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Writers:
Charles M. Schulz (characters)
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Release Date:
29 March 2011 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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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Cast

  (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
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
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Certification:
Canada:G (TV rating) | USA:TV-G

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Trivia:
One of Charlie Brown's flashbacks is one which is an animated version of the very first comic strip of Peanuts from October 02, 1950.See more »
Quotes:
Lucy van Pelt:You know, Schroeder, I bet if we were married some day, we'd be very happy. While you were practicing the piano, I'd be in the kitchen making your breakfast. Then I'd bring it in like this and set it out all nice, and prop out your favorite newspaper and pour your coffee. Wouldn't that be romantic?
Schroeder:[screams] No!
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Soundtrack:
Piano Sonata No. 14See more »

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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Happiness Is A Warm Comeback!, 5 April 2011
Author: jonathan-1974 from El Salvador

I must admit I was a bit dubious about this new special for it was the 1st one without the great and late Bill Melendez. It seems Lee Mendelson was not involved either, but Schulz' son was. This one stood out from all the other post-Schulz era specials for its '60s style. As a comic-strip fan I appreciate attention to detail. The "classic" effect obtained through the retro animation worked out pretty well, bringing some nostalgia. The story development was somewhat modern, deeper, beyond previous attempts, and yet kept all the action faithful to the Peanuts world and spirit. The gags were delightfully funny, they cracked me up quite a few times. I simply loved the use of one of the most famous Beethoven symphonies, but I won't spoil it for you. Not only the music, but the way they managed to create a matching animated treat, was indeed a creative highlight.

The color tones used according to mood, the "reaction" of some cards to Linus' feelings, and flashbacks to the very first specials truly shone.

The plot might not be complex. However, by using the well-known blanket attachment issues Linus has, they address the insecurity most of the other characters have, their human weakness, which is not to plainly be criticized, but rather accepted as a natural part of life.

Another remarkable element was the comeback of some old characters that had not gotten much attention over the years. Again, an interesting addition for all the fans, in an already captivating special that has enough quality potential to be considered an instant Peanuts classic.

Growing up was never as bittersweet, and as thoroughly enjoyable as doing it along Linus, Snoopy, good ol' Charlie Brown, and the rest of the gang!

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