A Boy Named Charlie Brown
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Charlie Brown and his fellow Peanuts make their feature film debut in this animated comedy that is based on Charles Schultz long-lived cartoon strip. The story centers on a national spelling bee. Lucky Charlie Brown is so excited that he is selected to participate in it, but will he be able to overcome his chronic bad-karma and actually win?
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An hour and a half is a long time for any child -- or beagle -- to be amusing, and the whimsy that attempts to fill the time frequently falters."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"The popular comic strip was made into a nice, Oscar-nominated big-screen entertainment."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Charming; still the best of the 'Peanuts' feature films"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Schulz's script maintains much of the irony of the strips, but the injections of whimsy put its appeal uneasily between adults and children."
‑ , Time Out
"The animated adventures of the 'Peanuts' gang come off surprisingly well in this feature-length treatment, largely because the film is faithful to the spirit of the famous comic strip."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Many people I know swear to this day that they learned the 'i' before 'e' spelling rule from the jingle in this movie."
‑ , Austin Chronicle
"The only really dreadful contribution to the film is that of Rod McKuen, whose three songs can barely be endured."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"The appeal of Schultz's pop philosophy hasn't faded in forty years: this kind of sincerity can't be faked."
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"All the charm, poignancy and even melancholy of "Peanuts" faithfully captured on the big screen."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
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