It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown
Studio: Bill Melendez Productions Release Date : September 27, 1969 Series: Peanuts
  1. General Info

Cumulative rating:       (1 rating submitted)

Synopsis

What did Charlie Brown and the gang do last summer? To complete a 400 word essay, the Peanuts gang writes about how they all spent their summer vacation at camp and the ups and downs of their experience (although, it's mostly down for the boys).

Characters

Charlie Brown
(Voice: Peter Robbins)
Lucy Van Pelt
(Voice: Pamelyn Ferdin)
Linus Van Pelt
(Voice: Glenn Gilger)
Sally Brown
(Voice: Hilary Momberger)
Snoopy
(Voice: Jose Cuauhtemoc "Bill" Melendez)
Schroeder
(Voice: John Daschback)
Peppermint Patty
(Voice: Christopher DeFaria)
Freida
Shermy
Pig-Pen
Violet
Patty

Credits

Director

Jose Cuauhtemoc "Bill" Melendez

Camera

Nick Vasu
Wally Bulloch
Jim Dixon

Conductor

John Scott Trotter

Producer

Lee Mendelson
Jose Cuauhtemoc "Bill" Melendez

Graphic Blandishment

Edward "Ed" Levitt
Bernard Gruver
Ellie Bonnard
Evert Brown
Don Lusk
Frank Smith
Robert W. "Bob" Carlson Jr.
Spencer Peel
Ruth Kissane
Beverly Robbins
Joaquin Rodolfo "Rudy" Zamora
Brad Case
Philip "Phil" Roman
William "Bill" Littlejohn
Herman R. Cohen
Hank Smith
Jan Green
Sam Jaimes
Eleanor Warren
Faith Kovaleski
Manon Washburn
Gwenn Dotzler

Writer

Charles M. Schulz

Editor

Robert T. "Bob" Gillis
Chuck McCann
Steve Melendez

Original Score

Vince Guaraldi

Broadcasters

CBS

Distributor(s)

United Feature Syndicate

Trivia

Charles Schulz said that Bill Littlejohn's animation of Snoopy and Lucy arm-wrestling was his favorite piece of animation from any of the Peanuts specials.

Video Information

VHS

United States

Snoopy Double Feature Vol. 3: You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown / It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown

CED Disc

United States

A Charlie Brown Festival Volume 3

Laserdisc (CAV)

United States

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

DVD

United States

Peanuts 1960's Collection
He's a Bully, Charlie Brown

United Kingdom

Peanuts 1960's Collection

Technical Specifications

Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 4 : 3 (Television)
Color Type: Color
Sound Type: Mono
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English
Original Countrie: United States

Reviews and Comments

From TibbyH :

This special marked the end of an era for Peanuts. Not only being the final cartoon of the 1960s, but the final special to use the most of the original 1965 voice cast, and the final traditional Vince Guaraldi score before he would go on experimenting in the 70s. It's certainly worth experiencing just for the historical merit, but the cartoon itself isn't that bad. The music is lively, the animation is pretty excellent (especially the arm wrestle between Snoopy and Lucy), and the gender wars story is hilarious. I remember experiencing a lot of the same turmoils that Charlie Brown went through when I went to camp as a kid. I still stand this is one of the weaker specials of the 60s, but it has enough good qualities to justify a watch. A farewell to the 60s before things would start to change come the next decade.
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History

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Sources

Charles M. Schulz: Writer
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Jose Cuauhtemoc "Bill" Melendez: Director
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Lee Mendelson: Producer
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Jose Cuauhtemoc "Bill" Melendez: Producer
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Edward "Ed" Levitt: Graphic Blandishment
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Bernard Gruver: Graphic Blandishment
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Ellie Bonnard: Graphic Blandishment
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Evert Brown: Graphic Blandishment
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Don Lusk: Graphic Blandishment
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Frank Smith: Graphic Blandishment
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Robert W. "Bob" Carlson Jr.: Graphic Blandishment
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Spencer Peel: Graphic Blandishment
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Ruth Kissane: Graphic Blandishment
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Beverly Robbins: Graphic Blandishment
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Joaquin Rodolfo "Rudy" Zamora: Graphic Blandishment
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Brad Case: Graphic Blandishment
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Philip "Phil" Roman: Graphic Blandishment
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William "Bill" Littlejohn: Graphic Blandishment
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Herman R. Cohen: Graphic Blandishment
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Hank Smith: Graphic Blandishment
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Jan Green: Graphic Blandishment
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Sam Jaimes: Graphic Blandishment
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Eleanor Warren: Graphic Blandishment
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Faith Kovaleski: Graphic Blandishment
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Manon Washburn: Graphic Blandishment
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Gwenn Dotzler: Graphic Blandishment
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Vince Guaraldi: Original Score
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John Scott Trotter: Conductor
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Robert T. "Bob" Gillis: Editor
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Chuck McCann: Editor
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Steve Melendez: Editor
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Nick Vasu: Camera
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Wally Bulloch: Camera
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Jim Dixon: Camera
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