A Boy Named Charlie Brown

USA | 1969 | 86 minutes | Bill Melendez

August 18, 2019

In 1969, Charles M. Schulz's beloved Peanuts characters made their big screen debut with A Boy Named Charlie Brown. Experience the Oscar-nominated film once more with us, as we honor the 50th anniversary of this family-friendly animated classic.

"There is something nice about Charlie Brown's stoicism in the face of continual defeat."—Vincent Canby, The New York Times

Having road tested the Peanuts characters on the small screen with a number of made-for-television animated specials (among them A Charlie Brown Christmas in 1965 and It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown in 1966), Charles M. Schulz and director Bill Melendez made the leap to the big screen with A Boy Named Charlie Brown, featuring that iconic "round-headed kid," his dog Snoopy, his sister Sally, best friend Linus, Peppermint Patty, and the rest of the gang. Thrill as Charlie Brown struggles with that kite eating tree, whether or not to kick that football, and his newest challenge: the national spelling bee finals.

  • Director: Bill Melendez
  • Principal Cast: Peter Robbins, Pamelyn Ferdin, Gelnn Gilger, Andy Pforsich, Sally Dryer, Ann Altieri, Christopher DeFaria, Bill Melendez
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1969
  • Running Time: 86 minutes
  • Producer: Bill Melendez, Lee Mendelson
  • Screenplay: Charles M. Schulz
  • Language: English
  • Rating: G