7.5/10
1,611
13 user 10 critic

Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (1975)

The gang celebrate Valentine's Day while Charlie Brown hopes for at least one valentine for a change.

Director:

Writer:

(written and created by)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The Peanuts gang prepare for Easter in their own clumsy ways.

Director: Phil Roman
Stars: Todd Barbee, Melanie Kohn, Stephen Shea
A Charlie Brown Valentine (TV Short 2002)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Linus tries to get away from Sally as she continues to try and get Linus to like her. Lucy wants kisses and chocolates from Schroeder. Charlie Brown tries to dance with Peppermint Patty.

Director: Bill Melendez
Stars: Wesley Singerman, Lauren Schaffel, Corey Padnos
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Linus runs for school president with Lucy and Charlie Brown being his campaign managers.

Director: Bill Melendez
Stars: Chad Webber, Robin Kohn, Stephen Shea
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (TV Special 1973)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

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.

Directors: Bill Melendez, Phil Roman
Stars: Todd Barbee, Robin Kohn, Stephen Shea
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Charlie Brown's last chance to salvage his grades seems doomed when he confuses a supermarket for an art gallery he has to do a paper on.

Director: Bill Melendez
Stars: Chad Webber, Robin Kohn, Stephen Shea
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

With the help of Linus and Peppermint Patty, Charlie Brown tries to pluck up the courage to talk to his crush, the Little Red-Haired Girl.

Director: Bill Melendez
Stars: Peter Robbins, Christopher Shea, Sally Dryer
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

At summer camp, the boys compete and are seemingly hopelessly outmatched by the female campers.

Director: Bill Melendez
Stars: Peter Robbins, Pamelyn Ferdin, Glenn Gilger
Charlie Brown's All Stars! (TV Short 1966)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

When his team is offered membership in the Little League, Charlie Brown finds he must make a difficult moral decision.

Director: Bill Melendez
Stars: Peter Robbins, Sally Dryer, Christopher Shea
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Charlie Brown's team is forced to play against Peppermint Patty's in their field that has been converted into a lush garden.

Director: Phil Roman
Stars: Dylan Beach, Sarah Beach, Greg Felton
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Charlie Brown is obliged to attend Peppermint Patty's New Year's Eve party, even though he has to finish the novel "War and Peace".

Directors: Sam Jaimes, Bill Melendez
Stars: Chad Allen, Kristie Baker, Melissa Guzzi
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Charlie Brown tries to impress his red-headed dream girl at a football game, but Lucy won't cooperate.

Director: Phil Roman
Stars: Arrin Skelley, Laura Planting, Daniel Anderson
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Lucy talks Schroeder into playing his piano for a PTA meeting. but there are unforeseen details that he will not tolerate.

Director: Bill Melendez
Stars: Pamelyn Ferdin, Stephen Shea, Danny Hjeim
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Duncan Watson ...
Charlie Brown (voice)
Stephen Shea ...
Linus van Pelt (voice)
Melanie Kohn ...
Lucy van Pelt (voice)
Greg Felton ...
Schroeder (voice)
Lynn Mortensen ...
Sally Brown (voice)
Linda Ercoli ...
Violet / Frieda (voice)
Edit

Storyline

It's Valentine's Day again and Charlie Brown dreams the seemingly hopeless dream to receiving a valentine from anyone. All the while, the rest of the gang have their own trials whether it be Linus' struggle to get the biggest card he can for his beloved teacher, or Lucy trying to get some token from Schroeder while Snoopy and Woodstock are having fun spearing valentines on each other's nose. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Fall in love with Peanuts! (2008 DVD re-release)


Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 January 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ole sydänystäväni, Jaska Jokunen  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

As Schroeder passes out the valentines, one of the names he calls out is Joanne Lansing. Joanne Lansing is the ink and paint supervisor for this and many of the other Peanuts specials. See more »

Quotes

Linus van Pelt: [after he tries to stuff his valentine box of candy for Miss Othmar into the valentines box] I can't get my valentine in the box. Is it all right if I give it personally?
Schroeder: Miss Othmar, is it okay if Linus presents his valentine personally?
[we hear an indistinct trombone blabbering, which is really Miss Othmar]
Schroeder: She said that would be delightful.
Linus van Pelt: [happily] She said that'd be delightful!
[going to his desk]
Linus van Pelt: This is gonna be better than I expected.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Snoopy shows off puppets resembling members of the cast and crew. See more »

Connections

Followed by Snoopy's Getting Married, Charlie Brown (1985) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Good Grief.
15 September 2003 | by (Northbrook, IL, USA) – See all my reviews

I'm not sure what everyone finds so great about this particular Peanuts cartoon. Perhaps it can be attributed to nothing more than nostalgia.

Charlie Brown desperately wants to receive a Valentine for Valentine's Day. He waits by the mailbox and checks it every few moments. One never arrives by mail but he optimistically brings a briefcase to school, expecting an avalanche of Valentines from his classmates. Of course, he doesn't get one.

There are also other things going on with other members of the Peanuts gang. Snoopy puts on a dull puppet show for Lucy. Lucy also finds the time to viciously smash up Schroeder's piano. Another storyline concerns Linus developing a rather unhealthy infatuation with his teacher.

I was greatly disappointed with a couple of things in "Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown". One was the fact that virtually every character except Schroeder was either rude or indifferent toward their so-called friends. When Schroeder is nice enough to stand up for Charlie Brown and show him some respect, Chuck shoves him aside so he can be patronized by a group of snotty girls. Great message for the kids watching. Skip this one and watch one of the other more worthy and heartfelt Peanuts animated specials. 2/10


6 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page