5 user 9 critic

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (1985)

The Peanuts gang performs the classic Broadway musical.


Sam Jaimes


Charles M. Schulz (created by), Clark Gesner (based on the play by) | 1 more credit »

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Prime Video

2 nominations. See more awards »


Learn more

More Like This 

Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

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
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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

Director: Bill Melendez
Stars: Peter Robbins, Pamelyn Ferdin, Glenn Gilger
Why, Charlie Brown, Why? (TV Short 1990)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

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
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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

Director: Phil Roman
Stars: Duncan Watson, Melanie Kohn, Stuart Brotman
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

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
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

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
Snoopy's Reunion (TV Short 1991)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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
Charlie Brown's All Stars! (TV Movie 1966)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

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
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

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
Comedy | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A lot of shorts, friends, and music make Charlie Brown and friends very happy to see what happens with Charlie Brown in this fruitbowl of a show called, "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown".

Director: Walter C. Miller
Stars: Wendell Burton, William Hinnant, Barry Livingston
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

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
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

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


Cast overview:
Kevin Brando Kevin Brando ... Charlie Brown (singing voice)
Michael Dockery Michael Dockery ... Marcie (voice)
Brad Kesten ... Charlie Brown (voice)
Jeremy Scott Reinbolt Jeremy Scott Reinbolt ... Schroeder (voice) (as Jeremy Reinbolt)
Tiffany Reinbolt Tiffany Reinbolt ... Sally Brown (voice)
Jessica Lee Smith Jessica Lee Smith ... Lucy van Pelt (voice) (as Jessie Lee Smith)
Robert Towers ... Snoopy (singing voice)
David Wagner David Wagner ... Linus van Pelt (voice)


Charlie Brown and the Peanuts sing out as they perform excerpts from the classic musical. Charlie Brown has one of his usual bad days of loneliness and failure whether it be in the schoolyard, at the baseball diamond or at home. Meanwhile, Linus ponders his dependence on his security blanket, Linus bullies and pesters the boys, Sally Brown goes through life with her scatterbrain philosophies and Snoopy indulges in his appetites and fantasies. However, there is music to be had to see them through, until they all realize what truly makes them happy. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Happiness With the Peanuts Gang!


G | See all certifications »






Release Date:

6 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Color (Technicolor)
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


This is an abridged version of the original stage musical. See more »


Charlie Brown: [after Snoopy dances with his meal during "Suppertime" and Charlie silences him] Why can't you eat your meal quietly and calmly like any other normal dog?
Snoopy: So what's wrong with making meal time a joyous occasion?
See more »


Followed by Why, Charlie Brown, Why? (1990) See more »


Book Report
Written by Clark Gesner
Performed by the Cast
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown Not So Good
30 January 2010 | by sayblackSee all my reviews

Peanuts is without a doubt, one of the greatest comic strips ever created. And the TV specials that were spawned from the strip are equally enjoyable to this day. But among the over forty specials created, there is one glaring special that should not have been made. The special, in question, is 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.' This special originated from an off-Broadway play. Yes, a musical. And it shows throughout the special. Charles Schulz did not create this one. Even if audiences didn't know off the bat that Schulz had not written this piece, it would become quickly evident that he hadn't. This special was originally created by a man named Clark Gesner, in the 1960's. According to the bonus feature included in the DVD, "Animating A Charlie Brown Musical", it wasn't even until roughly twenty years later this the play was made into this TV special.

The bonus featurette is about the only major positive to this DVD, sadly. While there are some funny jokes here and there throughout the different segments--this was not one continuous movie. It was just a bundle of separate skits--the fact that Gesner tried to literally adapt the comic strip to the stage, and then to the small screen, made this one of the lesser enjoyable Peanuts pieces.

The only thing that made the bonus feature worthwhile was that producer, Lee Mendelson did try to defend the strip. As a result, he gave audiences a little known fact in that Black Eyed Peas member, Fergie, (a.k.a Stacy Ferguson) was a member of the Peanuts gang in the 1984 special, 'It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown.' The reference was made in Mendelson's attempt to defend 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.' The bonus featurette included in this DVD made the DVD worth buying for true Peanuts fans and collectors. But unlike so many of the Peanuts specials that have been released in recent years, this is one of the few that lacks any bonus special(s). So all audiences really get with this new DVD is the one special, with no bells or whistles. Just Clark Gesner's off-Broadway play animated for television. So even if audiences are avid fans and collectors, this is a special that will sadly likely find itself spending more time on a DVD rack than in a DVD player.

4 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed