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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)
Bill Melendez ...
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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Very Good But Not As Great......
18 November 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I agree with the other poster on here that all of the Charlie Brown/Peanuts TV specials through the sixties and seventies were much better than the later specials, including this one, but I still think this one is very good. Even though it's not as "touching and even profound" as the earlier ones it is still pretty good and holds up a lot better than most franchises that go on and on for years. I am surprised how well Charlie Brown/Peanuts continued to hold up over all those years. Yes it got worse but was still pretty good and great family themed entertainment that always had a decent message/moral behind it. I also disagree that the Garfield specials were "even worse", I think they were much better than the later Charlie Brown/Peanuts specials at least as far as how many laughs we got out of those specials.


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