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23 February 1978 (USA) See more »
Snoopy has a nightmare of being an arctic sled dog. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Directed by
Bill Melendez 
Phil Roman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Charles M. Schulz 

Produced by
Bill Melendez .... producer
Lee Mendelson .... executive producer
Original Music by
Ed Bogas 
Film Editing by
Roger Donley 
Chuck McCann 
Production Design by
Evert Brown 
Bernard Gruver 
Dean Spille 
Tom Yakutis 
Production Management
Carole Barnes .... production manager
Animation Department
Carole Barnes .... checking
Patricia Capozzi .... ink and paint artist (as Pat Capozzi)
Bob Carlson .... animator
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 Roubina Babajanian)
Patricia Joy .... assistant animator
Mickey Kreyman .... ink and paint artist (as Micky Kreyman)
Joanne Lansing .... ink and paint supervisor
Larry Leichliter .... assistant animator
Adele Lenart .... ink and paint artist
Terry Lennon .... assistant animator
Don Lusk .... animator
Bob Matz .... animator
Al Pabian .... assistant animator
Chandra Poweris .... ink and paint artist
Charlotte Richardson .... inbetween artist
Joe Roman .... assistant animator
Sue Rowan .... ink and paint artist
Emalene Seutter .... ink and paint artist
Hank Smith .... animator
Marie White .... ink and paint artist
Music Department
Judy Munsen .... music supervisor
Other crew
Sandy Claxton Arnold .... production assistant (as Sandy Claxton)

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Argentina:30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

With just Charlie Brown and Snoopy, this Peanuts special has the lowest number of major characters.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Charlie Brown:[as Snoopy eats an enormous yet appetizing dinner] You know, I've been thinking about you, and I've decided what's wrong with you. You know what's wrong with you? You're overly civilized, Snoopy. That's what's wrong with you. You're overly civilized. Good grief, what a dog. I hope you can digest all that food.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in You Don't Look 40, Charlie Brown! (1990) (TV)See more »


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What A Horrible Night To Have A Nightmare..., 13 July 2012
Author: Humphrey Fish from United States

Okay, I know that that was from the Castlevania video game series, but I just like to add a little humor you know. But anyway, in this Peanuts cartoon, Snoopy has a nightmare in which he is being mistreated as a sled dog in the Arctic, and what's ironic about that is that it happened on the same day that Charlie Brown told him about how sled dogs didn't really get that much treatment. Now what did I think of this? If you ask me, I say that it is a great time! What A Nightmare Charlie Brown is a classic Peanuts cartoon featuring Charlie Brown and his dog Snoopy.

Peanuts has been a big part of my life, I have seen numerous specials and read numerous comic strips an I haven't seen a bad one yet! This one is not as good as the best one, A Charlie Brown Christmas (but hey, what is), but nevertheless, this one is a great way to spend a half an hour watching! You'll see Snoopy have a horrible nightmare in which he is going through a lot of abuse while serving as a sled dog under his owner (seen only as a silhouette). There are not very many recurring characters in this special, considering that only Snoopy and Charlie Brown appear. But hey, I like that, it makes this inventive and original.

So all in all, this cartoon may not be as great as A Charlie Brown Christmas, but nevertheless, it's still a classic Peanuts special that will not disappoint you in any possible way, shape, or form. Just imagine if Peanuts had never existed, no I can't imagine, and I don't want to imagine. If Peanuts had never existed, then the world would be a lot different, and not in a good way. So if you are looking for a good way to spend thirty minutes, then watch this some time, because you will say that it's another great Peanuts cartoon!


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