Snoopy!!! The Musical (TV special)
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|Snoopy: The Musical|
|Created by||Charles M. Schulz|
Snoopy! The Musical
|Written by||Charles M. Schulz
|Directed by||Sam Jaimes|
|Voices of||Sean Collins (Charlie Brown)
Ami Foster (Sally Brown)
Jeremy Miller (Linus van Pelt)
Tiffany Billings (Lucy van Pelt)
Cameron Clarke (Snoopy)
Kristie Baker (Peppermint Patty)
Bill Meléndez (Woodstock)
Desiree Goyette (music director)
Hal Hackady (lyrics)
Christopher Cerf (music supervisor)
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||1|
|Executive producer(s)||Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates|
|Running time||50 minutes|
|Original release||January 29, 1988|
|Preceded by||Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!|
|Followed by||It's the Girl in the Red Truck, Charlie Brown|
Snoopy: The Musical is the 31st prime-time animated TV special, based on characters from the Charles M. Schulz comic strip Peanuts. It is an adaptation of the musical of the same name, and originally aired on the CBS network in 1988.
This is one of the two musicals in the Peanuts franchise where Snoopy actually has a voice (although the other kids can still not hear him).
A series of vignettes are strung together regarding the Peanuts gang. Each vignette has a song that involves various members of the gang.
- "Don't Be Anything Less Than Everything You Can Be" - Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty, Sally and Linus sing about being the best that you can be, as Snoopy observes.
- "Snoopy’s Song" - Snoopy decides to obey his owner more after Lucy almost convinces Charlie to trade him in for a cat.
- "Woodstock's Theme" - More of a musical interlude than a vignette. A small musical selection plays as Woodstock wakes up and flies, with Snoopy commenting on his technique.
- "Edgar Allan Poe" - Peppermint Patty, Lucy, Sally, Linus, Charlie Brown agonize over the teacher calling on them, figuring that no matter what, the teacher will ask them something having to do with Edgar Allan Poe.
- "I Know Now" - Sally, Peppermint Patty and Lucy sing about what they have learned as they have grown up.
- "The Vigil" - Linus once again holds vigil in the pumpkin patch on Halloween night, in hopes that the Great Pumpkin will appear. Snoopy accompanies him, but wears dark glasses so as to prevent anyone from recognizing him.
- "Clouds" - The Peanuts gang lay about in a grassy meadow, talking about what they see in the clouds. (Basically a musical take on the opening scene from A Boy Named Charlie Brown.)
- "The Great Writer" - Snoopy attempts to compose his written masterpiece: "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night".
- "Poor Sweet Baby" - Peppermint Patty and Charlie Brown discuss understanding what love is.
- "The Big Bow-Wow" - Snoopy is selected as Head Beagle, and celebrates by going out on the town, and performing at a stage show.
- "Just One Person" - The Peanuts gang sing an ensemble piece about believing in yourself
- Having adapted the musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown three years prior, Charles Schulz once again opted to adapt the other musical with the Peanuts gang. Schulz had recently utilized many comic strips for The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show.
- The song "Poor Sweet Baby" was based on the comic strip on 4/8/73 and the Broadway version song "Hurry up Face" was based on the comic strip on 9/17/72.
- The idea of Lucy mistaking a potato chip for a butterfly was borrowed from 1969's It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown.
- Stock animation of the kids leaving the school in You're Not Elected Charlie Brown and Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown was used in the "Just One Person" number.
- Stock animation of Sally leaving the school in You're Not Elected Charlie Brown was used for her entrance in the "Just One Person" number.
- Stock animations of Charlie Brown kissing The Little Red-Haired Girl, flying and landing in his bed in It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown and Peppermint Patty and Charlie Brown talking under the tree in There's No Time for Love, Charlie Brown, It's Arbor Day, Charlie Brown, and You're the Greatest, Charlie Brown were used for the "Poor Sweet Baby" segment. Plus the "Heather" version of The Little Red-Haired Girl makes a final cameo appearance.
- Rerun makes a brief cameo in the song "I Know Now" after Linus upsets him and is confronted by their parents.
- The Cat Next Door appears on screen for the first time. Here, it resembles Brutus from the 1977 film Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown.
- Constantly in the special, Lucy and Peppermint Patty switch voices.
- This is the first time Snoopy was voiced by Cameron Clarke, the second time was This is America, Charlie Brown.
- Tiffany Billings as Lucy van Pelt (speaking/singing)
- Kristie Baker as Peppermint Patty (speaking/singing) (credited as Kristi Baker)
- Cameron Clarke as Snoopy (speaking/singing)
- Sean Collins as Charlie Brown (speaking/singing) (credited as Sean Collins)
- Ami Foster as Sally Brown (speaking/singing)
- Jeremy Miller as Linus van Pelt (speaking/singing)
- Bill Melendez as Snoopy (vocal effects) and Woodstock (uncredited)
- Ivy Austin as Backup Vocals
- Christopher Cerf as Backup Vocals
- Tish Sommers as Backup Vocals
- Maeretha Stewart as Backup Vocals
- The "Peanuts" Comic Strip Created by: Charles M. Schulz
- Based upon the stage play "Snoopy" created by: Arthur Whitelaw, Michael Grace, Warren Lockhart and Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates
- and the "Peanuts" Comic Strip Created by: Charles M. Schulz
- Music by: Larry Grossman
- Lyrics by: Hal Hackady
- Musical Director: Desirée Goyette
- Executive Producer: Lee Mendelson
- Produced by: Bill Melendez
- Directed by: Sam Jaimes
- Written by: Charles M. Schulz, Christopher Cerf, Tom Dunsmuir, Judy Freudberg, Tony Geiss, Jeff Moss, Cathi Rosenberg-Turow, Mark Saltzman, Nancy Sans, Luis Santeiro, Norman Stiles
- Music Conducted by: Lenny La Croix -- Ed Bogas
- Music Supervised by: Christopher Cerf
- Co-Producer: Michael L. Grace
- Senior Storyboards: Andy Gaskill
- Storyboards by: Kelly James, Jerry Richardson
- Designed by: Utit Choomuang, Hawley Pratt, Leonardo Moran
- Layout by: Antoine Guilbaud, Kelly James
- Animation by: Bill Littlejohn, Larry Leichliter, Sam Jaimes, Al Pabian, Nancy Beiman, Mike Sanger, Pat Shinagawa, Dave Brain, Rick Leon, Bob Carlson, Rumen Petkov
- Assistant Animation: Joe Roman, Sam Flemming, Phil Cummings, Christine Harding
- Additional Animation by: Greg Tiernan, Marlene May, Ron Myrick
- Checking: Jane Gonzales, Cynthia Goode, Eve Fletcher, Janette Hulett
- Ink and Paint Supervisor: Joanne Lansing
- Ink and Paint: Micky Kreyman, Emalene Seutter, Lee Guttman, Joan Pabian, Teale Wang, Barbara Hiestand, Cookie Tricarico, Patricia Capozzi, Akemi Horiuchi, Catherine Simmonds, Roubina Janian, Martha Sigall, Colene Gonzales, Noriko Hawks
- Editing: Chuck McCann, Warren Taylor, Julie Gustafson
- Production Manager: Carole Barnes
- Production Assistants: Carol Neal, Nina Skahan, Glenn Mendelson, Kristy Mendelson, Joanna Loccisano
- Camera: Nick Vasu
- Dubbing: Universal City Studios, Inc.
- Voice Recording: Buzzy's Recording Services
- Music Recording: Hollywood Sound
- Color: Technicolor
- live action footage Producers Library Service, Hollywood, Ca., Archive Film Productions, NY, NY
- A Lee Mendelson-Bill Melendez Production
- In association with Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates and United Media Productions
- THE END "Snoopy the Musical" Copyright © 1988 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.