When Snoopy receives a letter from a girl named Lila, who's in a hospital, he goes on a journey with Woodstock to see her.

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Bill Melendez

Writer:

Charles M. Schulz (created & written by)
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Complete credited cast:
Chad Webber Chad Webber ... Charlie Brown (voice)
Robin Kohn Robin Kohn ... Lucy Van Pelt (voice)
Stephen Shea Stephen Shea ... Linus Van Pelt (voice)
David Carey David Carey ... Schroeder (voice)
Johanna Baer Johanna Baer ... Lila (voice)
Hilary Momberger-Powers ... Sally (voice) (as Hilary Momberger)
Christopher DeFaria ... Peppermint Patty (voice) (as Chris De Faria)
Linda Ercoli Linda Ercoli ... Clara (voice)
Lynda Mendelson Lynda Mendelson ... Frieda (voice) (as Linda Mendelson)
Bill Melendez ... Snoopy / Woodstock (voice)
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The adventures of Lucy, Linus, and of course, Charlie Brown. This time Snoopy disappears, and where he will be? All his friends meet to find him. Written by Tognacci Sebastiano <seblog@maya.dei.unipd.it>

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Trivia

For some reason Bill Melendez never lets us see Snoopy's thoughts in the Peanuts movies and tv specials, as Charles Schultz does let us in the comics. Also for some reason Charles Schultz lets Snoopy have thoughts but not Woodstock. See more »

Goofs

Snoopy puts his food dish on his head and he is seen without it in the next shot, but it doesn't show him take it off. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Charlie Brown picks up a rock from the beach, and throws it into the water]
Linus: Nice going, Charlie Brown. It took that rock 4,000 years to get to shore, and now you've thrown it back.
Charlie Brown: Everything I do makes me feel guilty.
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Crazy Credits

As with A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969), the Peanuts characters get onscreen credit in the opening credits, with Snoopy getting top-billing. See more »

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Followed by Snoopy's Getting Married, Charlie Brown (1985) See more »

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Snoopy, Come Home
Performed by Orchestra and Chorus
Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
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The best of the Peanuts flicks
24 May 2006 | by sjbradfordSee all my reviews

This melancholy entry in the Peanuts quadrilogy stands out among the four, simply because of the difference in tone from the other entries. "Race for Your Life" is much lighter in tone, while "Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown" is more shallow. "Snoopy, Come Home" is the most memorable because of its unusual depth, as well as the bittersweet themes that it touches on: friendship; loyalty; and partings of the way.

The plot, in a nutshell: Snoopy's former owner is sick, and calls him to her side. Snoopy makes a cross-country journey, and is then torn between staying with his former owner, who needs him, and returning to the place he considers home.

Though the animation is still fairly simple here, it's a notch above the usual Peanuts movies and specials - check out the beautiful backgrounds of the beach scenes, or the wonderful palettes displayed as Snoopy and Woodstock travel at sunset. Really striking, and different from what we usually see in the Peanuts stories.

The real mixed bag here is the music. This was the first Peanuts project that did not features a score by the brilliant Vince Guaraldi. Instead, the Sherman brothers of Disney fame provide the songs, several of which are sung by the characters (in contrast to Guaraldi's usual instrumentals). Some of these songs are quite good, like Fundamentalfriendependability, the song sung by a girl who captures Snoopy when he is en route. Others, like Snoopy and Woodstock's "Me and You" theme, are pure early 70s (think The Association) and unfortunately date the movie.

The voice work is generally good, unlike the more recent Peanuts entries where sounding somewhat like the original voices doesn't seem to be a prerequisite. Stephen Shea as Linus sounds almost exactly like older brother Chris, the original, definitive Linus who grew out of the role. The one weak voice is Charlie himself, whose voice is different enough from his predecessors to be distracting.

But these are nitpicks. The strength and depth of the story itself is more than enough to make up for the few weaknesses. For whatever reason, this is rerun less than the later two Peanuts movies, so seek it out on DVD - you won't be disappointed. And if you're softhearted, be sure to have a handkerchief handy.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 1972 (USA) See more »

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Gross USA:

$190,690
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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