It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Studio: Bill Melendez Productions Release Date : October 27, 1966 Series: Peanuts
Cumulative rating:
(4 ratings submitted)

Associated Studio(s)

United Feature Syndicate


Linus is getting ready for his yearly trip to the pumpkin patch to greet the Great Pumpkin. He talks Sally into waiting with him, but their paths are crossed with Snoopy, imagining himself as a World War One fighter pilot trying to find his way home.


Charlie Brown
(Voice: Peter Robbins)
Linus Van Pelt
(Voice: Christopher "Chris" Shea)
Lucy Van Pelt
(Voice: Sally Dryer)
Sally Brown
(Voice: Kathy Steinberg)
(Voice: Ann Altieri)
(Voice: Ann Altieri)
(Voice: Gail DeFaria)
(Voice: Lisa DeFaria)
(Voice: Jose Cuauhtemoc "Bill" Melendez)
(Voice: Glen Mendelson)
(Voice: Glen Mendelson)


Nominated for the Emmy Award: Outstanding Children's Program



Clips Used In:

Happy Birthday, Charlie Brown (The kids going out for Trick or Treat is used in this special.)

Reused Animation Used in:

A Boy Named Charlie Brown (Reuses the Red Baron segment)
He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown

Cut Scenes

  • During 1980s and 1990s CBS airings, the trick-or-treat sequence was trimmed down.
  • 2 scenes were cut in early ABC airings and were later restored for later and recent airings on the network.
  • The Coca Cola and Dolly Madison sponsers were cut out of the opening credits in later airings and home video releases.
  • Recent ABC half-hour airings of the show have Charlie Brown trying to kick the football from Lucy and Snoopy moving to the Schroeder's music was cut altohugh it's present in the 1-hour airings with You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown (the latter special which features cuts).

Inside Jokes

  • Look closely at the TV Guide Lucy is reading while Linus sets off to ail his letter to The Great Pumpkin, and you can see Lucy herself on the front of the cover!


United States

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

CED Disc

United States

A Charlie Brown Festival Volume 3

Laserdisc (CAV)

United States

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown


United States

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Remastered Deluxe Edition)
Peanuts Deluxe Holiday Edition
Peanuts 1960's Collection
Peanuts Deluxe Collection
Peanuts Classic Complete Holiday Collection
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

United Kingdom

Peanuts 1960's Collection

BluRay Disc

United States

Peanuts Deluxe Holiday Edition
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

4K Ultra HD

United States

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Peanuts Holiday Collection

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 25:12
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 Country: United States

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From TibbyH :

No Halloween for me is complete without a viewing of the best Peanuts cartoon.
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