A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1963 film)
|A Boy Named Charlie Brown|
|Genre||Animated TV Special|
|Created by||Charles M. Schulz|
|Directed by||Lee Mendelson|
|Narrated by||Don Sherwood|
|Theme music composer||Vince Guaraldi|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|First shown in||1963 (Unaired)|
|Followed by||A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)|
A Boy Named Charlie Brown is an unreleased television documentary film about Charles M. Schulz and his creation Peanuts, produced by Lee Mendelson with some animated scenes by Bill Meléndez and music by Vince Guaraldi.
Although never aired on television, this 30-minute 1963 documentary was instrumental in garnering commercial support and the creative teamwork that resulted in A Charlie Brown Christmas in 1965 and the ensuing series of Peanuts television specials. Portions of the film were used in commercials for A Charlie Brown Christmas in 1965.
The documentary is available on DVD through the Charles M. Schulz Museum.
- Peter Robbins as Charlie Brown (voice)
- Christopher Shea as Linus van Pelt (voice)
- Karen Mendelson as Lucy van Pelt/Patty (voice)
- Sally Dryer as Violet Gray (voice)
- Ann Altieri as Frieda (voice)
- Tracy Stratford as Lucy van Pelt (singing voice)
- Chris Doran as Schroeder/Shermy (voice)
- Geoffrey Ornstein as Pig-Pen (voice)
- Bill Melendez as Snoopy (voice)
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