With the school year coming to a close, Charlie Brown is trying to work up the courage to meet his dream girl, whom he only knows as "The Little Red Haired Girl." However, he's too nervous ... See full summary »
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 »
She has a winning smile, a sunny outlook that can match the brightest dawn, and a ready supply of dee-doubledog-delicious dog biscuits. It's the Girl in the Red Truck, Charlie Brown, and even a tough-hide, desert-living loner like Snoopy's brother, Spike, can't resist her! Spike grabs the spotlight (and all the dog biscuits he can hold) in this program blending live action with animation. He's the good buddy of Jenny, who loves the unspoiled desert vistas as much as Spike does. Together, they share the road in Jenny's sturdy pickup, quench their sun-baked thirst at a local burger shack and show their stylin' moves at the skating rink. It's the greatest of all worlds for Spike, but it turns into one of danger and adventure when Spike wanders off alone into the night and mistakenly becomes the prey of a nighttime coyote hunt. "I am not a coyote!" reads the sign Spike flashes from behind a protective boulder - but the bullets keep flying. No, he's not a coyote. He's Jenny's pal...... Written by
This is NOT, I repeat your typical Peanuts cartoon, there are tons of those and they air on TV every year on Valentine's Day, Halloween, and Christmas. This one is more about Snoopy's desert dwelling brother, Spike and a young woman he befriends (who happens to be a live-action person). This special was made in 1988, around the same time "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" came out, which was cutting edge in new ways of combining 2-d animation and live-action footage. Charlie Brown and Snoopy are the only "regular" Peanuts characters who appear in this special, but only at the beginning and the end, reading the letter Spike had sent them about his experience.
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