The Charlie Brown Movies and TV Specials

by AlienatorX | created - 08 Nov 2015 | updated - 08 Nov 2015 | Public

With the new movie from Blue Sky Studios making its way through theatres I thought this would be a good time to put together a complete list of all the Charlie brown movies and TV specials.

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1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969)

G | 86 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Charlie Brown makes his way to the national spelling bee finals.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Peter Robbins, Pamelyn Ferdin, Glenn Gilger, Andy Pforsich

Votes: 3,836

2. Snoopy Come Home (1972)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Snoopy travels to see his sick former owner and then feels obliged to return to her permanently.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Chad Webber, Robin Kohn, Stephen Shea, David Carey

Votes: 3,635

3. Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977)

G | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

55 Metascore

The Peanuts gang goes to summer camp, and they participate in a river-raft race against some cheating bullies.

Directors: Bill Melendez, Phil Roman | Stars: Duncan Watson, Greg Felton, Stuart Brotman, Gail Davis

Votes: 2,583 | Gross: $3.22M

4. Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!!) (1980)

G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Charlie Brown and his friends travel to Europe as exchange students.

Directors: Bill Melendez, Phil Roman | Stars: Scott Beach, Bill Melendez, Daniel Anderson, Casey Carlson

Votes: 2,351 | Gross: $2.01M

5. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965 TV Movie)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Repelled by the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find the true meaning of Christmas.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Ann Altieri, Chris Doran, Sally Dryer, Bill Melendez

Votes: 26,199

6. Charlie Brown's All Stars! (1966 TV Movie)

24 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

When his team is offered membership in the Little League, Charlie Brown finds he must make a difficult moral decision.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Peter Robbins, Sally Dryer, Christopher Shea, Ann Altieri

Votes: 907

7. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966 TV Special)

Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween while Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Peter Robbins, Christopher Shea, Sally Dryer, Cathy Steinberg

Votes: 13,186

8. You're in Love, Charlie Brown (1967 TV Short)

30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

With the help of Linus and Peppermint Patty, Charlie Brown tries to pluck up the courage to talk to his crush, the Little Red-Haired Girl.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Peter Robbins, Christopher Shea, Sally Dryer, Cathy Steinberg

Votes: 958

9. He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown (1968 TV Movie)

24 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

When Snoopy is sent back to the puppy farm for obedience training, he free-loads at Peppermint Patty's instead.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Peter Robbins, Gabrielle DeFaria Ritter, Christopher Shea, Sally Dryer

Votes: 939

10. It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown (1969 TV Movie)

24 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

At summer camp, the boys compete and are seemingly hopelessly outmatched by the female campers.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Peter Robbins, Pamelyn Ferdin, Glenn Gilger, Hilary Momberger-Powers

Votes: 827

11. Play It Again, Charlie Brown (1971 TV Short)

Not Rated | 24 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Lucy talks Schroeder into playing his piano for a PTA meeting. but there are unforeseen details that he will not tolerate.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Pamelyn Ferdin, Stephen Shea, Danny Hjeim, Hilary Momberger-Powers

Votes: 630

12. You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown (1972 TV Short)

Not Rated | 24 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Linus runs for school president with Lucy and Charlie Brown being his campaign managers.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Chad Webber, Robin Kohn, Stephen Shea, Hilary Momberger-Powers

Votes: 1,285

13. There's No Time for Love, Charlie Brown (1973 TV Short)

24 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Charlie Brown's last chance to salvage his grades seems doomed when he confuses a supermarket for an art gallery he has to do a paper on.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Chad Webber, Robin Kohn, Stephen Shea, Hilary Momberger-Powers

Votes: 529

14. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973 TV Special)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Peppermint Patty invites herself and her friends over to Charlie Brown's for Thanksgiving, and with Linus, Snoopy, and Woodstock, he attempts to throw together a Thanksgiving dinner.

Directors: Bill Melendez, Phil Roman | Stars: Todd Barbee, Robin Kohn, Stephen Shea, Hilary Momberger-Powers

Votes: 6,970

15. It's a Mystery, Charlie Brown (1974 TV Movie)

24 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

When Woodstock's nest mysteriously disappears, Snoopy plays detective in order to find it.

Director: Phil Roman | Stars: Todd Barbee, Melanie Kohn, Stephen Shea, Donna Le Tourneau

Votes: 616

16. The Peanuts Movie (2015)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

67 Metascore

Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home to win the love of his life.

Director: Steve Martino | Stars: Noah Schnapp, Bill Melendez, Hadley Belle Miller, Francesca Capaldi

Votes: 37,831 | Gross: $130.18M

17. It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown! (1974 TV Short)

30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The Peanuts gang prepare for Easter in their own clumsy ways.

Director: Phil Roman | Stars: Todd Barbee, Melanie Kohn, Stephen Shea, Linda Ercoli

Votes: 2,067

18. Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (1975 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The gang celebrate Valentine's Day while Charlie Brown hopes for at least one valentine for a change.

Director: Phil Roman | Stars: Duncan Watson, Stephen Shea, Melanie Kohn, Greg Felton

Votes: 1,800

19. You're a Good Sport, Charlie Brown (1975 TV Short)

24 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Peppermint Patty compete in a motocross race.

Director: Phil Roman | Stars: Duncan Watson, Melanie Kohn, Stuart Brotman, Jimmy Ahrens

Votes: 440

20. It's Arbor Day, Charlie Brown (1976 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Charlie Brown's team is forced to play against Peppermint Patty's in their field that has been converted into a lush garden.

Director: Phil Roman | Stars: Dylan Beach, Sarah Beach, Greg Felton, Michelle Muller

Votes: 582

21. It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown (1977 TV Movie)

24 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Charlie Brown tries to impress his red-headed dream girl at a football game, but Lucy won't cooperate.

Director: Phil Roman | Stars: Arrin Skelley, Laura Planting, Daniel Anderson, Michelle Muller

Votes: 617

22. What a Nightmare, Charlie Brown! (1978 TV Short)

30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Snoopy has a nightmare of being an arctic sled dog.

Directors: Bill Melendez, Phil Roman | Stars: Liam Martin, Bill Melendez

Votes: 518

23. You're the Greatest, Charlie Brown (1979 TV Short)

G | 24 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Charlie Brown, Marcie and Snoopy compete in the Junior Olympics' decathlon event.

Director: Phil Roman | Stars: Arrin Skelley, Patricia Patts, Casey Carlson, Michelle Muller

Votes: 540

24. She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown (1980 TV Short)

30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Pepperment Patty trains for a figure skating competition.

Director: Phil Roman | Stars: Patricia Patts, Casey Carlson, Arrin Skelley, Debbie Muller

Votes: 499

25. Life Is a Circus, Charlie Brown (1980 TV Short)

24 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Snoopy runs away to join the circus when he falls for a poodle performing in it.

Director: Phil Roman | Stars: Michael Mandy, Brent Hauer, Casey Carlson, Rocky Reilly

Votes: 535

26. It's Magic, Charlie Brown (1981 TV Movie)

24 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

When Snoopy turns Charlie Brown invisible in a magic act, he has trouble changing him back.

Director: Phil Roman | Stars: Michael Mandy, Brent Hauer, Cindi Reilly, Rocky Reilly

Votes: 672

27. Someday You'll Find Her, Charlie Brown (1981 TV Movie)

24 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Charlie Brown and Linus go in search of a girl seen in the audience of a sport event.

Director: Phil Roman | Stars: Grant Wehr, Jennifer Gaffin, Rocky Reilly, Melissa Strawmyer

Votes: 418

28. A Charlie Brown Celebration (1982 TV Movie)

60 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The Peanuts gang is involved in a variety of activities, including a baseball game and a school field trip.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Casey Carlson, Shannon Cohn, Christopher Donohoe, Kristen Fullerton

Votes: 223

29. Is This Goodbye, Charlie Brown? (1983 TV Movie)

24 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Charlie Brown and the gang have to come to terms with the fact that Linus and Lucy are moving away.

Director: Phil Roman | Stars: Brad Kesten, Jeremy Schoenberg, Angela Lee Sloan, Victoria Vargas

Votes: 529

30. It's an Adventure, Charlie Brown (1983 TV Short)

60 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

An anthology of stories that are direct adaptions from Charles Schulz's comic strip.

Directors: Bill Melendez, Sam Jaimes, Phil Roman | Stars: Michael Catalano, Angela Lee Sloan, Rocky Reilly, Cindi Reilly

Votes: 263

31. What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown? (1983 TV Movie)

23 min | Animation, Family, History

On their return trip through France, Charlie Brown and the gang visit various memorials to the World Wars.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Victoria Vargas, Brad Kesten, Jeremy Schoenberg, Stacy Heather Tolkin

Votes: 407

32. It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Snoopy assumes the alter ego of insanely hot and charismatic dance machine Flashbeagle. Meanwhile, Sally pines for Linus and Lucy bosses everyone around.

Directors: Sam Jaimes, Bill Melendez | Stars: Fergie, Gary Goren, Gini Holtzman, Keri Houlihan

Votes: 469

33. Snoopy's Getting Married, Charlie Brown (1985 TV Short)

30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Charlie Brown and the gang help prepare for Snoopy's wedding

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Dawnn D. Leary, Danny Colby, Fergie, Gini Holtzman

Votes: 431

34. You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (1985 TV Movie)

G | 49 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The Peanuts gang performs the classic Broadway musical.

Director: Sam Jaimes | Stars: Kevin Brando, Michael Dockery, Brad Kesten, Jeremy Scott Reinbolt

Votes: 753

35. Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (1986 TV Movie)

G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Charlie Brown is obliged to attend Peppermint Patty's New Year's Eve party, even though he has to finish the novel "War and Peace".

Directors: Sam Jaimes, Bill Melendez | Stars: Chad Allen, Kristie Baker, Melissa Guzzi, Aron Mandelbaum

Votes: 1,254

36. Snoopy: The Musical (1988 TV Short)

50 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The animated adaption of the second stage musical based on the "Peanuts" comics strip, focusing on Snoopy.

Director: Sam Jaimes | Stars: Tiffany Billings, Kristie Baker, Cam Clarke, Sean Collins

Votes: 222

37. Why, Charlie Brown, Why? (1990 TV Short)

30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Linus falls for a new girl who soon must go to the hospital for cancer treatment.

Director: Sam Jaimes | Stars: Kaleb Henley, Brandon Stewart, Olivia Burnette, Adrienne Stiefel

Votes: 718

38. Snoopy's Reunion (1991 TV Short)

G | 24 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

To cheer up Snoopy, Charlie Brown helps him organise a family reunion of his litter siblings.

Director: Sam Jaimes | Stars: Philip Shafran, Josh Keaton, Kaitlyn Walker, Laurel Page

Votes: 469

39. It's Spring Training, Charlie Brown! (1996 TV Short)

24 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

To get new uniforms, Charlie Brown's baseball team has to win the first game of the season.

Director: Sam Jaimes | Stars: Justin Shenkarow, Marnette Patterson, John Christian Graas, Gregory Grudt

Votes: 321

40. It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown (1992 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The Peanuts gang prepares for the holidays in their own unique ways.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Jamie E. Smith, John Christian Graas, Marnette Patterson, Mindy Ann Martin

Votes: 1,797

41. You're in the Super Bowl, Charlie Brown! (1994 TV Short)

25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Charlie Brown and his friends compete in an American football punt pass kick contest for tickets for the Super Bowl.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Jimmy Guardino, John Christian Graas, Molly Dunham, Haley Peel

Votes: 216

42. It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown! (1997 Video)

24 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Linus is planning a birthday party. While trying out his new in-line skates in the neighborhood park, he meets a nice little girl with a beautiful singing voice. Linus invites his new ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Steven Hartman, Anthony Burch, Jamie Cronin, Danielle Keaton

Votes: 191

43. It's the Pied Piper, Charlie Brown (2000 TV Short)

25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Based on the legend of the Pied Piper, it stars Snoopy as the title character, who tries to rid the Peanuts' gang's hometown of mice by playing his concertina, in return for a year's supply of dog food.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Quinn Beswick, Ashley Edner, Rachel Davey, Frank Welker

Votes: 362

44. A Charlie Brown Valentine (2002 TV Movie)

22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Linus tries to get away from Sally as she continues to try and get Linus to like her. Lucy wants kisses and chocolates from Schroeder. Charlie Brown tries to dance with Peppermint Patty.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Wesley Singerman, Lauren Schaffel, Corey Padnos, Emily Lalande

Votes: 842

45. Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales (2002 TV Short)

TV-G | 18 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The Peanuts gang have more misadventures at Christmas time.

Director: Larry Leichliter | Stars: Wesley Singerman, Serena Berman, Corey Padnos, Megan Taylor Harvey

Votes: 965

46. It's the Girl in the Red Truck, Charlie Brown (1988 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Charlie Brown and Snoopy receive a letter from Snoopy's desert dwelling brother, Spike recounting his relationship with a (live-action) woman.

Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Jill Schulz, Greg Deason, Molly Boice, Jason Riffle

Votes: 104

47. Lucy Must Be Traded, Charlie Brown (2003 TV Short)

22 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

After all the time of being a jerk, Lucy is traded for Marcy for the baseball team. BIG MISTAKE!!!!

Directors: Larry Leichliter, Bill Melendez | Stars: Wesley Singerman, Serena Berman, Corey Padnos, Megan Taylor Harvey

Votes: 441

48. I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (2003 TV Short)

TV-G | 43 min | Animation, Short, Family

Linus and Lucy's younger brother Rerun wants a dog for Christmas, and Snoopy's brother Spike may be the answer.

Directors: Larry Leichliter, Bill Melendez | Stars: Jimmy Bennett, Adam Taylor Gordon, Ashley Rose, Corey Padnos

Votes: 1,160

49. He's a Bully, Charlie Brown (2006 TV Short)

30 min | Animation, Short, Family

At summer camp, Rerun is cheated out of his marbles by a bully and Charlie Brown must put the cheat in his place.

Directors: Larry Leichliter, Bill Melendez | Stars: Spencer Robert Scott, Stephanie Patton, Benjamin Bryan, Rory Charles Thost

Votes: 315

50. Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown (2011 Video)

TV-G | 46 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Linus is pushed to his limits when he learns Grandma is coming to visit and plans on ridding him of his childish security blanket.

Directors: Andrew Beall, Frank Molieri | Stars: Austin Lux, Amanda Pace, Trenton Rogers, Grace Rolek

Votes: 1,020