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I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown -- Furry fun and friendship are unleashed in this yuletide Peanuts perennial. Also included is another holiday tale - Happy New Year, Charlie Brown - where Charlie Brown must complete a book report on War and Peace over the holiday break.
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Linus and Lucy's younger brother Rerun wants a dog for Christmas, and Snoopy's brother Spike may be the answer. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jimmy Bennett ... Rerun Van Pelt (voice)

Adam Taylor Gordon ... Charlie Brown (voice)

Ashley Rose ... Lucy Van Pelt (voice)
Corey Padnos ... Linus Van Pelt (voice)

Hannah Leigh ... Sally Brown (voice) (as Hannah Leigh Dworkin)

Nick Price ... Schroeder (voice)
Jake Miner ... Pig Pen / Franklin (voice)
Kaitlyn Maggio ... Little girl (voice)
Bill Melendez ... Snoopy (voice)

Directed by
Larry Leichliter 
Bill Melendez 
Writing credits
Charles M. Schulz (creator)

Produced by
Bill Melendez .... producer
Lee Mendelson .... executive producer
Warren Taylor .... line producer
Original Music by
David Benoit 
Casting by
Sandy Claxton Arnold  (as Sandy Claxton-Arnold)
Production Management
Carole Barnes .... production manager
Paul Vitello .... post-production supervisor
Sound Department
Glen Darcey .... sound effects editor
R.D. Floyd .... dialogue editor
B. Tennyson Sebastian III .... sound re-recording mixer (as Tennyson Sebastian)
Animation Department
Carole Barnes .... checking
Dave Brain .... animator
Shaun Cashman .... animator
Craig Clark .... clean-up artist
Cynthia Goode .... checking (as Cindy Goode)
Eddy Houchins .... animator
Andy Kim .... animation producer
Brian Mark .... layout artist
Al Pabian .... clean-up artist
Kathleen Quaife-Hodge .... clean-up artist (as Kathleen Quaife)
Dave Rodriguez .... layout artist (as David Rodriguez)
Joe Roman .... clean-up artist
Dean Spille .... color stylist
Vicki White .... checking
Editorial Department
Janet 'Lime' Leimenstoll .... picture editor
Bruce Ochmanek .... on-line editor
Music Department
David Benoit .... music arranger
David Benoit .... musician: piano and keyboards
Blake Martin Moulin .... music editor
Other crew
Joanna Coletta .... production assistant
Jennifer Damiani .... production assistant
Glenn Mendelson .... business affairs
Jason Mendelson .... story developer
Kristy Mendelson .... business affairs
Carol Neal .... business affairs
Katie Perkins .... production assistant
Christine Schultz .... production assistant

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Additional Details

43 min

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The telescript was transcribed from Schulz's strips.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Beethoven owned at least five dogs, but Schroeder said that he never did.See more »
[first lines]
Linus Van Pelt:Christmas decorations are getting more lifelike every year, Charlie Brown.
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I Want A Dog For Christmas:Charlie Brown, the 2003 animated special, 16 December 2010
Author: raysond from Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Out of the four "Peanuts" Christmas specials,this is probably the best one of them all since the original "A Charlie Brown Christmas" first aired in 1965. The other "Peanuts" specials were ""Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales",and the heartwarming classic, "It's Christmas Time Again,Charlie Brown". But "I Want A Dog For Christmas,Charlie Brown" was totally different from the rest of the pack. The producers carefully went by the collection of creator Charles Schulz' "Peanuts" comic strip and animated it,and from there may a cohesive storyline from it. Produced and animated by the team of Lee Mendelson and Bill Melendez(the same team responsible for many earlier classic Peanuts cartoon specials)it originally aired as a hour-long special for ABC. ABC debuted this special in prime time on December 9, 2003 and it has aired annually ever since. This special aired three years after the untimely death of its creator Charles Schulz,who passed away in 2000.

Usually,these holiday "Peanuts" cartoon specials run no more than a half-hour,but this special was the first hour long Charlie Brown program to aired a full hour. This 2003 animated special reunites the rest of the Peanuts gang and the yuletide season. In this installment, Linus and Lucy's younger brother,ReRun(taken for the comics)is having some stress issues. He goes to Charlie Brown's faithful and resourceful beagle Snoopy for attention and fun,since ReRun doesn't have a dog of his own and he desperately wants one for Christmas. However,Snoopy has other plans,which don't include ReRun. So,Snoopy invites invites his canine brother from the Southwest,Spike to visit. After ReRun has been given the responsibility of handling his newfound pet,hijinks and hilarious situations ensumed. The voice talents are brilliant here which includes the superb performance of Jimmy Bennett as ReRun. Bill Melendez still does Snoopy's yelps and other voices,while the rest of the voice talent includes Adam Taylor-Gordon(Charlie Brown),Ashley Orr(Lucy),Nick Price(Schroder),Corey Padnos(Linus),and Hannah Leigh(Sally). ABC airs this special annually. Out of all the Peanuts specials,nothing can replace the classic "A Charlie Brown Christmas",but this one comes pretty close but comes on sweet.

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