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A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969)

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

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Complete credited cast:
Peter Robbins ...
Charlie Brown (voice)
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Lucy Van Pelt (voice)
Glenn Gilger ...
Linus Van Pelt (voice)
Andy Pforsich ...
Schroeder (voice)
Sally Dryer ...
Patty (voice)
Ann Altieri ...
Violet (voice) (as Anne Altieri)
Erin Sullivan ...
Sally (voice)
Lynda Mendelson ...
Frieda (voice) (as Linda Mendelson)
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Pig Pen (voice)
David Carey ...
2nd Boy (voice)
Guy Pforsich ...
3rd Boy (voice)
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Snoopy (voice)
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Storyline

Poor Charlie Brown. He can't fly a kite, and he always loses in baseball. Having his faults projected onto a screen by Lucy doesn't help him much either. Against the sage advice and taunting of the girls in his class, he volunteers for the class spelling bee...and wins! Next, it's the school spelling bee. Once again, a winner! Good grief! Now the pressure is on as he is off to New York City for the televised national spelling bee. With Snoopy and Linus present for moral support, can Charlie Brown spell his way to a national championship? Written by jlentz1@comcast.net

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The Peanuts' Gang in their First Movie!


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4 December 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pandilla de Charlie Brown  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The version of "Linus and Lucy" heard when Linus is reunited with his blanket is the opening track of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966). A different arrangement of "Linus and Lucy" was done for this scene, but was never used in the finished film. It was, however, heard in the Columbia Records story LP released in conjunction with this film. See more »

Goofs

The baseball game Charlie Brown's team was playing should've been called long before it was over due to mercy rules. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lucy Van Pelt: Aren't the clouds beautiful? They look like big balls of cotton. I could just lie here all day and watch them drift by. If you use your imagination, you can see lots of things in the cloud's formations. What do you think you see, Linus?
Linus Van Pelt: Well, those clouds up there look to me look like the map of the British Honduras on the Caribbean.
[points up]
Linus Van Pelt: That cloud up there looks a little like the profile of Thomas Eakins, the famous painter and sculptor. And that group of clouds over there....
[...]
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, not only are the crew members' names seen, but the crew members themselves are also seen! The images are seen one person at a time corresponding with whatever name appears on the screen. See more »

Connections

Followed by Snoopy: The Musical (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Champion Charlie Brown
Music and Lyrics by Rod McKuen
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A Fantasia for the Sixties.
30 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

Saw this film in a theater when it was first released and it has stuck with me all these years. Nothing like the Disney films of that period, it truly inspired most cutting edge animation that exists today (from "The Simpsons" to "South Park"). The TV specials had already animated the tiny Peanut kids who philosophized like ivy league psychologists, but the big screen dabbled in artistic compositions of color and abstract art. Simply a treat. A Fantasia for the Sixties! The sequels never got so gutsy.


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