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Writers:
Charles M. Schulz (creator)
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Release Date:
30 May 1983 (USA) See more »
Plot:
On their return trip through France, Charlie Brown and the gang visit various memorials to the World Wars. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win See more »
User Reviews:
An Excellent Title to a Seldom Seen Movie See more (9 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Bill Melendez 
 
Writing credits
Charles M. Schulz (creator)

Charles M. Schulz (written by)

John McCrae  poem "In Flanders Fields"

Produced by
Bill Melendez .... producer
Lee Mendelson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Judy Munsen 
 
Cinematography by
Nick Vasu 
 
Film Editing by
Roger Donley 
Chuck McCann 
 
Production Design by
Ellie Bogardus 
Evert Brown 
Bernard Gruver  (as Bernie Gruver)
Dean Spille 
 
Production Management
Carole Barnes .... production manager
 
Animation Department
Bob Carlson .... animator
Utit Choomuang .... animator
Phil Cummings .... animator
Jim Duffy .... animator
Eve Fletcher .... checking
Colene Gonzales .... ink and paint artist
Jane Gonzales .... checking
Cynthia Goode .... checking (as Cindy Story)
Valerie Green .... ink and paint artist
Evelyn Hairapetian .... ink and paint artist
Jeff Hale .... animator
Lee Hoffman .... ink and paint artist
Karin Holmquist .... ink and paint artist
Roubina Janian .... ink and paint artist
Mickey Kreyman .... ink and paint artist (as Micky Kreymann)
Elsa La Baw .... ink and paint artist (as Elsa Labaw)
Joanne Lansing .... ink and paint supervisor
Larry Leichliter .... animator
Bill Littlejohn .... animator
Cheri Lucas .... ink and paint artist
Julie Maryon .... ink and paint artist
Bob Matz .... animator
Al Pabian .... animator
Joan Pabian .... ink and paint artist
Marjorie Roach .... checking
Joe Roman .... animator
Emalene Seutter .... ink and paint artist
Hank Smith .... animator
Ginny Tucker .... ink and paint artist
Karen Webb .... ink and paint artist
Susan Wileman .... ink and paint artist
Dick Williams .... animator
 
Music Department
Dawn Atkinson .... music arranger
 
Other crew
Sandy Claxton Arnold .... production assistant
Barbara Hiestand .... production assistant
Sheryl Mason .... production assistant
Carol Neal .... production assistant
 

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23 min | Argentina:26 min
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Trivia:
This TV special was the epilogue for the film Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!!) (1980) (the fourth and final Peanuts film).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Charlie Brown gets in the car after he first injures his hand while cranking the Car at the Rent a car place, Linus is in the back seat, but when they leave the Rent A Car Place and Run into the French Girl on the bike, Linus is in the Front seatSee more »
Quotes:
Linus van Pelt:Listen to this. When the first units of the 116th Infantry tried to land, they were met by a hail of fire. Within minutes of the ramps being lowered, one company was desolate. The assault on Omaha Beach was a shambles. The engineers assigned to clear the beach of obstacles suffered appalling losses...See more »
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
An Excellent Title to a Seldom Seen Movie, 27 September 2001
Author: sbertolino from Virginia, USA

This interesting short movie (24 minutes) won a Peabody Award for excellence. In today's cynical, apathetic society where people are not really interested in the sacrifices that were necessary to conquer evil, it's not surprising that this movie is not shown more.

As far as the movie goes, any plot is clearly secondary to the point of the movie which is to educate youngsters about the Allied invasion of France and to a lesser extent the World War I events at Ypres and Flanders. The film is most successful in this respect with, (as usual) Linus as the champion. The images shown during his descriptions of the D-Day invasion are powerful and interestingly very atypical of the usual Peanuts animation style. Actual combat photography is used, although it is transformed into two-tone color images. The use of the red imagery is powerful in the battle scenes (it seems odd discussing battle scenes in a review of a Charlie Brown movie).The film does a solid job of educating and instilling awe, sorrow and compassion for the men who fought the battles discussed.

Seriousness aside, the other parts of the film are typical Peanuts fare: Charlie Brown gets hurt a lot, Snoopy is in charge and gets into trouble, Linus is the scholar, etc. These parts made my 4-year old son laugh. But more important, it made him start asking questions about what the gang was doing, who the bad guys were and if any good guys got killed. These questions mark the beginning of an understanding of magnitude of the effects of World War II and the lives forever altered and ended by that conflict. In this respect, the movie is a resounding success and deserves the ten stars I gave it.

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