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Life Is a Circus, Charlie Brown (1980)

Snoopy runs away to join the circus when he falls for a poodle performing in it.

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Cast overview:
Michael Mandy ...
Charlie Brown (voice)
Brent Hauer ...
Casey Carlson ...
Polly (voice)
Rocky Reilly ...
Linus van Pelt (voice) (as Earl Reilly)
Kristen Fullerton ...
Lucy van Pelt (voice)
Shannon Cohn ...
Marcie (voice)
Christopher Donohoe ...
Schroeder / Kids (voice)
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Snoopy (voice)
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When the circus comes to town, Snoopy naturally pays a visit. There he falls for a beautiful poodle performing there. He soon runs away to join it. While he quickly becomes a star performer, Charlie Brown is distraught by Snoopy's decision while Snoopy himself has to face some realities of show business himself. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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24 October 1980 (USA)  »

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Charlie Brown: [watching as the circus train pulls away with Snoopy] Good grief. He's gone. Dognapped.
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Followed by What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown? (1983) See more »

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The Peanuts specials were on a downward spiral when this came out...
27 July 2004 | by (England) – See all my reviews

The Peanuts TV specials of the 1960s and 1970s were mostly fine, and on occasion very touching and even profound, but by the time this one came out (along with the equally terrible episode in which Charlie Brown is turned invisible and actually gets to kick the football) the franchise was in terminal decline, and it was only a matter of time before we got the horrible sight of Snoopy in torn-up dancer's garb doing a lame spoof of FLASHDANCE. I remember watching this one as a kid and being terribly disappointed, not laughing much and being rather bored and resentful by the end - the Peanuts gang continued to be brilliant on the printed page, with Schulz keeping the quality high right to the end, but these once-decent animated shows began to stink as the likes of Garfield elbowed the gang out of the hearts and minds of the public. (Incidentally, the Garfield TV specials were even worse!)


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