Staffers Review Classic Halloween Movies: “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”

Written by Helen Nguyen, News Editor

One can almost smell the fall and feel the Halloween spirit when watching “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”. This beloved movie is a 1966 American primetime animated television special based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz––it is clean entertainment and an instant classic. This friendly and wholesome Halloween special of “Peanuts” brings playful fun to every Autumn season. Generations of trick-or-treaters have grown up on this Peanuts movie; the animated flick is a timeless classic, great to watch with family and friends during Halloween. No matter how often you see it, this movie never gets old and it’s hard not to walk away with a smile on your face. Each Halloween, you will still be happy to wait in the pumpkin patch with Linus, to watch in suspense as Lucy pulls the football away from Charlie Brown and to laugh when Snoopy is on the other end of the apple when Lucy goes bobbing. This heartwarming Peanuts classic appeals to all ages—it promotes many favorite American Halloween traditions like trick-or-treating and apple bobbing, not to mention the infamous Great Pumpkin. From pumpkin patches to trick-or-treating, Charlie Brown and friends take us on a Halloween adventure we will never forget.