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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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Lucy appears only at the beginning of the film when she is playing football with Charlie Brown. She never appears for the rest of the movie.See more »
Continuity: Near the end the grandfather clock is shown by the front door. Its pendulum appears stuck to the right in one shot, but in the very next shot, after the clock strikes four, it has jumped to the left.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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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Great TV special., 26 October 1999

I remember seeing "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" back in the 80s when I was just a child. Every Thanksgiving they would show this at night time, since I was around 6-9 years old I couldn't stay up late to watch cartoons. But my parents made exceptions in these cases. Heck, I even recorded this on BETA! Thats right those tapes that are half the size of VHS tapes! Now that I'm older I wonder where time went, one day I'm a kid sitting on the living room rug watching Charlie Brown the next day I'm in my room hearing the advertisement on TV for the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving holiday special. Since I saw this when I was a kid I must say I was scared of the last portion of this presentation, the part where Charlie Brown camps out of a house. Damn that scared me! All I can say is that this is a classic for anyone who saw this as a kid. What's wrong with those people that gave this a 1 rating?!?! Some people just have problems.

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