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It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
Peanuts Halloween Cartoon
Hello Peanuts Halloween fans! Here you'll find information on the spooky Peanuts cartoon classic "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown." We'll have fun trick or treating with the Peanuts gang, bobbing for apples with Linus and Lucy and listening to the Peanuts Halloween theme "The Great Pumpkin Waltz."
Read on for Snoopy Halloween pictures, Charlie Brown Halloween wallpapers, Peanuts Halloween images and of course Linus and his sincere pumpkin patch anxiously awaiting the arrival of none other than the Great Pumpkin!
Happy Halloween from Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang by Charles Schulz!
Charlie Brown, Snoopy and The Great Pumpkin
A Peanuts Halloween
If you're like me, chances are you grew up watching Charlie Brown and Snoopy cartoons. Every holiday season, whether it was Halloween (It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown), Thanksgiving (A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving) or Christmas (), every Peanuts cartoon really captured my heart. A Charlie Brown Christmas
There's a simplicity and endearing innocence about the Peanuts characters and their world. Many of us knew a kid growing up that was attached to a security blanket like Linus. Sally had a crush on her "Sweet Baboo." We all rooted for Charlie Brown as he ran toward that football, only to have mean little Lucy yank it away at the last moment. And Snoopy? Wow, what can you say about Joe Cool and his faithful avian sidekick Woodstock?
So if Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and the other lovable Schulz characters bring back great memories for you as well, this page is for you. Enjoy your stroll down memory lane as we spend Halloween with the Peanuts gang.
Linus and Snoopy awaiting the arrival of the Great Pumpkin - The most sincere pumpkin patch, Snoopy Linus Jack O' Lantern
The Great Pumpkin Theme Song - The Great Pumpkin Waltz
Click the image to the left to listen to "The Great Pumpkin Waltz," the wonderful theme song from It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
An Overview of the classic Halloween cartoon
Originally airing on October 27, 1966 on CBS, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" is a beloved television special based on the comic strip Peanuts by artist and author Charles M. Schulz. The Great Pumpkin is the third Peanuts special which was produced and animated by Bill Melendez. CBS played the special annually through the year 2000, at which point ABC Family acquired the rights in 2001.
The Great Pumpkin has been nominated for an Emmy award and is available on VHS, DVD and Blu-ray. Warner Home Video released a remastered deluxe edition of The Great Pumpkin in September of 2008 with the bonus feature "It's Magic, Charlie Brown" (which originally aired in 1981).
A retrospective book on the Great Pumpkin was published in 2006 to celebrate the classic cartoon's 40th anniversary. This wonderful Peanuts book includes the entire script, never before seen photographs, storyboard excerpts and even interviews with the original child actors who portrayed the Peanuts characters.
It's the Great Pumpkin DVD, Great Pumpkin Blu-ray - Great Pumpkin bluray, Great Pumpkin decorations, Peanuts Halloween flags
Snoopy and Woodstock Halloween - Peanuts Halloween Celebration, Woodstock Snoopy Jack O Lantern
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Plot
Great Pumpkin storyline
The storyline of The Great Pumpkin primarily revolves around Linus Van Pelt's obsession with "The Great Pumpkin," Halloween's equivalent of Santa Claus. According to Linus, legend has it that every Halloween eve a magical creature named The Great Pumpkin will rise from the most sincere pumpkin patch. The Great Pumpkin will then deliver toys to all of the good little boys and girls across the world.
Despite the rest of the Peanuts gang's ridicule, Linus persists and writes his annual letter to The Great Pumpkin. When Halloween night arrives, Linus convinces Sally to skip trick or treating and await the arrival of The Great Pumpkin in his pumpkin patch. Sally, wanting to believe her sweet baboo, decides to take the risk. The others go trick or treating and while everyone else receives candy, poor Charlie Brown gets a rock.
Late into the evening, Linus sees a shadowy feature begin to rise from within the pumpkin patch. In all of the excitement, Linus passes out. The "shadowy figure" turns out to be none other than Snoopy dressed up in his WWI Flying Ace outfit. Furious that she missed out on the festivites, Sally storms off.
Early the following morning, Lucy realizes her little brother isn't in bed. She ventures out to the pumpkin patch to find him asleep on the ground. Lucy brings Linus back inside and tucks him safely in his bed. The special ends with Charlie Brown and Linus commiserating at the neighborhood brick wall. Linus vows that next year will be the year that the Great Pumpkin will finally show.
Linus and the Great Pumpkin - Most sincere pumpkin patch
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- Peanuts on Wikipedia
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