I Want a Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown
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I Want a Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown

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Director: Larry Leichliter, Bill Melendez

Cast: Larry Leichliter, Bill Melendez

     
 

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The Peanuts gang returns in I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown. The story concerns the younger brother of Linus and Lucy Van Pelt, Rerun. Rerun wants nothing more than his very own dog, but his parents are unwilling to get him one. Unable to convince Charlie Brown to lower his ten-million-dollar asking price for Snoopy, Rerun decides to adopt Snoopy's

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The Peanuts gang returns in I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown. The story concerns the younger brother of Linus and Lucy Van Pelt, Rerun. Rerun wants nothing more than his very own dog, but his parents are unwilling to get him one. Unable to convince Charlie Brown to lower his ten-million-dollar asking price for Snoopy, Rerun decides to adopt Snoopy's brother, Spike, who has come to celebrate the holiday season.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown is something of a mixed blessing. It's always a pleasure to be reunited with good ol' Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang, especially at Christmastime, when the strains of the "Linus and Lucy" theme can prove irresistible. But this 2003 television special fails to capture the spirit that made A Charlie Brown Christmas an instant classic and holiday perennial. The late Charles Schulz's guiding hand is sorely missed, particularly in an ill-advised subplot in which Rerun, Linus and Lucy's baby brother, jokes to a female classmate about running away to Paris and is suspended from school for harassment! More in keeping with Schulz's gentle humor and intimately observed child's-eye view of the world are vignettes that deal with Rerun's odd-boy-out sibling relations and his ruminations from the travel seat of his mother's bicycle. Meanwhile, Rerun pesters his mother for a dog and asks for Snoopy to come out and play with him. Faithful readers of Peanuts will get a nostalgic kick out of one classic Schulz gag: Rerun (Linus in the original strip) panics during his school Christmas pageant. He has forgotten his lines. A well-timed threat from Lucy jogs his memory. To quote A Charlie Brown Christmas, perhaps this isn't such a bad little special after all. Maybe all it needs is a little love.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/06/2009
UPC:
0883929081974
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
0:41:00
Sales rank:
45,248

Special Features

Another Story Featuring the Gang: Happy New Year, Charlie Brown; ; A School Assignment over the Christmas Holidays to Read and Write a Book Report on War and Peace Brings no Peace on Earth to the Constantly Distracted Charlie Brown; All-New Featurette - Sibling Rivalry: Growing Up Van Pelt ; ; How Charles Schulz Came to Create the Character of Return Van Pelt as a Younger Brother to Lucy and Linus

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I Want a Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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mjk44 More than 1 year ago
A good Peanuts story with a couple different characters.