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Charles M. Schulz (written by)
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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 »
Won Primetime Emmy. See more »
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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
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
Karin Stover .... ink and paint artist (as Karen Stover)
Ginny Tucker .... ink and paint artist
Karen Webb .... ink and paint artist
Other crew
Sandy Claxton Arnold .... production assistant

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Additional Details

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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Very Good But Not As Great......, 18 November 2008
Author: Jenna S. from Canada

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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