Snoopy's Getting Married, Charlie Brown
|Snoopy's Getting Married, Charlie Brown|
|Created by||Charles M. Schulz|
|Written by||Charles M. Schulz|
|Directed by||Bill Meléndez|
|Voices of||Brett Johnson
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||1|
|Executive producer(s)||Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates|
|Camera setup||Nick Vasu|
|Running time||28 minutes|
|First shown in||March 20, 1985|
|Preceded by||It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown|
|Followed by||You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown|
Snoopy's Getting Married, Charlie Brown is the 28th prime-time animated TV specials based upon the popular comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. It was originally aired on the CBS network on March 20, 1985.
Snoopy is performing guard duty for Peppermint Patty, but gets sidetracked when he meets a beautiful dog named Genevieve. Soon after, Snoopy decides to get married, and wants his brother Spike to be the Best Beagle at his wedding, resulting in Spike traveling a long way from Needles, California and trying to earn money by competing in a dog race, only to be disqualified for being a beagle and not a greyhound.
Snoopy is at first excited, but soon grows nervous at the prospect of marriage, acting miserable at his own bachelor party, and even breaking down into tears hours before the wedding. At the ceremony, everything is in order, until it seems Genevieve is late. Lucy soon arrives with news that Genevieve fell in love with a golden retriever and ran off with him, meaning that the wedding is off. Snoopy is heartbroken at first, but soon lightens up at the prospect of remaining a bachelor, and enjoys salad with Woodstock. Spike returns home to his residence, a gigantic hollowed-out cactus with electricity and modern amenities, and the show ends by Spike enjoying part of the wedding cake by himself.
The special was based on a comic strip story in 1977 (later published as "The Beagle Has Landed"). In the original strip, Snoopy's bride-to-be is never seen, and it is Spike that the bride falls for.
Though many credit this special as being Spike's first animated appearance, this is not the case. While this was his first special, he had previously made a cameo on The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show in the episode "The Lost Ballpark".
- Brett Johnson: Charlie Brown
- Jeremy Schoenberg: Linus van Pelt
- Stacy Ferguson: Sally Brown and Violet
- Heather Stoneman: Lucy van Pelt
- Gini Holtzman: Peppermint Patty
- Keri Houlihan: Marcie
- Daniel Colby: Schroeder
- Dawnn D. Leary: Sally Brown (singing voice)
- Bill Melendez: Snoopy, Woodstock, and Spike
In 1989, the special was released on a double feature VHS with You're in Love, Charlie Brown from Kartes Video Communications, Inc. Home Video. On January 9, 1996, Paramount Home Video released the special on a double feature VHS with Life Is a Circus, Charlie Brown. On June 14, 2011, Warner Home Video released the special on DVD as part of the compilation Happiness is... Peanuts: Snoopy's Adventures.