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Charles M. Schulz (written by)
Charles M. Schulz (creator)
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Release Date:
24 October 1980 (USA) See more »
Snoopy runs away to join the circus when he falls for a poodle performing in it. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Phil Roman 
Writing credits
Charles M. Schulz (written by)

Charles M. Schulz (creator)

Produced by
Bill Melendez .... producer
Lee Mendelson .... executive producer
Original Music by
Ed Bogas 
Judy Munsen 
Cinematography by
Nick Vasu 
Film Editing by
Roger Donley 
Chuck McCann 
Production Design by
Evert Brown 
Bernard Gruver 
Dean Spille 
Production Management
Carole Barnes .... production manager
Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas Baker .... animation camera operator: Nick Vasu Inc. (uncredited)
Animation Department
Dale Baer .... animator
Carole Barnes .... checking
Bob Carlson .... animator
Utit Choomuang .... assistant animator
Eve Fletcher .... checking
Hem Goel .... ink and paint artist
Jane Gonzales .... checking
Valerie Green .... ink and paint artist
Lee Guttman .... ink and paint artist
Karin Holmquist .... ink and paint artist (as Karen Stover)
Sam Jaimes .... animator
Roubina Janian .... ink and paint artist
Mickey Kreyman .... ink and paint artist (as Micky Kreymann)
Joanne Lansing .... ink and paint supervisor
Larry Leichliter .... assistant animator
Adele Lenart .... ink and paint artist
Bill Littlejohn .... animator
Julie Maryon .... ink and paint artist
Ed Newmann .... assistant animator
Al Pabian .... assistant animator
Joan Pabian .... ink and paint artist
Louise Padden .... ink and paint artist
Chandra Poweris .... ink and paint artist
Charlotte Richardson .... ink and paint artist
Sue Rowan .... ink and paint artist
Emalene Seutter .... ink and paint artist
Hank Smith .... animator
Ginny Tucker .... ink and paint artist
Karen Webb .... ink and paint artist
Other crew
Sandy Claxton Arnold .... production assistant

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Also Known As:
"Life's a Circus, Charlie Brown" - USA (video box title)
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USA:24 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »

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Charlie Brown:[watching as the circus train pulls away with Snoopy] Good grief. He's gone. Dognapped.See more »
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The Peanuts specials were on a downward spiral when this came out..., 27 July 2004
Author: TC Raymond from England

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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