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This is a list of adaptations in film, television, musical theater, and video games, based on characters from the Peanuts comic strip by Charles M. Schulz.

Feature films[edit]

The rights to the first two theatrical films listed here are currently with CBS, having originally been produced by Cinema Center Films, CBS' short-lived theatrical film division, and originally released to video by CBS/Fox Video. The remaining films were produced and released by Paramount Pictures. On October 9, 2012, it was announced that 20th Century Fox's animation studio, Blue Sky Studios, will produce a new Peanuts movie on the big screen on November 6, 2015.

Title Release date Release(s) via
A Boy Named Charlie Brown November 4, 1969
  • VHS, DVD
Snoopy, Come Home August 9, 1972
  • VHS, DVD
Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown August 24, 1977
  • VHS
Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!!) May 30, 1980
  • VHS
Peanuts November 6, 2015[1]
Not Yet Released

Television[edit]

Specials[edit]

Video rights to all the television specials were licensed by Media Home Entertainment and Kartes Video Communications in the 1980s, and by Paramount Home Entertainment from 1994 to 2006. Full rights to the television specials are licensed by Warner Bros. Television from 2008 to 2014, now licensed by 20th Century Fox Television from 2015-present. save for all Peanuts theatrical films which are owned by CBS/Paramount Pictures.

Title Original air date Network Current network Release(s) via
A Charlie Brown Christmas December 9, 1965 CBS ABC
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas VHS
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas iTunes
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas DVD
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas Deluxe Edition DVD
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas 65 Years Collection DVD
  • Peanuts 1960's Collection DVD
Charlie Brown's All-Stars June 8, 1966 CBS ABC (as of 2009)
  • Peanuts 1960's Collection DVD
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown October 27, 1966 CBS ABC
  • It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown iTunes
  • It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown DVD
  • It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition DVD
  • It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown 65 Years Collection DVD
  • Peanuts 1960's Collection DVD
You're in Love, Charlie Brown June 12, 1967 CBS None
  • Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition (Bonus episode) iTunes
  • Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (Bonus episode) DVD
  • Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition (Bonus episode) DVD
  • Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown 65 Years Collection (Bonus episode) DVD
  • Happiness is Peanuts: Friends Forever DVD
  • Peanuts 1960's Collection DVD
He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown February 14, 1968 CBS None
  • Peanuts Specials Vol. 1 iTunes
  • He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition DVD
  • He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown 65 Years Collection DVD
  • Peanuts 1960's Collection DVD
It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown September 27, 1969 CBS None
  • Peanuts Specials Vol. 1 iTunes
  • Peanuts 1960's Collection DVD
Play It Again, Charlie Brown March 28, 1971 CBS None
You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown October 29, 1972 CBS ABC
  • You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown iTunes
  • It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Bonus episode) DVD
  • You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition DVD
  • You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown 65 Years Collection DVD
  • Peanuts 1970's Collection, Vol. 1 DVD
There's No Time for Love, Charlie Brown March 11, 1973 CBS None
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving November 20, 1973 CBS ABC
  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving iTunes
  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving DVD
  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Deluxe Edition DVD
  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving 65 Years Collection DVD
  • Peanuts 1970's Collection, Vol. 1 DVD
It's a Mystery, Charlie Brown February 1, 1974 CBS None
  • Peanuts Specials Vol. 1 iTunes
  • Peanuts 1970's Collection, Vol. 1 DVD
It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown April 9, 1974 CBS ABC
  • It's The Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown iTunes
  • It's The Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown DVD
  • It's The Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition DVD
  • It's The Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown 65 Years Collection DVD
  • Peanuts 1970's Collection, Vol. 1 DVD
Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown January 28, 1975 CBS ABC
  • Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown iTunes
  • Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown DVD
  • Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition DVD
  • Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown 65 Years Collection DVD
  • Peanuts 1970's Collection, Vol. 2 DVD
You're a Good Sport, Charlie Brown October 28, 1975 CBS None
  • Peanuts Specials Vol. 1 iTunes
  • You're A Good Sport, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition DVD
  • You're A Good Sport, Charlie Brown 65 Years Collection DVD
  • Peanuts 1970's Collection, Vol. 2 DVD
It's Arbor Day, Charlie Brown March 16, 1976 CBS None
  • It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown (Bonus episode) DVD
  • It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition (Bonus episode) DVD
  • It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown 65 Years Collection (Bonus episode) DVD
  • Peanuts 1970's Collection, Vol. 2 DVD
It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown October 24, 1977 CBS None
  • Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown iTunes
  • Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (Bonus episode) DVD
  • Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition (Bonus episode) DVD
  • Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown 65 Years Collection (Bonus episode) "DVD"
  • Touchdown, Charlie Brown! Deluxe Edition DVD
  • Peanuts 1970's Collection, Vol. 2 DVD
What a Nightmare, Charlie Brown! February 23, 1978 CBS None
  • Peanuts Specials Vol. 1 iTunes
  • Peanuts 1970's Collection, Vol. 2 DVD
You're the Greatest, Charlie Brown March 19, 1979 CBS None
She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown February 25, 1980 CBS ABC
  • Peanuts Specials Vol. 1 iTunes
  • Happiness Is Peanuts: Snow Days DVD
Life Is a Circus, Charlie Brown October 24, 1980 CBS None
It's Magic, Charlie Brown April 28, 1981 CBS None
Someday You'll Find Her, Charlie Brown October 30, 1981 CBS None
A Charlie Brown Celebration May 24, 1982 (1981) CBS None
  • A Charlie Brown Celebration VHS
  • A Charlie Brown Celebration 65 Years Collection DVD
Is This Goodbye, Charlie Brown? February 21, 1983 CBS None
It's an Adventure, Charlie Brown May 16, 1983 CBS None
  • It's An Adventure, Charlie Brown VHS
  • It's An Adventure, Charlie Brown 65 Years Collection DVD
What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown? May 30, 1983 CBS None
It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown April 16, 1984 CBS None
Snoopy's Getting Married, Charlie Brown March 20, 1985 CBS None
  • Happiness Is Peanuts: Snoopy's Adventures DVD
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown November 6, 1985 CBS None
  • You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown iTunes
  • You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition DVD
  • You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown 65 Years Collection DVD
Happy New Year, Charlie Brown! January 1, 1986 (1985) CBS ABC
Snoopy!!! The Musical January 29, 1988 CBS None
  • Snoopy!!! The Musical "VHS"
  • Snoopy!!! The Musical 65 Years Collection DVD
It's the Girl in the Red Truck, Charlie Brown September 27, 1988 CBS None
  • It's The Girl In The Red Truck, Charlie Brown VHS
  • It's The Girl In The Red Truck, Charlie Brown 65 Years Collection DVD
Why, Charlie Brown, Why? March 16, 1990 CBS None
  • Peanuts Specials Vol. 1 iTunes
  • Why, Charlie Brown, Why? VHS
  • Why, Charlie Brown, Why? 65 Years Collection DVD
Snoopy's Reunion May 1, 1991 CBS None
  • Snoopy's Reunion Deluxe Edition DVD
  • Snooy's Reunion 65 Years Collection "DVD"
It's Spring Training, Charlie Brown 1992 CBS None
It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown November 27, 1992 CBS None
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas (bonus episode) iTunes
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas (bonus episode) DVD
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas Deluxe Edition (Bonus episode) DVD
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas 65 Years Collection (Bonus episode) DVD
You're in the Super Bowl, Charlie Brown January 18, 1994 (1993) NBC None
  • You're In The Super Bowl, Charlie Brown VHS
  • You're In The Super Bowl, Charlie Brown 65 Years Collection DVD
It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown Straight to video (1997) Unaired None
  • It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown VHS
  • It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown VCD
  • It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown 65 Years Collection DVD
It's the Pied Piper, Charlie Brown Straight to video (2000) Unaired None
  • It's The Pied Piper, Charlie Brown DVD
  • It's The Pied Piper, Charlie Brown 65 Years Collection DVD
A Charlie Brown Valentine February 14, 2002 ABC ABC
  • A Charlie Brown Valentine DVD
  • A Charlie Brown Valentine (2011 re-issue) DVD
  • A Charlie Brown Valentine (TBA re-issue re-release) DVD
Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales December 8, 2002 ABC ABC
Lucy Must Be Traded, Charlie Brown August 29, 2003 ABC ABC (as of 2007-2011)
I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown December 9, 2003 ABC ABC
  • I Want A Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown iTunes
  • I Want A Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown DVD
  • I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition DVD
  • I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown 65 Years Collection DVD
He's a Bully, Charlie Brown November 20, 2006 ABC ABC
Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown March 29, 2011 FOX FOX
  • Happiness Is A Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown DVD
  • Happiness Is A Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown (2015 or 2016, re-issue) DVD
  • Happiness Is A Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown iTunes

Documentary specials[edit]

Title Original air date Network Release(s) via
A Boy Named Charlie Brown 1969 CBS
Charlie Brown and Charles Schulz May 24, 1969 CBS
Unreleased
Happy Anniversary, Charlie Brown January 9, 1976 CBS
Unreleased
Happy Birthday, Charlie Brown January 5, 1979 CBS
Unreleased
It's Your 20th Television Anniversary, Charlie Brown May 14, 1985 CBS
Unreleased
You Don't Look 40, Charlie Brown February 2, 1990 CBS
  • You Don't Look Forty, Charlie Brown VHS
Good Grief, Charlie Brown: A Tribute to Charles Schulz February 11, 2000 CBS
Unreleased
Here's to You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years May 10, 2000 CBS
Unreleased
The Making of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" December 6, 2001 ABC

Collections[edit]

A series of releases from Warner Home Video, collecting the prime-time TV specials in chronological order of their original production and airing. Each volume of the collection contains six specials on two DVDs, with each volume covering half a decade (the first special was 1965). All 1960s/1970s specials are included in these collections except the anniversary specials. But 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment would be re-releasing the Peanuts 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s on each volume of the collection contains six specials on two DVDs in the future.

Title Release date
Peanuts 1960's Collection July 7, 2009
Peanuts 1970's Collection, Vol. 1 October 20, 2010
Peanuts 1970's Collection, Vol. 2 June 1, 2011
It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown 65 Years Collection January 2015
It's The Girl In The Red Truck, Charlie Brown 65 Years Collection January 2015
It's An Adventure, Charlie Brown 65 Years Collection January 2015
A Charlie Brown Celebration 65 Years Collection January 2015
Snoopy!!! The Musical 65 Years Collection January 2015
Why, Charlie Brown, Why? 65 Years Collection January 2015
You're In The Super Bowl, Charlie Brown 65 Years Collection January 2015

The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show[edit]

Episode title Original air date Release(s) via Shorts
"Snoopy's Cat Fight" 9/17/1983
  • The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show: The Complete Series DVD
  • Touchdown, Charlie Brown! Deluxe edition DVD (only "Woodstock" Short)
Woodstock, Baseball, Sally, Peppermint Patty, Piano, Blanket
"Snoopy: Team Manager" 9/24/1983
  • The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show: The Complete Series DVD
Shoveling, Rerun, Lost Blanket, The Manager
"Linus and Lucy" 10/1/1983
  • Touchdown, Charlie Brown! Deluxe edition DVD (only "Football" Short)
  • The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show: The Complete Series DVD
Sally and Snoopy, Football, Beads, Love, Snowballs, Kite Flying, Linus and Lucy, Baseball
"Lucy VS the World" 10/8/1983
  • Touchdown, Charlie Brown! Deluxe edition DVD (only "Straws" Short)
  • The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show: The Complete Series DVD
Straws, Lucy Baseball, Peppermint Patty, Daisy Hill Puppy Cup, Linus and Lucy
"Linus' Security Blanket" 10/15/1983
  • The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show: The Complete Series DVD
Snoopy and Woodstock, Sally, Piano, Baseball, Sunsets, Football, Security Blanket, Kite, Woodstock, Clinging Snoopy
"Snoopy: Man's Best Friend" 10/22/1983
  • The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show: The Complete Series DVD
Kiss, Peppermint Patty, Charlie Brown is Lost!, Snoopy
"Snoopy the Psychiatrist" 10/29/1983
  • The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show: The Complete Series DVD
Charlie Brown & Lucy, Kite, The Dance, Thibault
"You Can't Win Charlie Brown" 11/5/1983
  • The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show: The Complete Series DVD
Shaking, Spaghetti, Football, Baseball, Toast, Snow Sculpture, Sit, School, Kite, The Blanket, Sally
"The Lost Ballpark" 11/12/1983
  • The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show: The Complete Series DVD
Crawl, Marcie, Truffles, The Lost Ballfield
"Snoopy's Football Career" 11/19/1983
  • The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show: The Complete Series DVD
Gold Stars, Blanket, Piano, Teaching
"Chaos in the Classroom" 11/26/1983
  • The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show: The Complete Series DVD
Sally at School, Football, School Patrol, Blanket, The Team
"It's that Team Spirit, Charlie Brown" 12/3/1983
  • Happiness is Peanuts: Go Snoopy Go! DVD
  • The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show: The Complete Series DVD
Vulture, Blanket, Peppermint Patty, Rerun, Rainy Day
"Lucy Loves Schroeder" 12/10/1983
  • Happiness is Peanuts: Friends Forever DVD
  • The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show: The Complete Series DVD
Tree-Eating Kite, Sally, Camp, Lucy Loves Schroeder, Scared Snoopy
"Snoopy and the Giant" 9/14/1985
  • Happiness is Peanuts: Snoopy's Adventures DVD
  • The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show: The Complete Series DVD
Snoopy's Foot, Giant, Rerun
"Snoopy's Brother Spike" 9/21/1985
  • Happiness is Peanuts: Team Snoopy DVD
  • The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show: The Complete Series DVD
The Pelicans, Great Pumpkin, Spike
"Snoopy's Robot" 9/28/1985
  • The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show: The Complete Series DVD
Snoopy's Robot, Linus and the Blanket, Friends
"Peppermint Patty's School Days" 10/5/1985
  • The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show: The Complete Series DVD
School Days, Snoopy's Trick, Snoopy's Flight
"Sally's Sweet Babboo" 10/12/1985
  • Happiness is Peanuts: Snow Days DVD
  • The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show: The Complete Series DVD
The Play, Sweet Babboo!, Snoopy's Story

This Is America, Charlie Brown mini-series[edit]

Episode title Original air date Release(s) via
"The Mayflower Voyagers" 10/21/1988
  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving DVD
  • This Is America, Charlie Brown DVD
"The Birth of the Constitution" 10/28/1988
  • This Is America, Charlie Brown DVD
"The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk" 11/4/1988
  • This Is America, Charlie Brown DVD
"The NASA Space Station" 11/11/1988
  • This Is America, Charlie Brown DVD
"The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad" 2/10/1989
  • This Is America, Charlie Brown DVD
"The Great Inventors" 3/10/1989
  • This Is America, Charlie Brown DVD
"The Smithsonian and the Presidency" 4/19/1989
  • This Is America, Charlie Brown DVD
"The Music and Heroes of America" 5/23/1989
  • This Is America, Charlie Brown DVD

Other specials[edit]

Title Original air date Network
Snoopy at the Ice Follies 10/24/1971 NBC
Snoopy's International Ice Follies 11/12/1972 NBC
Snoopy Directs the Ice Follies 11/13/1973 NBC
Snoopy's Musical on Ice 5/24/1978 CBS
The Big Stuffed Dog 2/8/1981 NBC

Musicals[edit]

Title Debuted Written by
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
1967, Off-Broadway
Clark Gesner
Snoopy: The Musical
1975, San Francisco
Larry Grossman
Hal Hackady

Video games[edit]

Title Platform(s) Release date
Snoopy and the Red Baron Atari 2600 1984
Charlie Brown ABCs Commodore 64 1984
Snoopy Commodore 64 1984
Snoopy's Magic Show Game Boy 1990
Snoopy's Silly Sports Spectacular Nintendo Entertainment System 1990
Snoopy's Game Club PC (Windows) 1992
Snoopy Concert (Japan only) Super Famicom 1995
Get Ready for School, Charlie Brown! PC (Windows) 1995
Snoopy no Hajimete no Otsukai (Japan only) Game Boy (Super Game Boy) 1996
Snoopy Tennis Game Boy Color 2001
Where's the Blanket, Charlie Brown? PC (Windows and Mac OS) 2003
Snoopy vs. the Red Baron PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, PC 2006
Charlie Brown All-Stars PlayStation 2 2006
It's the Big Game, Charlie Brown! PC (Windows and Mac OS) 2007
Charlie Brown Das Grosse Finale (German version of It's the Big Game, Charlie Brown!) PC (Windows and Mac OS) 2007
Snoopy no Aiken DS: Chitte Okitai Inu no Koto - Inu no Nouryoku - Anata no Shitsuke (Japan only) Nintendo DS 2009
Snoopy Flying Ace Xbox 360 2010
Snoopy's Street Fair iPad 2011
Charlie Brown's All Stars! iPad 2013
Snoopy Coaster iPad 2013

Commercials[edit]

Cheerios (1984), (1985), (1986)

Unofficial works[edit]

These are unauthorized parodies and homages of Peanuts.

Title Release date
Bring Me the Head of Charlie Brown (student film) 1986
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead (play) August 2004

References[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Peanuts 2015 press release". Peanuts. Retrieved 6 June 2013.