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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 performs the classic Broadway musical. | Add synopsis »
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fifty minutes is not nearly long enough for a special this sweet, this rich, this wonderful See more (5 total) »


  (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?

Some characters were changed in the transition from the stage. The original musical features only Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Patty, Schroeder, and Snoopy. In the animated adaptation, Patty, no longer familiar to modern viewers, has been replaced by Sally. In the 1999 Broadway revival of "You're a Good Man," that change was kept (though Marcie, Peppermint Patty, and Woodstock also appear briefly as well, even though they aren't in the original).See more »
Lucy van Pelt:My Aunt Marion was right. Never try to discuss marriage with a musician.See more »
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
fifty minutes is not nearly long enough for a special this sweet, this rich, this wonderful, 2 February 2010
Author: TheUnknown837-1 from United States

The animated version of Clark Gesner's play "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown", based of course on the beloved comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz is truly one of the most delightful and heart-warming and beautiful animated specials – or let's get even broader, films – that I've seen in a long time. I am not familiar at all with the stage production; I only know a little bit about its history, but having seen this wonderful little film, I am now eager to track down a showing and purchase a ticket. Personally, I am not a huge fan of musicals, especially not ones for children, but this is a major exception. Maybe because Peanuts and the play were written more for adults, but can carry a meaning to children as well, this works out brilliantly.

The story is basically a day in the life of our favorite Peanuts characters: Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, Snoopy, and of course, ol' wishy-washy Charlie Brown. The story tackles all our favorite running gags from the comic strip and brings them to life with a new style: surprisingly well-written songs with breathtakingly beautiful music flooding into our ears. All of these songs, most notably "Schroeder", "Glee Club", and the ending note "Happiness" are utterly beautiful and there were moments I nearly started to tear up because it was so artistic and wonderful and it reached down into my soul and touched me in a way that only a really good movie can do. And the remarkable thing about these songs and what makes me, a Peanuts fanatic, so enthralled by them is how accurately they capture the spirit of the comic strip. Remember, these songs were written without the collaboration of Schulz or animator Bill Melendez, so that makes the special worth even more praise. Most of the movie is dominated by songs, but it does not simply stop there; it also takes the liberty of incorporating dialogue, mostly taken from Schulz's strip to keep the overall spirit.

"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" is one of the most thoroughly enjoyable pieces of animation that I've seen in a long, long time. It got me interested from the spirit-capturing opening, enthralled me with one great song after another, I laughed, I smiled, I clapped my hands, I had a great time. I have only complaint: the movie is *only* about fifty minutes long! That is way, way too short. The special ran by so quickly and so wonderfully that I was left wanting more. Why couldn't this have gone on at least ten or twenty minutes longer? Fifty minutes is not enough for something this rich and sweet and beautiful.

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