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It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown! (1997)

Linus is planning a birthday party. While trying out his new in-line skates in the neighborhood park, he meets a nice little girl with a beautiful singing voice. Linus invites his new ... See full summary »

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Steven Hartman ...
Charlie Brown (voice)
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Linus van Pelt (voice)
Jamie Cronin ...
Lucy van Pelt / Mimi (voice)
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Sally Brown (voice) (as Danielle Weiner)
Brandon Taylor ...
Pigpen (voice)
Megan Ellis ...
Birthday Girl (voice)
Bill Melendez ...
Snoopy / Woodstock (voice)
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Linus is planning a birthday party. While trying out his new in-line skates in the neighborhood park, he meets a nice little girl with a beautiful singing voice. Linus invites his new friend to the party. The party should be wonderful, but Linus will only be satisfied if the little girl attends. He is completely smitten! Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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The song Mimi sings is "O mio babbino caro" (Oh My Beloved Father) from the opera Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini. See more »

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The house the kids leave the party from is different than the house they arrived at. See more »

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Charlie Brown: How was the party, Sally?
Sally: It was all right.
Charlie Brown: Did the kid get some nice presents?
Sally: What presents?
Charlie Brown: Did he or she get some nice presents?
Sally: What do you mean "he or she"?
Charlie Brown: The birthday person. Was it a boy or a girl?
Sally: Of course it was and besides I didn't even know where I was. Are you trying to tell me I was at somebody's birthday party?
Charlie Brown: Well, did the kid like your present?
Sally: I didn't give them any presents. Why are you supposed to bring presents?
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Follows It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown! (1974) See more »

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Linus and Lucy
Written by Vince Guaraldi
Performed by the David Benoit Trio
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31 August 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a lifelong "Peanuts" fan, I'd like to honestly say every "Peanuts" special is an animated classic. Unfortunately, "It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown!" proves I can't. Without being too repetitive of the other reviews, the production quality is poor, the plot is extremely thin, and the music pales in comparison to most other "Peanuts" specials. That it was a straight-to-video release is no surprise. The first third of the program is probably the weakest part, as it does essentially nothing to advance the plot and is actually rather difficult to follow. On a positive note, the voice work is solid, especially the singing, and the gags with Snoopy and Woodstock are amusing. If you're a "Peanuts" completist like me you'll still want to watch it, and fortunately as of this writing you can find "It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown!" on YouTube.


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