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It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown! (1974)

The Peanuts gang prepare for Easter in their own clumsy ways.

Director:

Phil Roman

Writer:

Charles M. Schulz (written and created by)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Todd Barbee Todd Barbee ... Charlie Brown / Schroeder (voice)
Melanie Kohn Melanie Kohn ... Lucy van Pelt (voice)
Stephen Shea Stephen Shea ... Linus van Pelt (voice)
Linda Ercoli Linda Ercoli ... Patricia 'Peppermint Patty' Reichardt (voice)
Lynn Mortensen Lynn Mortensen ... Sally Brown / Violet / Frieda (voice)
Jimmy Ahrens Jimmy Ahrens ... Marcie (voice) (as James Ahrens)
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Storyline

With Easter coming up, the gang is hard at work for get ready for the holiday. While Snoopy is shopping for a new home for Woodstock, Peppermint Patty is having a difficult time making Easter eggs with Marcie who hasn't the slightest idea of how to do that. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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"Linus says the Easter Beagle passes out eggs to all the kids on Easter. But I bet all he ends up with is egg on his face." Will he, or won't he...thereby hangs a tail! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown! See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The jig playing in the background when Snoopy arrives as the Easter Beagle is the first movement of Beethoven's 7th Symphony in A Major. The second movement from this same symphony is heard when Sally turns impatient about the Easter Beagle's appearance. See more »

Goofs

While Snoopy and the gang are at the mall, the gang takes one escalator up and Snoopy takes the other down. As they do, we see them cross paths, even though they're going in different directions. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Marcie: I got the eggs, sir, just like you asked.
Peppermint Patty: Great. Come on in, Marcie.
[Marcie enters]
Peppermint Patty: But *please* quit calling me 'sir'.
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Connections

Followed by A Charlie Brown Valentine (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 7: Second Movement
(uncredited) (1813) (partial)
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
[Played on piano as background music when Charlie Brown is depressed]
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It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown was a pretty amusing Peanuts special
3 April 2008 | by tavmSee all my reviews

While not as entertaining as many of the other Peanuts holiday specials (Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas), there's still some amusing scenes that makes It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown worth recommending. Like seeing Peppermint Patty get frustrated every time her friend Marcie cracks open the eggs (to fry, waffle, or boil) as Patty prepares to paint them. Or Snoopy botching some attempts at getting his bird friend Woodstock a bird house. Only a Peanuts cartoon would have a scene in a Discount Mart with a sign saying "Only 246 days till Christmas" with potential presents on sale! Though while Linus' belief in the Easter Beagle, unlike that of the Great Pumkin, comes true, isn't it a bit strange no one acknowledges that it's Snoopy doing the rounds? And why is Schroeder's scene so brief here? Otherwise, this was a pretty entertaining animated special with fine work, as always, by musician Vince Guaraldi on the score.


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