Zamora)
Production Management
Robert T. Gillis .... production manager (as Bob Gillis)
Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Rivetti .... camera operator
Animation Department
Bob Bachman .... animator
Music Department
John Scott Trotter .... music supervisor
Vince Guaraldi .... musician: keyboards and vocals (uncredited)
Seward McCain .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Other crew
Carole Barnes .... graphic blandishment
Evert Brown .... graphic blandishment
Bob Carlson .... graphic blandishment
Bernard Gruver .... graphic blandishment
Sam Jaimes .... graphic blandishment
Faith Kovaleski .... graphic blandishment
Bror Lansing .... graphic blandishment
Joanne Lansing .... graphic blandishment
Adele Lenart .... graphic blandishment
Ed Levitt .... graphic blandishment
Bill Littlejohn .... graphic blandishment
Warren Lockhart .... president: Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates
Don Lusk .... graphic blandishment
Joice Lee Marshall .... graphic blandishment
Al Pabian .... graphic blandishment
Chandra Poweris .... graphic blandishment
Beverly Robbins .... graphic blandishment
Frank Smith .... graphic blandishment
Dean Spille .... graphic blandishment
Eleanor Warren .... graphic blandishment
Carla Washburn .... graphic blandishment
Manon Washburn .... graphic blandishment

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Argentina:30 min | USA:30 min (including commercials)
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Peppermint Patty and Marcie are voiced by male actors.See more »
Continuity: As Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and Linus are cooking the fake Thanksgiving dinner, we see a skillet on the back right burner as Snoopy spreads the butter on the toast constantly as it piles. In the next shot, the skillet has jumped to the front right burner.See more »
[first lines]
Lucy van Pelt:[holding football] Charlie Brown! Oh, Charlie Brown!
Charlie Brown:I can't believe it. She must think I'm the most stupid person alive.
Lucy van Pelt:Come on, Charlie Brown. I'll hold the ball and you kick it.
Charlie Brown:Hold it? Ha! You'll pull it away and I'll land flat on my back and kill myself.
Lucy van Pelt:But Charlie Brown, it's Thanksgiving.
Charlie Brown:What's that got to do with anything?
Lucy van Pelt:Well, one of the greatest traditions we have is the Thanksgiving Day football game. And the biggest, most important tradition of all is the kicking off of the football.
Charlie Brown:Is that right?
Lucy van Pelt:Absolutely. Come on, Charlie Brown. It's a big honor for you.
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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
You're holding my hand, you sly dog, 31 May 2003
Author: Ann_Bowman_Invents from 90210, USA

Charlie Brown almost gets depressed again. Another holiday is coming. That means more school-work. It appears as if this time, most everyone shares his idea of not making Thanksgiving about food, like Christmas was about commercialism. This time, old block-head doesn't have the time to be depressed. Because Peppermint Patty has invited herself and two friends along for Chuck's big turkey dinner. The problem is... there isn't going to be any dinner. He's going to his Grandmother's house for Thanksgiving. So, to fix things - instead of telling them the truth, he has Snoopy and Woodstock fix up a small supper of junk food. Priscilla (Patty) is not pleased and blows her top.

Probably my favorite of the Peanuts holiday specials, spare one with Charlie Brown falling in love - I'm not sure which. Why should this be my favored over the brilliant Great Pumpkin Halloween film or the nostalgic and brightly chilling A Charlie Brown Christmas? This time, it's because of the music. Not to mention Peppermint Patty is my favorite character. I named a cat after Lucy in real life, but Priscilla is definitely my favorite. The stand-out song "Little Birdy" really glows and the idea of Grandmother living in a condo is funny. *** out of ****

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