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Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (1986)

Charlie Brown is obliged to attend Peppermint Patty's New Year's Eve party, even though he has to finish the novel "War and Peace".

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Charlie Brown (voice) (as Chad Allan)
Kristie Baker ...
Peppermint Patty (voice) (as Kristi Baker)
Melissa Guzzi ...
Lucy van Pelt (voice)
Aron Mandelbaum ...
Schroeder (voice)
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Linus van Pelt (voice)
Jason Mendelson ...
Marcie (voice)
Elizabeth Lyn Fraser ...
Sally Brown (voice)
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Charlie Brown is obliged to attend Peppermint Patty's New Year's Eve party, even though he has to finish the novel "War and Peace".

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This special is one of many that Violet and Patty are reduced to silent cameos. These two characters(among others like Shermy, Pig Pen and Frieda) were prominent in the earlier specials, such as Great Pumpkin and Charlie Brown Christmas, but were phased out with the introduction of Peppermint Patty and Marcie. See more »

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Charlie Brown is seen reading "War and Peace" on the porch outside the New Year's Eve party. Although we can hear him reading it normally, he is turning the pages in the wrong direction (going backwards). See more »

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[first lines]
Charlie Brown: [voiceover] Oh boy, only one more minute till Christmas vacation starts, and the teacher hasn't given us any assignments over the holidays.
[we hear warbling, which is really Miss Othmar; Charlie Brown now groans]
Charlie Brown: Oh, no!
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Followed by Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown (2011) See more »

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"It's going to be great, Chuck. Dames and dancing and everything!"
30 December 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Peppermint Patty and Marcie are throwing a New Year's Eve party and Patty invites Charlie Brown. But Chuck has a school assignment to read "War and Peace" and he hasn't even started it. Decent Peanuts holiday special. Better than the more recent stuff but nowhere near as good as the '60s and '70s stuff. The voicework is OK although Jeremy Miller made Linus a little more annoying than he's supposed to be, I think. The music, including the songs "Slow, Slow, Quick, Quick" and the terrible musical chairs one, makes me miss Vince Guaraldi. There's one central idea here that really isn't very funny or interesting (Charlie Brown having to read "War and Peace") and everything else seems to be padding to fill time. They could have done a more amusing cartoon with more focus on the party. More Peppermint Patty is never a bad thing. As it is, the whole thing feels like one long obvious lesson to kids about procrastination. At least I think that was the point. The problem is this isn't a very funny cartoon and the central problem facing Charlie here isn't interesting. It's lacking the wit, heart, and charm that made the classic specials so endearing.


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