my favorite peanuts cartoon with the best music me and you, two man crew and Charlie Brown singing a melancholy tune about Snoopy being gone while putting his head against the wall. The "no dogs allowed" with the voice is great. One of the more sadder animations out there especially for a Snoopy cartoon but still very enjoyable. I last saw it on Disney channel many moons ago and wonder why it is not played more often on TV or cable.Great movie and recommended for fans of snoopy and the gang everywhere.watch it with your dog or remember past dogs
World's most lovable beagle (by Karma-15)
When I was 7, I thought this movie was the greatest of all-time. Now I'm 34 and still think it's really, really cool. Who could resist the adventures of Snoopy? "Peanuts" managed to speak to me when I was a child and it continues to do so now that I'm an adult.
Great Movie (by marlou-madrio)
This is a Great Movie which I got to see in 1990 from a Laser disc we rented.This also gives us an idea about the origins of Snoopy and his original owner Leila.The soundtrack is also great.I watched this movie with my niece and nephew who enjoyed it much as I did back then.I liked the part when Charlie Brown said "It took that rock 5,000 years to come to shore, now your putting it back".This is a movie which can be enjoyed by the family.It takes me to an earlier time of innocence.I wish things were a lot simpler now as it was then.
It's a Wonderful Dog! (by mike48128)
A bit slow in spots, especially for little kids. Introduces "Woodstock" as Snoopy's birdie buddy and aspiring secretary. Two haunting songs: "No Dogs Allowed" and "Snoopy Come home." Other songs also, but not really a musical. Snoopy takes a long trip to visit his first owner, Lila, who is recovering in the Hospital. "You got a used dog, Charlie Brown". I rate it higher than some other critics because my 3 children almost ran the VHS copy to death. The fear s that it is a bit melancholy seem quite ridiculous, as not all "cartoons" have <more>
to be like "My Little Pony", do they? Not violent and very well-produced and animated. The closest it comes to controversy is a little spoiled girl "kidnapping" poor Snoopy for a while and dressing him up like a doll, against his will! At his farewell party, all Snoopy gets for presents are dog bones! Woodstock keeps track of the presents. Almost "Disney-like" in nature, and that is a big compliment. Snoopy does indeed finally come home, as expected, after all.
More tear-jerking and less funny. (by ultramatt2000-1)
I saw this movie when I was four. I loved it as a kid, but now that I saw it with a new set of eyes, I found out that this is pure childhood melancholy! Apart from the film's opening theme song, which is downright catchy, there is this song that goes like this: "Me and you, a two-man crew. We are the best of buddies. We are the best of buddies." That song is happy. Another funny moment, was at the goodbye-party where Snoopy got bones for gifts given by the gang. Also, the part where Snoopy and Woodstock are on their way and they see a worm. Let's not forget the Snoopy vs. <more>
Linus and his boxing match with Lucy. That was funny. Humor aside, the 75% of the film is a tearjerker. Snoopy gets a letter from his original owner and has to go and meet her. Charlie Brown doesn't get it and the beagle's departure sends the whole gang to an uproar! Along, the way, Snoopy and Woodstock run into a common obstacle the "No Dogs Allowed" law. This sad story was a feature length adaptation from a comic strip that Charles Schultz made in 1968. If you think that is one surprising fact, another one is that the Sherman Brothers the duo behind the MARRY POPPINS songs wrote the songs. This is an attempt to make it commercial and to cater it to those who watch Disney and Saturday morning cartoons as seen with Snoopy saving Woodstock from the crazy animal-lover. Call the ASPCA! So if you think Disney is the only one that makes sad stuff, guess again. SNOOPY COME HOME is not the only one. CHARLOTTE'S WEB 1973 is a sad one another one with songs by the Sherman Brothers . AN American TAIL 1986 is another. The ending to the Chuck Jones cartoon, WHAT'S OPERA DOC? 1957 is another. Recently, the FAIRLY ODDPARENTS episode, "The Grass is getting Greener" is an example. Another thing that made me rethink about this movie is that this was the last movie made by Cinema Center Films which was created by CBS. In fact, this was the last movie by Cinema Center Films and it was closed down because it was a flop! Why did it flop?1. Most people wanted to see their animated movies in the same or similar fashion as Disney. Which leads to two. 2. It tries to be like Disney with the avid musical numbers. Did you know that aired on the Disney Channel a few times? 3. Too depressing. This film and THE REVENGERS were biggest flips from Cinema Center Films' biggest flops. Gee, if they only made a monster movie. Speaking monsters if you look in the background of the scene where Peppermint Patty and Charlie Brown are at the amusement park, you see posters that read "Dinosaurs", "Dragons" and "Moon Monsters." This is because that monsters were popular to kids, specifically boys . This was in a time where monster movies were easily accessed to kids before political correctness ruined it. Speaking of politically correct, nobody wants to make a sad film, which is why there are a lot of cartoons that are wacky, upbeat, noisy and crude. Not to mention unintentional shock as seen in those post-2010 shows on Cartoon Network. So if your kids are hyped up on those wacky cartoons, give them a nice tranquil movie like this one. It brings back this innocent charm, so it is rated G.
surprisingly good for peanuts movie (by tunafizzle)
I've seen at least a dozen Peanuts movies/episodes/specials. A common theme I've noticed is that it is if whoever did the writing, storyboarding, and dialog only had 35 minutes to complete the job. The result being a pretty unwatchable, rarely funny, poor quality assortment of random scenes sometimes with little to no plot at all . This was actually pretty good and manages to elicit emotions from you pretty well throughout. Pacing is a bit off at times but nothing too bad.Overall, if you haven't found much appeal in Peanuts animation beyond the X-mas/Halloween specials, this <more>
definitely worth watching. I think it's, in fact, a great deal better those two specials.
Another Part of the Charles M. Schultz Legacy (by geode)
I was a 21 year old working as a projectionist in a neighborhood theater when this film was released and I had the opportunity to help get it up on the screen. This seemed like such a nice and enjoyable gem back then, with some scenes as breezy as a summer's day and others with a somewhat darker but thoughtful tone themes of rejection and the sadness of separation . It was an early " buddy movie" shown pointedly in the cross-country journey that Snoopy takes with Woodstock. Some scenes are reminiscent of a Hope and Crosby "road" picture. There is a delightful song <more>
sung by Shelby Flint in the film....she would later sing another in the first rate animated film, The Rescuers. I actually tracked down a couple of her albums as a result. I don't have children, but I still think this is a delightful film and I have my own personal video copy. Good for all ages.
a sweet little Peanuts entry to see as a kid; good mix of humor and pathos (by Quinoa1984)
I remember this Peanuts movie-special, along with A Boy Named Charlie Brown, fondly as a kid, when they replayed these specials on Nickelodeon or it might have been Disney's channel, can't remember which . Each one had several songs in each pot, all of them catchy to one degree or another, and featuring some of the genuine wit of the comic strips. This film is maybe relying on more sentimentality than the former, as in this one the issue of leaving home and belonging to an master/owner and the attachment , and the comedy isn't as rampant as in other Peanuts specials. But of the <more>
dozens of Peanuts specials- and the short-lived television series- this is one of the better ones, as there are some moments that still stick in my mind many years after seeing it. One of these is the classic "No Dog's Allowed" song, with the perfect bass sounding voice. And the whole sequence where Snoopy is under protest taken in by a very determined little girl is brilliantly done for laughs. For some kids, depending on if they're attached to the Peanuts or not, may feel stronger with this film, with the very conflicting climax with Snoopy and his masters. There's enough fun though, as Woodstock's first appearance in the Peanuts series is well placed and delivered, with as many vaudevillian expressions as Snoopy.Just good, family fun for all.
This feature, as you probably gathered, largely centres around Snoopy, Charlie Brown's dog.Charlie Brown has been becoming ever more resentful of Snoopy's recent independence in particular going to the beach to spend time with Peppermint Patty , and, after cutting his thumb while trying to open his can of dog-food, he gives Snoopy a scolding and makes him feel guilty and worthless.The following day, when Snoopy tries to go to the beach to see Peppermint Patty again as promised, suddenly a sign has been put up saying that dogs are not allowed on the beach. This starts a chain reaction <more>
that begins a string of frustration within Snoopy...More snubbing comes from other members of the Peanuts gang when what started off as being a bit of fun with Linus and his security blanket soon turns sadistic and nasty, once again with Snoopy on the losing end.Snoopy then has a bit of fun with Linus' elder sister Lucy, who is using boxing gloves, and they have a bit of a light-hearted spar, but again Snoopy pushes things that little bit too far and ends up upsetting Lucy and she spits the dummy at him.Shortly afterwards, Snoopy receives a letter from a mysterious girl named Lila, who is in hospital and for some reason craves his presence. Snoopy and his bird friend Woodstock making his animated film debut here suddenly set off to meet her. Their journey is plagued by quite a few of the famous 'No dogs allowed'-type signs, which again do little to heighten the spirits of our favourite beagle!Eventually, however, Snoopy and Woodstock reach the hospital where Lila is staying, and her spirit does indeed rise when the dog suddenly appears by her bedside and enriches her enthusiasm. However, little does Snoopy know that she will practically coax her into doing something that will really tug at his heart-strings...I first saw this film as a boy in my early tens, and even when I watch it now it has lost none of its ability to endear and -- in particular -- choke. There is one particular section that still makes me cry to this day at a party for Snoopy, where poor Charlie Brown is just too choked to say anything. Even just THINKING about that scene induces tears...As a whole, though, the film is enjoyable fare. It's not a classic, but it's still memorable, and has some actually quite good songs that are not in the least bit intrusive and only add to the overall charm. There is also some spot humour, much of which is caused by Woodstock's erratic flying and Snoopy's constantly being taunted by the 'No dogs allowed' signs permating his venture.Recommended, but don't expect your eyes to be anything other than moist at some point in the film!