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It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown! (1974)

TV Movie  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Family  |  9 April 1974 (USA)
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The Peanuts gang prepare for Easter in their own clumsy ways.

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Cast overview:
Todd Barbee ...
Melanie Kohn ...
Lucy van Pelt (voice)
Stephen Shea ...
Linus van Pelt (voice)
Linda Ercoli ...
Lynn Mortensen ...
Sally Brown / Violet / Frieda (voice)
Jimmy Ahrens ...
Marcie (voice) (as James Ahrens)
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With Easter coming up, the gang is hard at work for get ready for the holiday. While Snoopy is shopping for a new home for Woodstock, Peppermint Patty is having a difficult time making Easter eggs with Marcie who hasn't the slightest idea of how to do that. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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The Easter Beagle is coming! (2008 DVD re-release)


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E' il bracchetto pasquale, Charlie Brown  »

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When the Peanuts characters arrive at the mall at Easter time, the mall is decorated for the December holiday season with banners that proclaim: Only 246 shopping days until Christmas. See more »

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As Lucy is putting out the eggs for the Easter egg hunt, all of the eggs in her basket are of solid colors but each one she takes out is elaborately decorated. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Marcie: I got the eggs, sir, just like you asked.
Peppermint Patty: Great. Come on in, Marcie.
[Marcie enters]
Peppermint Patty: But *please* quit calling me 'sir'.
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Followed by It's an Adventure, Charlie Brown (1983) See more »

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Symphony No. 7: Second Movement
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Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played on piano as background music when Charlie Brown is depressed
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It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown was a pretty amusing Peanuts special
3 April 2008 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

While not as entertaining as many of the other Peanuts holiday specials (Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas), there's still some amusing scenes that makes It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown worth recommending. Like seeing Peppermint Patty get frustrated every time her friend Marcie cracks open the eggs (to fry, waffle, or boil) as Patty prepares to paint them. Or Snoopy botching some attempts at getting his bird friend Woodstock a bird house. Only a Peanuts cartoon would have a scene in a Discount Mart with a sign saying "Only 246 days till Christmas" with potential presents on sale! Though while Linus' belief in the Easter Beagle, unlike that of the Great Pumkin, comes true, isn't it a bit strange no one acknowledges that it's Snoopy doing the rounds? And why is Schroeder's scene so brief here? Otherwise, this was a pretty entertaining animated special with fine work, as always, by musician Vince Guaraldi on the score.


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