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29 March 2011 (USA) See more »
Linus is pushed to his limits when he learns Grandma is coming to visit and plans on ridding him of his childish security blanket. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Austin Lux ... Linus van Pelt (voice)

Amanda Pace ... Sally Brown (voice)

Trenton Rogers ... Charlie Brown / Schroeder (voice)

Grace Rolek ... Lucy van Pelt (voice)

Shane Baumel ... Pig Pen (voice)
Blesst Bowden ... Violet (voice)

Ciara Bravo ... Patty (voice)

Andy Pessoa ... Shermy (voice)
Andrew Beall ... Snoopy (voice) (as Andy Beall)

Directed by
Andrew Beall 
Frank Molieri 
Writing credits
Charles M. Schulz (characters)

Craig Schulz (written by) &
Stephan Pastis (written by)

Produced by
Paige Braddock .... executive producer
Margaret M. Dean .... producer
Shannon Nettleton .... co-producer
Stephan Pastis .... executive producer
Craig Schulz .... executive producer
Linda Steiner .... executive producer
Original Music by
Mark Mothersbaugh 
Film Editing by
Mike Mangan 
Casting by
Jamie Simone 
Production Management
Tzywei Cheng .... production coordinator
Tobias Conan Trost .... production manager
Art Department
Bronwen Barry .... storyboard artist
Sandra Frame .... storyboard artist
T.J. House .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Bill Devine .... sound re-recording mixer
Bill Devine .... supervising sound editor
Animation Department
Darlie Brewster .... animator
Edgar Carlos .... background designer
Wendy Perdue .... animator
Lynn Walsh .... key clean-up models
Andreas Wessel-Therhorn .... character layout
Matt Williames .... animation designer
Editorial Department
Kyle Stafford .... assistant editor
Other crew
Jamie Simone .... voice director
Julie Stevens .... studio teacher

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46 min
Canada:G (TV rating) | USA:TV-G

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The first Peanuts TV special to not have Bill Melendez as producer or director.See more »
Linus van Pelt:I can't go through another night like last night again.
Charlie Brown:Can't I try and find you another substitute for something, Linus?
Linus van Pelt:Would you give a starving dog a rubber bone?
[Snoopy kicks Charlie Brown]
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3 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Happiness is Mediocre, Charlie Brown, 24 November 2011
Author: Spritedude23 from United States

Let me say first off that I am a huge Peanuts fan. I've followed them since early childhood and it is still deeply rooted into my character. But there was a lot of strange elements about this special that really irked me.

My biggest problem was Linus himself. He didn't seem like the intelligent, spiritually-savvy kid he had been throughout the comics and many of the specials. Instead he seemed very angry, rather short tempered and seemed different in a very non-refreshing way. But out of all of the things that made me cringe about him, the biggest was towards the end where he exclaimed: "DO YOU WANT ME TO END UP LIKE CHARLIE BROWN?!?"


Which brings up another point of mine: Charlie Brown himself. It seemed that the Peanuts Gang was being especially rude and cold-hearted to good old Chuck. I felt genuinely bad for him, which detracted a lot from the main premise of the feature.

Now, all that out of the way, I must add in some of the pros, because there were many. I think that the art in this special shone. There was one scene where Linus was standing in a field looking up at the sky for his blanket (which had been turned into a kite and flew away) while the sun set. It gave me the chills. Linus is my favorite character and it displayed him as the philosophical and wise character we all know. The art direction really suggested a back-to-basics sort of feel, very retro, and very different...and very cool.

I especially enjoyed the usage of Charles M. Schultz's comics. They were engraved into some of the writing, and the majority of the plot.

All in all, it turned out to be a very mediocre hour for me. Part of it screamed "THIS IS GREAT" but the other, "Yikes."

In the words of Linus: "It has its drawbacks."

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