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It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)

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

Director:

Bill Melendez
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Peter Robbins Peter Robbins ... Charlie Brown (voice)
Christopher Shea ... Linus Van Pelt (voice) (as Chris Shea)
Sally Dryer Sally Dryer ... Lucy Van Pelt (voice)
Cathy Steinberg Cathy Steinberg ... Sally Brown (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ann Altieri Ann Altieri ... Frieda / Violet (voice)
Lisa DeFaria Lisa DeFaria ... Patty (voice)
Bill Melendez ... Snoopy (voice)
Glenn Mendelson Glenn Mendelson ... Schroeder / Shermy (voice)
Gabrielle DeFaria Ritter Gabrielle DeFaria Ritter ... Pigpen (voice) (as Gail DeFaria)
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Storyline

The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween, with Linus hoping that, finally, he will be visited by The Great Pumpkin; while Charlie Brown is invited to a Halloween party. Written by Chuck Warner <deepwell@ix.netcom.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Peanuts, pumpkins, and pleasure for the whole family! (2008 DVD re-release) See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Did You Know?

Trivia

After this special originally aired, children all over the country sent candy to Charlie Brown out of sympathy. See more »

Goofs

Linus' letter to the Great Pumpkin disappears from his hand in one frame, as he takes it to the mailbox. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Lucy scoops out the innards of the pumpkin Linus brought]
Linus: [groans] You didn't tell me you were gonna kill it!
[bawls]
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Crazy Credits

Linus and Charlie Brown are at the wall and Charlie tells Linus that he's done stupid things in his life, too. Then Linus keeps on shouting during the credits about how sitting and waiting in a pumpkin patch wasn't stupid. See more »

Alternate Versions

The version of the show broadcast on CBS from the late 1970s until it went to ABC was edited, cutting out most of the Trick or Treat/I got a rock sequence. This version was also time-compressed. Some older video releases also edit this sequence and also the scene where Snoopy dances along to Schroeder's World War I-era piano music. Later airings on CBS in the late 1990s would also cut the scene where Lucy pulls the football away when Charlie Brown attempts to kick it. The Paramount video release is unedited. See more »

Connections

Followed by Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Linus and Lucy
(uncredited)
Music by Vince Guaraldi
Performed by The Vince Guaraldi Sextet
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20-something Ponders Childhood
23 October 2004 | by ONUcoqui2001See all my reviews

Although thousands of Halloween TV specials bombard us each October, one stands out as a can't-miss for anyone with children or anyone who ever was a child. The complete lack of scariness makes this the classic feel-good movie of the season. It is one film that is appropriate for children of every age, even very young children. It brings up the same nostalgic feelings that the Peanuts comic strip does, and gets me in the Halloween spirit every year. If you haven't seen it yet, spend some time this October to watch it with the children in your life. It's perfect with warm popcorn and orange candy corn. So for a change from the movies that give you nightmares, try the Halloween special that will give you sweet dreams of great pumpkins.


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Official Sites:

ABC [United States] | Snoopy.com

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown See more »

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Mono | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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