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Bill Melendez
Phil Roman (co-director)
Charles M. Schulz (written by)
Charles M. Schulz (creator)
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24 August 1977 (USA) See more »
It's my new wilderness adventure! The entire "Peanuts" gang faces everything from bullies to rampaging rapids. "Good grief", will you have fun!
The Peanuts gang goes to summer camp, and they participate in a river-raft race against some cheating bullies. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Duncan Watson ... Charlie Brown (voice)
Greg Felton ... Schroeder (voice)
Stuart Brotman ... Peppermint Patty (voice)
Gail Davis ... Sally Brown (voice)
Liam Martin ... Linus Van Pelt (voice)
Kirk Jue ... Bully (voice)
Jordan Warren ... Another Bully (voice)
Jimmy Ahrens ... Marcie (voice)
Melanie Kohn ... Lucy Van Pelt (voice)
Tom Muller ... Another Bully (voice)
Bill Melendez ... Snoopy / Woodstock / Additional Voices (voice)
Fred Van Amburg ... Radio Announcer (voice)

Directed by
Bill Melendez 
Phil Roman (co-director)
Writing credits
Charles M. Schulz (written by)

Charles M. Schulz (creator)

Produced by
Bill Melendez .... producer
Lee Mendelson .... producer
Original Music by
Ed Bogas 
Film Editing by
Roger Donley 
Chuck McCann 
Production Design by
Ellie Bogardus 
Evert Brown 
Bernard Gruver 
Dean Spille 
Tom Yakutis 
Production Management
Carole Barnes .... production manager
Animation Department
Bob Bachman .... animator
Carole Barnes .... checking
Sheri Barstad .... ink and paint artist
Patricia Capozzi .... ink and paint artist (as Pat Capozzi)
Bob Carlson .... animator
Sue Dalton .... ink and paint artist
Peggy Drumm .... checking
Eve Fletcher .... checking
Valerie Green .... ink and paint artist (as Valerie Pabian)
Jeff Hall .... animator
Lee Hoffman .... ink and paint artist
Sam Jaimes .... animator
Roubina Janian .... ink and paint artist (as Robina Sarkissian)
Patricia Joy .... animator
Mickey Kreyman .... ink and paint artist
Joanne Lansing .... ink and paint artist
Larry Leichliter .... animator
Adele Lenart .... ink and paint artist
Terry Lennon .... animator
Bill Littlejohn .... animator
Cheri Lucas .... ink and paint artist
Don Lusk .... animator
Bob Matz .... animator
Ken O'Brien .... animator
Al Pabian .... animator
Chandra Poweris .... ink and paint artist
Joe Roman .... animator
Sue Rowan .... ink and paint artist
Rod Scribner .... animator
George Singer .... animator
Hank Smith .... animator
John Eddings .... xerographer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Alice Keillor .... negative cutter
Other crew
Sandy Claxton Arnold .... production assistant (as Sandy Claxton)
Martha Grace .... production assistant
Babette Monteil .... production assistant
Charlotte Richardson .... production assistant
Lora Sackett .... production assistant

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76 min
Color (Metrocolor)
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Vince Guaraldi was considered for writing the music score for this film, but died some time before production began.See more »
Plot holes: You can see Pig-Pen working out with the rest boys at P.T. then later he disappears for the rest of the movie.See more »
[first lines]
[while traveling on a bus, Sally waves to a boy and girl outside, but the girl sticks her tongue out at her]
Sally Brown:Did you see that? She stuck her tongue out at me! I waved at that little kid and she stuck her tongue out at me! Boy, if I could get off this bus, I'd go back there and punch her lights out!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in You Don't Look 40, Charlie Brown! (1990) (TV)See more »


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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Reasonable animated version of the strip but low on laughs, 18 July 2002
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

The Peanuts gang go away for summer camp and are split into tents to compete against one another. However one tent has won every year and cheap in every event. When the raft race comes each tent is out to win no matter what.

I like Peanuts the strip even if it is more melancholy than funny at times. However the animated films often lose much of what makes Charlie Brown Charlie Brown. The plot is quite simple and doesn't matter or make sense (why does the motorised raft seem to struggle to catch the others? Where's the supervision? Etc) but that is only to be expected.

What is important is that the Peanuts characters are true to form and most are just as you imagine them to be. The humour is a little more visual and slapstick than the comic strip and this takes some of the familiarity out of the film. However the themes of Charlie Brown being forever the loser is one that's well held to. The voices are pretty much as you'd expect them to be but the animation seems very basic at times and doesn't seem too large a step away from the strip.

Laughs are few but the overall feel of the film is similar to the feel of the strip. Overall this will please kids but maybe not those who are fans of the strip. Snoopy has plenty of good bits and the characters are all there but they have nothing out of the ordinary to do.

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