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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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Also Known As:
Argentina:30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

At the time this was the first animated special done almost completely in pantomime.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When the sled dogs in Snoopy's nightmare eat outside the root beer saloon, The sound of them eating starts before they are even eating.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 »
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Featured in You Don't Look 40, Charlie Brown! (1990) (TV)See more »


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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Love the "Peanuts" Series But This One Stinks!, 13 April 2013
Author: cairn6 from New England

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

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" 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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