Favorite Charlie Brown Movie, Series, or Documentary

by jalapenoman | created - 08 Oct 2014 | updated - 08 Oct 2014 | Public

Charlie Brown/Peanuts/Snoopy has appeared in multiple holiday specials, theatrical films, television shows, documentaries, straight to video productions, and television movies. Which of the non-short films (a separate poll) is your favorite?

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1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1963 TV Movie)


Documentary about Charles Schulz and his Peanuts comic strip.

Director: Lee Mendelson | Stars: Charles M. Schulz, Don Sherwood, Meredith Hodges, Amy Schulz

Votes: 99

2. 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: 4,145 | Gross: $13.08M

4. Snoopy Come Home (1972)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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.

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

Votes: 3,900

5. You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (1973 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

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, Noelle Matlovsky

Votes: 237

6. Happy Anniversary, Charlie Brown (1976 TV Movie)

Documentary, Animation

Special celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Peanuts Comic Strip.

Director: Lee Mendelson | Stars: Carl Reiner, Charles M. Schulz, Duncan Watson, Lynn Mortensen

Votes: 16

7. 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: 2,813 | Gross: $3.22M

8. Happy Birthday, Charlie Brown (1979 TV Movie)

60 min | Animation, Family

This primarily animated program celebrates 30 years of the "Peanuts" comic strip, and 15 years of "Peanuts" specials on CBS television. In live sequences, creator Charles M. Schulz is interviewed and discusses his work.

Stars: Phyllis George, Charles M. Schulz

Votes: 45

9. 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: 2,554 | Gross: $2.01M

10. 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: 245

11. It's an Adventure, Charlie Brown (1983 TV Movie)

G | 60 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

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: 303

12. The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show (1983–1985)

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Every Saturday morning The Peanuts Gang does skits, mostly taken from newspaper strips.

Stars: Bill Melendez, Jeremy Schoenberg, Angela Lee Sloan, Brad Kesten

Votes: 1,453

13. It's Your 20th Television Anniversary, Charlie Brown (1985 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

A TV Special that summed up the 20th Television Anniversary for the Peanuts.

Director: Lee Mendelson | Stars: Pamelyn Ferdin, Fergie, Desirée Goyette, Gini Holtzman

Votes: 22

14. 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: 805

15. Snoopy: The Musical (1988 TV Movie)

50 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

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: 244

16. 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: 111

17. This Is America, Charlie Brown (1988–1989)

24 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang experience various episodes and aspects of American history and culture.

Stars: Bill Melendez, Erin Chase, Jason Mendelson, Brandon Stewart

Votes: 554

18. You Don't Look 40, Charlie Brown! (1990 TV Special)

Documentary, Family, Music

A special celebrating the "Peanuts'" 40th anniversary.

Director: Lee Mendelson | Stars: Charles M. Schulz, Michele Lee, B.B. King, David Benoit

Votes: 38

19. 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: 218

21. Here's to You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years (2000 TV Movie)

Animation, Family, Documentary

This special hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, featured highlights from past shows as well as 10 minutes of new animation, country music star Faith Hill singing "Poor Sweet Baby" to Charlie Brown;... See full summary »

Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Faith Hill, B.B. King, Walter Cronkite, Joe Montana

Votes: 44

22. It's the Pied Piper, Charlie Brown (2000 TV Movie)

25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

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: 387

23. The Making of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' (2001 TV Special)

30 min | Documentary, Short, Family

Now, years later, fans can get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this Christmas favorite. Hosted by comedienne Whoopi Goldberg, this program includes interviews with some of the ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Mendelson | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Sally Dryer, Vince Guaraldi, Bill Melendez

Votes: 59

24. I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (2003 TV Movie)

TV-G | 43 min | Animation, 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: 1,277

25. He's a Bully, Charlie Brown (2006 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation, 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: 345

26. 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: 1,075

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