It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)
Average Rating: 7.3/10
Reviews Counted: 15
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Release Date: Jan 1, 1966 Wide
Average Rating: 3.5/5
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It's Halloween in Peanuts land. Charlie Brown is thrilled that at last he's been invited to a costume party. Snoopy's costume choice consists of the goggles and scarf of a World War I flying ace, who is ever in search of the elusive Red Baron. And Linus makes preparations for the arrival of The Great Pumpkin, whom he believes will rise from the pumpkin patch and deliver presents to all the good little boys and girls. At episode's end, Charlie Brown finds himself with a trick-or-treat bag full of
Jan 1, 1966 Wide
Sep 12, 2000
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...hasn't quite the enchantment or sentiment of the very first 'Peanuts' special, but it tends to make up for any such shortcomings with its greater variety. (Blu-ray Edition)
May not be one of the better Charlie Brown specials but it sure is a great celebration of not just the Autumn season, but of Halloween and what a little faith in the tradition can do to a young child...
Director Bill Melendez concentrates on atmosphere more than anything else; he sets up unrelated jokes, or simply enjoys watching the autumn leaves fall gently to the ground.
What the hell kind of grown-up hands out rocks on Halloween?
Perhaps Charlie Brown's most charming, bittersweet moment.
The most sincere of all Halloween specials.
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