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It's Magic, Charlie Brown (1981)

When Snoopy turns Charlie Brown invisible in a magic act, he has trouble changing him back.

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Cast overview:
Michael Mandy ...
Charlie Brown (voice)
Brent Hauer ...
Cindi Reilly ...
Sally Brown (voice)
Rocky Reilly ...
Linus van Pelt (voice)
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Lucy van Pelt (voice)
Casey Carlson ...
Marcie (voice)
Christopher Donohoe ...
Schroeder / Kid / Franklin (voice)
Shannon Cohn ...
Marcie (voice)
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Snoopy / Woodstock (voice)
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Storyline

Taking advantage of a newly acquired magic tricks kit, Snoopy decides to put on a magic act. For the finale, he turns Charlie Brown invisible, but he can't change him back right away. While Snoopy searches for the counter spell, Charlie Brown struggles with this bizarre problem, but realizes that he has a golden opportunity to finally kick Lucy's football. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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28 April 1981 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The only Peanuts special where Charlie Brown kicks the ball out of Lucy's hand. See more »

Goofs

Linus's blanket apparently stayed shredded after Snoopy tried the trick where it would be put back together again, yet in the next shot, his blanket is perfectly fine. See more »

Quotes

Marcie: And now for the best trick of all: the Great Houndini will now perform the great disappearing act. This calls for another volunteer from the audience.
Lucy van Pelt: [Still woozy from falling out of the air onto her back during the previous trick] Boy, I volunteered once.
[Turns to him, sitting next to her]
Lucy van Pelt: Maybe you should go this time, Charlie Brown.
Charlie Brown: [Speaking basically to Lucy] *Me*?
Marcie: Yes. The gentleman who just said 'me', please come forward.
Charlie Brown: [to Marcie this time] Me?
Marcie: Yes, yes. The gentleman with the large ...
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Crazy Credits

As the credits begin with Lucy still magically floating in the air, Linus walks by and uses his blanket to pull her down. See more »

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Follows A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) See more »

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Snoopy the Magician
22 October 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the things I always loved about the Charlie Brown specials were that they were always a surprise, you never really knew what the Pennuts gang were going to get into next. This is another of my favorite specials.

There really isn't a whole lot to say about this one it's basically about Snoopy learning magic, that's pretty much it but that's cool because it finally dove into one of the things I always loved as a kid magic tricks.

In a way the whole special plays out like a skit comedy as most of what happens is pretty random and all revolve around the subject magic. I don't want to give too much away but from what you can see Snoopy is obviously a magician in progress as he seems to be hit or miss at first with most of the magic tricks.

Two of my favorite parts of the special were seeing Snoopy perform a magic trick with Linus's blanket where it's the trick to cut it apart and then make it magically intact again. It is just fraking hilarious as we just see the reactions on Linus's face, he's literally going into a nervous breakdown; for a really smart guy Linus has got problems.

Another of course was Charlie Brown becoming invisible, throughout a whole third of the special it's focused on Charlie Brown despite not seeing him but it's just fun seeing Charlie Brown get into some antics and have fun with his invisibility. He even gets to do something that I've been waiting for years to happen and it's finally paid off.

Charlie and Snoopy are magically powered for fun.

Rating: 3 and a half stars


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