Peanuts’ Double Features: A Boy Named Charlie Brown and Snoopy, Come Home

Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip has been popular with generations of folks, young and old.  Actually, the comic strip is the most popular in the world.  The characters are instantly likable and have a charm that you don’t often find.

The animated version is just as enjoyable.  Filled with wonderful characters, great jazz music, colourful animation, and sharply written dialogue.  It is wholesome family entertainment.

A Boy Named Charlie Brown:

Charlie Brown is getting ready for the beginning of the baseball season but his anticipation is tempered when he sees that the pitcher’s mound is covered with dandelions.  The team loses its first game and Charlie figures it is going to be another losing season.  It seems to him that he always gets a raw deal but suddenly he is the one getting a break and things turn around.

Snoopy, Come Home:

The whole gang goes down to the beach to spend the day.  Snoopy and Peppermint Patty make plans to meet the next day at the beach but the no dogs rule makes it a little difficult. At home Snoopy is upset and fights with Linus and Lucy.

Snoopy then gets a letter from a girl named Lila asking him to come visit her at the hospital.  Charlie Brown does nor know Lila or where Snoopy has gone. Linus finds out that Lila was Snoopy’s original owner.  Charlie Brown believes that Snoopy is gone for good.

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