What a Nightmare, Charlie Brown! (1978)

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Snoopy has a nightmare of being an arctic sled dog.

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Liam Martin ...
Charlie Brown (voice)
Bill Melendez ...
Snoopy (voice)
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After gorging on Charlie Brown's food, Snoopy suffers a vivid nightmare that he has been hitched up as a sled-dog in the far north. The tough conditions and tougher teammates forces him to make a startling change in character in order to survive. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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This cartoon was inspired by an article Charles Schulz read about husky dogs at the North Pole. He wondered what would happen if an overly civilized dog like Snoopy were suddenly forced to survive in the Arctic with sled dogs. See more »

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When Snoopy goes to sleep on his snow doghouse in his nightmare, the wire to his harness is in back of the doghouse, but when in the morning before he wakes up, the wire is in front of the doghouse. See more »

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Charlie Brown: [to Snoopy, who tries desperately to pull the sled] What in the world is the matter with you? Dogs in the Arctic don't behave like you do. In the Arctic, dogs are workers. They don't lead prima donna lives. They've got a chain from their collar that extends about eight feet. And unlike you, they're tied to a post or tree unless they're going to pull a sled. I guess I'll have to show you. Here, give me the harness
[grabs the harness and puts it on]
Charlie Brown: This is what you're supposed to do. You get into ...
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Followed by This Is America, Charlie Brown (1988) See more »

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Love the "Peanuts" Series But This One Stinks!
13 April 2013 | by (New England) – See all my reviews

With so many specials, films, and even a regular Saturday morning series, one can expect even the "Peanuts" series to mis-step on occasion. "What a Nightmare Charlie Brown" mis-steps...in a really big way. With a storyline based on Jack London's "Call of the Wild" involving Snoopy dreaming that he's been pressed into service as a sled dog by an unseen musher, what may work for a big solid dog named Buck, just does not work with an adored for his antics dog named Snoopy. Too mean spirited, too angry, and too far removed from the premise of the series...this one missed badly. The one saving grace is Snoopy's determination to make the best out of what he's been dealt, but even that is ruined by the dream sequence's brutal ending. 20 minutes of sheer punishment on a character known and loved for being the central comedic figure of the series is just wrong. Pass on this.


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