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You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown -- Trailer for the Peanuts cartoon based off the Broadway musical


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Charles M. Schulz (created by)
Clark Gesner (based on the play by)
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Release Date:
6 November 1985 (USA) See more »
Happiness With the Peanuts Gang!
The Peanuts gang perform the classic Broadway musical. In addition to the classic songs, we see Charlie Brown and his friends perform the various comedy sketches of the play. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Kevin Brando ... Charlie Brown (singing voice)
Michael Dockery ... Marcie (voice)
Brad Kesten ... Charlie Brown (voice)
Jeremy Scott Reinbolt ... Schroeder (voice) (as Jeremy Reinbolt)
Tiffany Reinbolt ... Sally Brown (voice)
Jessica Lee Smith ... Lucy van Pelt (voice) (as Jessie Lee Smith)
Robert Towers ... Snoopy (singing voice)
David Wagner ... Linus van Pelt (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Melendez ... Snoopy / Woodstock (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Sam Jaimes 
Writing credits
Charles M. Schulz (created by)

Clark Gesner (based on the play by)

Charles M. Schulz (based on the comic strip by)

Produced by
Desirée Goyette .... associate producer
Bill Melendez .... producer
Lee Mendelson .... producer
Original Music by
Clark Gesner 
Cinematography by
Nick Vasu 
Film Editing by
Julie Maryon 
Chuck McCann 
Production Design by
Evert Brown 
Utit Choomuang 
Bernard Gruver  (as Bernie Gruver)
Leonardo Moran  (as Leo Moran)
Dean Spille 
Production Management
Carole Barnes .... production manager
Animation Department
Oliver Callahan .... animator (as Lefty Callahan)
Colene Gonzales .... ink and paint artist
Jane Gonzales .... checking
Cynthia Goode .... checking
Leslie Gorin .... animator (as Leslie Margolin)
Valerie Green .... ink and paint artist
Lee Guttman .... ink and paint artist
Evelyn Hairapetian .... ink and paint artist
Barbara Hiestand .... ink and paint artist
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 Mickey Kreymann)
Elsa La Baw .... ink and paint artist
Joanne Lansing .... ink and paint supervisor
Larry Leichliter .... animator
Bill Littlejohn .... animator
Bob Matz .... animator
Moley McColley .... checking
Al Pabian .... animator
Joan Pabian .... ink and paint artist
Emalene Seutter .... ink and paint artist
Hank Smith .... animator
Teale Wang .... ink and paint artist
Karen Webb .... ink and paint artist
Music Department
Ed Bogas .... conductor
Desirée Goyette .... musical director
Other crew
Sandy Claxton Arnold .... production assistant
Joanna Coletta .... production assistant (as Joanna Loccisano)
Glenn Mendelson .... production assistant
Lynda Mendelson .... production assistant
Carol Neal .... production assistant

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Argentina:30 min | USA:49 min
Color (Technicolor)

Did You Know?

Snoopy speaks for the first time in an animated special (voiced by Robert Towers, who was a member of the 1967 Los Angeles stage cast).See more »
Charlie Brown:Hi, Linus. Where're you going?
Linus van Pelt:Lucy's teaching me, Charlie Brown. She says a sister is responsible for the education of her little brother, so she's teaching me.
Linus van Pelt:Boy, is she intelligent.
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3 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown Not So Good, 30 January 2010
Author: sayblack from United States

Peanuts is without a doubt, one of the greatest comic strips ever created. And the TV specials that were spawned from the strip are equally enjoyable to this day. But among the over forty specials created, there is one glaring special that should not have been made. The special, in question, is 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.' This special originated from an off-Broadway play. Yes, a musical. And it shows throughout the special. Charles Schulz did not create this one. Even if audiences didn't know off the bat that Schulz had not written this piece, it would become quickly evident that he hadn't. This special was originally created by a man named Clark Gesner, in the 1960's. According to the bonus feature included in the DVD, "Animating A Charlie Brown Musical", it wasn't even until roughly twenty years later this the play was made into this TV special.

The bonus featurette is about the only major positive to this DVD, sadly. While there are some funny jokes here and there throughout the different segments--this was not one continuous movie. It was just a bundle of separate skits--the fact that Gesner tried to literally adapt the comic strip to the stage, and then to the small screen, made this one of the lesser enjoyable Peanuts pieces.

The only thing that made the bonus feature worthwhile was that producer, Lee Mendelson did try to defend the strip. As a result, he gave audiences a little known fact in that Black Eyed Peas member, Fergie, (a.k.a Stacy Ferguson) was a member of the Peanuts gang in the 1984 special, 'It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown.' The reference was made in Mendelson's attempt to defend 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.' The bonus featurette included in this DVD made the DVD worth buying for true Peanuts fans and collectors. But unlike so many of the Peanuts specials that have been released in recent years, this is one of the few that lacks any bonus special(s). So all audiences really get with this new DVD is the one special, with no bells or whistles. Just Clark Gesner's off-Broadway play animated for television. So even if audiences are avid fans and collectors, this is a special that will sadly likely find itself spending more time on a DVD rack than in a DVD player.

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