It Was A Short Summer, Charlie Brown Original and Limited Edition Art

It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown is the sixth prime-time animated television special based on the popular comic strip Peanuts, created by Charles M. Schulz.[1] It was directed by Bill Melendez and originally aired on CBS on September 27, 1969 It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown was the first Peanuts special to not feature the majority of the original voice cast from the inaugural A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965), who had begun to age out of their roles; Ann Altieri, Sally Dryer and Peter Robbins (in his last appearance voicing Charlie Brown) did return, as did Melendez, who once again not only directed but voiced Snoopy and Woodstock. Among the notable additions to the cast was Pamelyn Ferdin, Robbins's co-star on Blondie. NOTES:
  • When Snoopy pretends to be a bus driver, he passes by a map that includes the names of several crew members, including Schulz City, Levitttown (for Ed Levitt, one of the designers), Leesville (for Lee Mendelson), Gruverberg (for Bernard Gruver, another one of the designers), and Cuidad (misspelled) de Melendez (for Bill Melendez).
  • Charles Schulz once stated that the arm wrestling competition between the Masked Marvel and Lucy was his all-time favorite piece of animation.
  • Even though this was the last Peanuts Tv Special to be released in the 1960's, the last Peanuts animation adaptation to be released in the 1960's was the first ever Peanuts Feature-Film "A Boy Named Charlie Brown", which premiered in theaters 3 months after "It was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown" aired on television.
  • This was the final TV special to feature Peter Robbins as the voice of Charlie Brown. Robbins' voice would also be heard in the feature film A Boy Named Charlie Brown which was released later in 1969.
CREDITS:
  • Created and Written by: Charles M. Schulz
  • Directed by: Bill Melendez
  • Produced by: Lee Mendelson, Bill Melendez
  • Graphic Blandishment: Ed Levitt, Bernard Gruver, Ellie Bonnard, Evert Brown, Don Lusk, Frank Smith, Bob Carlson, Spencer Peel, Ruth Kissane, Beverly Robbins, Rudy Zamora, Brad Case, Phil Roman, Alan Zaslove, Bill Littlejohn, Herman Cohen, Manuel Perez, Hank Smith, Jan Strejan, Sam Jaimes, Eleanor Warren, Faith Kovaleski, Manon Washburn, Gwenn Dotzler
  • Original Score Composed and Performed by: Vince Guaraldi
  • Arranged and Conducted by: John Scott Trotter
  • Assistant Director: Hideyuki Tanaka
  • Editing: Bob Gillis, Chuck McCann, Steve Melendez
  • Recording:
    • Voices: Radio Recorders, Sid Nicholas
    • Music: United Recorders, Arte Becker
    • Mix: Producers' Sound Service, Don Minkler, Bill Mumford
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