A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973)

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Review

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is a 1973 animated television special and the tenth entry in the Peanuts series. It is flawed, but has its moments.

Charlie Brown gets Snoopy and Woodstock to prepare Thanksgiving dinner for Peppermint Patty and others whom she herself invited. I found the plot to be solid, but the execution is weak. The first half is very slow and boring with many dragged or uneventful scenes. Snoopy and Woodstock are boring at first as well. However, their second scene, though extended, is quite charming and a fun and endearing way to end the special.

Charlie Brown has his moments as well, but it is Peppermint Patty who absolutely shines here in one of her best roles. She is so funny from time to time and some of the scenes between the two were super cute and amusing. I liked the dinner scene, the preparation was okay and the whole third act is pretty good as well. But something I felt was missing here and that definitely is the humor which is dry or just not there. This is one of the most straight Charlie Brown specials with the fewest jokes which is why it is so disappointing and unfortunately the weakest entry thus far.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving has its endearing moments and fine character interactions, but it is disappointing because it’s too slow and lacks humor.

My Rating – 3.3

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