It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

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Classic Peanuts

Oct 4, 2005
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Pros:Two great stories with the Peanuts gang

Cons:No extras

The Bottom Line: It takes loving the characters, but those who do will love it.


Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot.

I didn't grow up watching this cartoon every year on TV. In fact, I just saw it for the first time last year. However, I liked it immediately because of my love for the Peanuts gang.

There are several story threads, but no one overall story. The gang's plans for Halloween night are interspersed with scenes of Snoopy being a WWI Flying Ace and Charlie Brown trying to kick the football because he has a signed note from Lucy. (Classic line - "It's not notarized.") Charlie Brown cuts too many holes in his ghost sheet, gets rocks in his bag, and becomes a model for a pumpkin face. Meanwhile, Linus and Sally await the Great Pumpkin.

Even with no overall plot, this is an entertaining half hour. However, by sticking in several story lines, it's able to include all the characters and themes from the strip itself. Linus and Sally waiting for the Great Pumpkin is a personal favorite from the strips, and I loved those scenes. Although I must admit I wonder what Snoopy's scene have to do with Halloween.

Also on the DVD is You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown. This one follows a more unified story of Linus trying to become student body president. Things are going well, until he starts talking about the Great Pumpkin.

I'd heard of this one, but knew even less about it then the main feature. Frankly, I find it charming. It's a perfect escape from election night coverage in November.

The Peanuts specials have never been known for their outstanding animation, and this is no exception. Either you like the minimalist approach and watch for the characters, or it will irritate you. Of course, loving the characters helps me love these specials. The use of real kids instead of actors makes the dialog sound unprofessional, but I can't picture them sounding any other way.

The DVD offers no extra beyond these two classic TV specials. The picture is sharp and the sound is great, however.

This DVD belongs in any Peanuts fan's library.


Recommend this product? Yes


Viewing Format: DVD
Suitability For Children: Suitable for Children up to Age 4

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