DVD 75 mins IMDB 6.4
NR (Not Rated)
I Want A Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown
Paramount Pictures (2003)
In Collection
#214

Seen It:
Yes
Animation, Children, Family, Holiday
USA  /  English

Bill Melendez Snoopy (voice)
Ashley Rose Orr Lucy Van Pelt (voice)
Corey Padnos Linus Van Pelt (voice)
Jimmy Bennett Rerun (voice)
Hannah Leigh Dworkin Sally (voice)
Adam Taylor Gordon Charlie Brown (voice)
Kaitlyn Maggio Little girl in Rerun's class (voice)
Jake Miner Pig Pen/Franklin (voice)
Nick Price Schroeder (voice)
Jimmy Bennett (III)

Director Bill Melendez; Larry Leichliter
Producer Bill Melendez; Lee Mendelson
Writer Charles M. Schulz

I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown might otherwise be called "Peanuts: The Next Generation" for its sprightly emphasis on Linus and Lucy's younger brother, Rerun, and his quest to be worthy of a pet pooch. Like a, well, dog with a bone, Rerun is intent on forging a happy friendship with a canine as cool as Charlie Brown's Snoopy--in fact, he keeps coming around to see if Snoopy wants to play. (Of course, Snoopy's idea of playing is making Rerun his co-pilot in the imaginary cockpit of his imaginary World War I bomber.) This holiday season television special is not the wise, enduring classic that is 1965's A Charlie Brown Christmas, but it is charming and sweet, particularly when Snoopy's brother, the desert-dwelling Spike, comes to stay. Schroeder fans will enjoy the usual shtick between love-struck Lucy and the piano genius' detachment. --Tom Keogh

Edition Details
Distributor Paramount
Edition REGION 1
Barcode 097368797246
Region Region 1
Release Date 10/26/2004
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Subtitles English; English (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1

Features
The Making Of A Charlie Brown Christmas Whoopi Goldberg hosts this fascinating look at the history of the Emmy winning Peanuts classic. Featuring interviews with the show's original cast and producers plus footage of Peanuts creator Charles Shultz at work. Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales The Peanuts characters spread their special brand of holiday joy in this smile-raising collection of unforgettable Christmas moments.