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I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (2003)

Linus and Lucy's younger brother Rerun wants a dog for Christmas, and Snoopy's brother Spike may be the answer.

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Charles M. Schulz (creator)
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Cast overview:
Jimmy Bennett ... Rerun Van Pelt (voice)
Adam Taylor Gordon ... Charlie Brown (voice)
Ashley Rose ... Lucy Van Pelt (voice)
Corey Padnos Corey Padnos ... Linus Van Pelt (voice)
Hannah Leigh ... Sally Brown (voice) (as Hannah Leigh Dworkin)
Nick Price ... Schroeder (voice)
Jake Miner Jake Miner ... Pig Pen / Franklin (voice)
Kaitlyn Maggio Kaitlyn Maggio ... Little Pigtailed Girl / Violet / Patty / Frieda (voice)
Bill Melendez ... Snoopy (voice)
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"I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown!" centers on Rerun, Linus and Lucy's lovable but ever-skeptical younger brother. It's Christmas vacation, and as usual, Rerun's big sister is stressing him out, so he decides to turn to his best friend, Snoopy, for amusement and holiday cheer. However his faithful but unpredictable beagle companion has plans of his own, giving Rerun reason to ask Snoopy to invite his canine brother Spike for a visit. When Spike shows up, it looks like Rerun will have a dog for Christmas after all - but then the real trouble begins. Written by Mykol Gantt

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Animation | Family

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

8 December 2003 (USA) See more »

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I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown See more »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Linus's line about big sisters being "the crabgrass on the lawn of life" was originally Snoopy's opinion of cats in the comic strip. See more »

Goofs

Beethoven owned at least five dogs, but Schroeder said that he never did. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Linus Van Pelt: Christmas decorations are getting more lifelike every year, Charlie Brown.
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Connections

Follows It's a Mystery, Charlie Brown (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

"Sonata No. 18, Op. 31, No. 3: Scherzo. Allegretto vivace (uncredited)
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Captures the magic
9 December 2003 | by RNMortonSee all my reviews

Charles Schulz is terribly missed by all of us Peanuts fans. This is an excellent posthumous work. Main theme is Rerun's search for a dog for Christmas, but we get to see each of the main Peanuts characters doing their thing in a Christmas setting. Not all the Charlie Brown specials have been outstanding through the years, but this one can be put right up there with the best. Kudos. 9/10


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