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The Best Movies and Series in the Peanuts Franchise

Updated November 1, 2019 197 votes 42 voters11 items

List RulesVote up your favorite movies and series based on the Peanuts comic strip.

These are the best Peanuts movies and series the franchise has to offer. There are both CGI and traditionally animated films, TV shows, and television specials that are all classics or at least memorable. From It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown to Snoopy, Come Home, you'll find it on this list. That being said, one of them has to be the best of the Peanuts franchise. Will it be The Peanuts Movie or maybe one of the TV shows such as Peanuts that will make it to the top of the list? You can help decide with your votes.

If you've ever asked yourself, how many Peanuts movies are there? Look below to see all the films and series featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang listed in order of popularity so new fans will know what to watch first.

Your votes will help determine the best movies and series in the Peanuts franchise. Vote up all the movies and series you love from the Peanuts filmography and vote down the ones you didn't like to ensure the right film or TV show makes it to the top of the list.

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  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is the tenth prime-time animated TV special based upon the popular comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. It was originally aired on the CBS network on November 20, 1973, and won an Emmy Award the following year. Currently, the special is aired every November in prime time on the ABC network. This special has previously been released on DVD by Paramount. It was re-released on DVD by Warner Home Video in remastered form on October 7, 2008. It was released on a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack by Warner Home Video on October 5, 2010. The special was released in a 40th anniversary deluxe edition DVD by Warner Home Video with the same features from previous editions on... more on Wikipedia
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  • Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown
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    Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown is a 1977 animated film produced by United Feature Syndicate for Paramount Pictures, directed by Bill Meléndez, and the third in a series of films based on the Peanuts comic strip. It was the first Peanuts feature-length film produced after the death of composer Vince Guaraldi and used the same voice cast from the 1975 TV special, You're a Good Sport, Charlie Brown. In this film, the Peanuts gang heads off to Camp Remote somewhere in the mountains where they ultimately compete in a river rafting race.... more on Wikipedia
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  • A Charlie Brown Christmas is a musical animated television special based on the comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. Produced by Lee Mendelson and directed by Bill Melendez, the program made its debut on CBS on December 9, 1965. In the special, lead character Charlie Brown finds himself depressed despite the onset of the cheerful holiday season. Lucy suggests he direct a school Christmas play, but he is both ignored and mocked by his peers. The story touches on the over-commercialization and secularism of Christmas, and serves to remind viewers of the true meaning of Christmas. Peanuts had become a phenomenon worldwide by the mid-1960s, and the special was commissioned and sponsored... more on Wikipedia
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  • It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
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    It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is a 1966 American prime time animated television special based on the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz. A Halloween special, it was the third Peanuts special to be produced and animated by Bill Melendez. It was also the first Peanuts special to use the titular pattern of a short phrase, followed by "Charlie Brown", a pattern which would remain the norm for almost all subsequent Peanuts specials. Its initial broadcast took place on October 27, 1966, on CBS, preempting My Three Sons. CBS re-aired the special annually through 2000, with ABC picking up the rights beginning in 2001, where it now airs annually at Halloween. Until 2013 ABC broadcast,... more on Wikipedia
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