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19 March 1979 (USA) See more »
Charlie Brown, Marcie and Snoopy compete in the School Olympics' decathalon event. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »
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  (in credits order)
Arrin Skelley ... Charlie Brown (voice)
Patricia Patts ... Peppermint Patty (voice)
Casey Carlson ... Marcie / Crowd (voice)
Michelle Muller ... Lucy van Pelt / Girl (voice)
Daniel Anderson ... Linus van Pelt / Crowd (voice)
Tim Hall ... Fred Fabulous (voice)
Scott Beach ... Announcer (voice)
Bill Melendez ... Snoopy (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mel Blanc ... Charlie Grunting (uncredited)

Directed by
Phil Roman 
Writing credits
Charles M. Schulz (written and created by)

Produced by
Bill Melendez .... producer
Lee Mendelson .... executive producer
Original Music by
Ed Bogas 
Judy Munsen 
Film Editing by
Roger Donley 
Chuck McCann 
Production Design by
Evert Brown 
Bernard Gruver 
Dean Spille 
Production Management
Carole Barnes .... production manager
Animation Department
Dale Baer .... animator
Carole Barnes .... checking
Patricia Capozzi .... ink and paint artist (as Pat Capozzi)
Bob Carlson .... animator
Eve Fletcher .... checking
Valerie Green .... ink and paint artist
Lee Guttman .... ink and paint artist
Lee Hoffman .... ink and paint artist
Karin Holmquist .... ink and paint artist (as Karin Stover)
Larry Huber .... animator
Sam Jaimes .... animator
Roubina Janian .... ink and paint artist (as Roubina Babajanian)
Mickey Kreyman .... ink and paint artist (as Micky Kreyman)
Joanne Lansing .... ink and paint supervisor
Larry Leichliter .... animator
Adele Lenart .... ink and paint artist
Bill Littlejohn .... animator
Ed Newmann .... animator (as Ed Newman)
Al Pabian .... animator
Joan Pabian .... ink and paint artist
Spencer Peel .... animator
Chandra Poweris .... ink and paint artist
Joe Roman .... animator
Hank Smith .... animator
Ginny Tucker .... ink and paint artist (as Ginny Hansard)
Hank Tucker .... animator
Music Department
Wally Heider .... music recording
Other crew
Sandy Claxton Arnold .... production assistant (as Sandy Claxton-Arnold)
Lora Sackett .... production assistant

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USA:24 min
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This show marks the first and only time Marcie's eyes are ever shown (when she lifts up her glasses to wink at Charlie Brown at the end).See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In the first scene the character of 5 is seen from behind, with "5" printed on the back of his shirt; the "5" is normally only on the front of his shirt.See more »
Lucy van Pelt:I can't believe it. After the first five events, you're in third place, Charlie Brown.
Charlie Brown:What's so good about that?
Lucy van Pelt:I thought you'd be dead last.
Charlie Brown:Who was last?
Lucy van Pelt:The Masked Marvel. Freddie Fabulous from Fremont and Marcie are neck and neck for first.
Patricia "Peppermint Patty" Reichardt:You did okay, Chuck, and so did our team. In fact, if you can win the decathlon tomorrow, we might win the whole junior olympics.
Lucy van Pelt:Good grief! The whole world must be coming to an end.
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Rooting for Charlie Brown!, 1 July 2015
Author: OllieSuave-007 from California, USA

We had a little brown-bag luncheon at work and an employee decided to play this cartoon short for some fun and laughs. Even though there were just six to seven of us adults in the room, it appeared that we all enjoyed the cartoon (I could hear a lot of chuckles) for its innocence, family-friendly theme and message.

Here, Charlie Brown signs up for the decathlon at the School Olympics. After much challenges in his training, Charlie faces arrogant Fred the Fabulous, Snoopy as the "Masked Marvel" and friend Marcie in the competition.

It's not an entirely riveting story with unending adventures and suspense, but it is an innocent and charming cartoon that includes some sports scenes that will have you cheering for Charlie Brown and for some laughable moments from the entire Peanuts gang. The voice acting was good and the animation, while may not be as hi-tech or advanced by today's standards, was simple but refreshing.

It is a nice little movie for everyone to enjoy and reminds us that winning is not much as being first place as working hard and having good sportsmanship.

Grade B

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