Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown

"Fall in love with Peanuts"

America's most lovable guy, Charlie Brown, is featured in this special episode with the Peanuts gang which is all about Valentine’s Day. Charlie Brown seeks the return of his affection by bringing his briefcase of Valentines to school in hopes of discovering that he is popular with the girls in his class. We can all relate to Charlie's eagerness to learn who may have that "secret" crush on him and as kids; we were excited to pass out all those valentines hoping for a flurry of flattering valentines to come our way.

Alas, Charlie Brown only receives a piece of heart candy with the slogan, "Forget it kid" written on it which just disappoints him. Once again, Charlie Brown learns that he isn’t the guy that the girls think of as popular. Receiving a valentine from a girl, Violet, who gave Charlie the card out of pity, was the ultimate in insults. This classic movie is a must-have for any Charlie Brown or Peanuts gang fan. An original, annual prime-time animated television special based upon the lovable comic strip characters named "Peanuts" created by Charles M. Schulz, Charlie Brown is the main character who never quite feels comfortable in his own skin. Always second-guessing himself and wondering why those around him don't include him in all their games, Charlie represents the insecurities in all of us.

America loves Charlie Brown because he experiences the many feelings that we all do when trying to get along with the neighborhood kids. Like most of us, he isn't a sportsman or someone with a talent that makes him stand out from the rest of the crowd but is a good kid with a big heart. "Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown" captures those priceless moments from our childhood through Charlie's rejection on Valentine's Day but his hopeful optimism for the next year to bring love his way. "Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown" was the 13th television special that aired originally in 1975 and can still be seen today through the purchase of DVDs, VHS tapes and the occasional re-broadcast on cable television.

Collectors should make sure to add this movie to their Peanuts video collections to be able to introduce each of the characters to generations to come. Lucy, Linus, Sally, Schroeder, Snoopy, Woodstock, Peppermint Patty and other characters remind us of someone we all know in life and bring a smile to our faces when we see them year after year.

TV-G
| 1975 | 44 min | 7.5/10
Cast
Duncan Watson, Stephen Shea, Melanie Kohn, Greg Felton
Studio
WARNER BROTHERS PICTURES
Director
Phil Roman
Language
English
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