It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Facts – 50 Years

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It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Facts – 50 Years

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Facts – 50 Years. 14 facts in celebration of Charles M Schulz’ 1966 Halloween animated TV movie. Full version link.

Hurry! It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! This fun, made for TV animated Halloween classic movie airs annually on ABC. Don’t worry…if you missed it, I’ve provided a link to the full version at the end of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Facts – 50 Years in celebration of it’s 50th Anniversary.

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Facts – 50 Years

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is an animated TV special created by Charles M. Schultz. The story parallels a child’s faithful belief in Santa – sending the Great Pumpkin a letter and believing the Great Pumpkin will come on Halloween night – even though his friends ridicule him because they don’t believe. While the children receive lots of treats, Charlie Brown receives only rocks. Charlie attempts to console Linus, but is not sympathetic to Linus’ beliefs.

14 Facts About It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

  • October 27, 1966 – It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown first aired
  • October, 2016 – 50th anniversary of the Halloween Peanuts movie
    • aired October 19, 8 pm, ABC
  • the third (second holiday) Peanuts special
  • produced and animated by Bill Melendez
  • Charlie Brown – Bill Melendez’s voice
  • CBS – held rights to air annually through 2000
  • ABC – acquired right to air annually 2001 – present
  • Book – the making of the Halloween holiday Peanuts movie – 2008
  • Favorite line – Linus: “You’ve heard of “a woman scorned haven’t you?” Charlie Brown: “I guess I have.” Linus: “Well, it’s nothing like a woman who’s missed Trick-or-Treating on Halloween.”
  • ABC aired Toy Story of Terror! followed by It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown – 2014, 2016
  • ABC aired You’re Not Elected following It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown – 2015
  • I’m surprised it’s not being aired tonight – maybe waiting for November 8, 2016?
  • Book – explains possible deeper meanings behind Linus’ belief in the Great Pumpkin and Schulz’ works – 2015
  • ABC cut several scenes to allow for longer commercials

More It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Facts

The Washington Post offers interesting insight into the making of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. The author shares how dialogues and scenes were developed, illustrated, and filmed and the time line in which they took place.

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is a TV classic that has become a cross-generational family annual event. I was 17 when it first aired, and watched with our first child on it’s 10th anniversary and each subsequent year as our family grew. Now we continue to watch It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, our three children and their families enjoy it too – texting back and forth with favorite moments and memories.

As promised above at the beginning of It’s the Great Pumpkin Facts…

If you missed It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown you can watch the full-episode on YouTube. Enjoy!

Happy Halloween!

Source: Wikepedia – It’s the Great Pumpkin

2016-10-19T22:22:32+00:00 By |Categories: Entertainment - Children|Tags: , |0 Comments

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