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What a Nightmare, Charlie Brown! (1978)

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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23 February 1978 (USA)  »

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Trivia

At the time this was the first animated special done almost completely in pantomime. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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 The Peanuts Movie (2015) See more »

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Overly-Civilized, Underly-Dogified Dog
(uncredited)
Written by Ed Bogas
Performed by Larry Finlayson
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Def a change of pace for the characters....
16 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

......Snoopy as a member of a husky team, stuck out in Alaska, etc, a much more brutal outlook for the strip than usual. I can remember Not liking this as much, mostly due to it being such a jarring switch from their 1950s suburbia setting. I don't think this one works as well as the other specials, as you don't really buy Snoopy as White Fang, ya know?

Strange this is, it's all just a bad dream brought on by snoopy eating too many pizzas, which kinda takes away from the whole premise. Why not have him be on a flight(somehow) in Alaska, he winds up lost and abandoned in the wilderness for real, etc? I think this might have worked, at least better.

At times this series went awry, this was one of those times.

** for trying something different.


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