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Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown Review

Updated on July 5, 2015
Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown
Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown

A Charlie Brown Valentine's Day Show

Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown was the thirteenth television special by Charles M. Schulz featuring the Peanuts gang. Originally airing on CBS in January of 1975 and then on ABC in 2008. It became available from Paramount Home Entertainment on DVD in 2003 and then again by Warner Home Video in 2008.

In Charlie Brown's Be My Valentine, the Peanuts Gang is busy getting ready for Valentine's Day and Charlie Brown anxiously awaits the receipt of a Valentine. In typical Peanuts fashion, things don't go well for Charlie Brown but his optimism helps him keep a positive outlook. After all, there's always next year!

The remastered deluxe edition of Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown shown here features that television special plus two others called It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown and You're in Love, Charlie Brown. It also includes a featurette called Unlucky in Love: An Unrequited Love Story. This set is sure to please any Peanuts fan that you love! Wouldn't it make an ideal Valentine's Day gift!?!

SPOILER ALERT...

If you are not aware of the outcome of this program and you do not want to know, then do not read on!

"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach, when feeling out of sight for the ends of being and ideal grace." ~~ Sally Brown

Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown Synopsis

In 1975 Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown aired as a television special that was created from years of Peanuts cartoon strips. In this show, Charlie Brown is suffering from receiving no Valentine's while the rest of his friends including Snoopy have piles of them.

This DVD was issued in 2008 and featured a remastered edition of the television classic Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown plus two other television specials -- You're in Love, Charlie Brown (1967) and and It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown (1977).

Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown Facts

Including the cast (voices) of Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown

Actors: Peanuts Gang, Charles M. Schulz

Directors: Phil Roman

Format: Animated, Closed-captioned, Color, DVD, Original Recording Remastered

Language: English (Dolby Digital 1.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 1.0)

Subtitles: English, Spanish

Studio: Warner Home Video

DVD Release Date: January 15, 2008

Run Time: 25 minutes

Cast Members:

Charlie Brown: Duncan Watson

Lucy van Pelt: Melanie Kohn

Linus van Pelt: Stephen Shea

Sally Brown: Lynn Mortensen

Schroeder: Greg Felton

Snoopy & Woodstock: Bill Melndez

Violet & Frieda: Linda Ercoli

Crystal World Peanuts Snoopy's Big Heart Figurine
Crystal World Peanuts Snoopy's Big Heart Figurine

Reviews

"Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown is one of the best of the TV specials, featuring a strong storyline laced with lots of ironic comedy based around unfulfilled expectations. ~~ Ricadus

"A worthy addition to the Peanuts pantheon of prime-time holiday specials. As with all of the best Peanuts videos, this one works on (at least) two levels: Plenty of kid-friendly humor and hijinx, as well as wry dialogue for the more sophisticated viewers." ~~ D. Anderson

"It was like watching this classic for the first time,and seeing it in a remaster edition even better, never get tired of it- the Peanuts gang is always great to see over and over again." ~~ J. Nira


"I remember how excited I was when this special 1st debuted in 1975. Funny and sad, this special got a lot of valentines sent Charles Schulz's way when it was 1st aired, all for Charlie Brown!" ~~ W. Langan

"This installment of the "Peanuts" series centers all around the travails of love and rejection. ~~ A Customer


A Peanuts Valentine Hardcover Book

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"For the first time in one irresistible book, here are fifty love-struck years of Valentine's Day strips from the inimitable Charles Schulz. Could this be the year that the little redheaded girl sends Charlie Brown a valentine? For the Peanuts gang, love is in the air . . . along with laughter and friendship. This charming collection is a perfect way for you - and someone you love - to be a part of the fun!"

After By My Valentine, Charlie Brown was shown on television, children sent numerous valentines to Charlie Brown so that he would not be sad!

How horrible is it that Charlie Brown doesn't receive a single, solitary Valentine's day Card?

I have to admit that I had not seen Be Mine, Charlie Brown since I was a child, if I did see it then. I watched it today and I was horrified to discover that Charlie Brown didn't receive a single solitary Valentine's Day card. I was incredulous. My lower jaw hung slack. How could this happen to anyone? How could this be the central part of a children's cartoon?

What do you think about Charlie Brown not receiving a single solitary Valentine's Day card?

Do you love Charlie Brown? How about the Valentine's Day specials?

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      @WordChipper: Sorry the debate wasn't working when you were here but thank you for leaving your comment here!

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      WordChipper 4 years ago

      The debate didn't seem to work for me... I was going to say that Charlie Brown was up to the challenge - "Maybe Chuck should take some Anthony Robbins confidence courses... but then we wouldn't have a story... "

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      CruiseReady 6 years ago from East Central Florida

      Good you gave a spoiler alert for the Charlie Brown Valentine's Day Special. I'll be back later.

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      Joan4 6 years ago

      We love Charlie Brown around here!

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      tandemonimom lm 7 years ago

      Charlie Brown looks good in purple! Congrats on the star!

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      Jimmie Lanley 7 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

      I aways found Charlie Brown cartoons a bit gloomy. Not a favorite.I like the ebay items, though. Very cute.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I don't remember watching this cartoon when I was younger but have watched as an adult. Makes me want to dye my hair red and send the little guy a Valentine now.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I haven't watched Charlie Brown but I do feel sorry that things did not go well in Valentine. Like you said, there is always the next year.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 7 years ago

      The crystal Snoopy i amazing

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      pcgamehardware 7 years ago

      A true classic, I love the Valentines Day special,

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      tandemonimom lm 7 years ago

      I always loved Charlie Brown, but I admit I haven't watched this in a very long time! Lensrolled to Valentine's Day T-shirts and Gifts.

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      Heather Burns 8 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      we love charlie brown!

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      Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

      lindahuangJust wanted to give you a shout from the valley of the sun, nice information, many thanks to the author. Thanks again and good luck!

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      greenerme 8 years ago

      I haven't seen this since I was a kid. I love the Christmas special and this one too.

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      Susan Deppner 8 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I love this Charlie Brown movie, bless his heart!

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      Bambi Watson 8 years ago

      Being from Minnesota, Peanuts is like an institution here lol...cute lens!Blessed!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      How could I not love Charlie Brown and I can't understand why he wouldn't have received a single valentine.

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      Dianne Loomos 8 years ago

      Nice review of Be My Valentine Charlie Brown. Poor Charlie Brown...no valentines. :-(

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      eclecticeducati1 8 years ago

      Great lens! I love you use of pink. So cool! :)