It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown is a 1974 animated television special and the twelfth entry in the Peanuts series. It is such a strong entry that is the finest one in the series in years.
The gang prepares for Easter and the short is fantastic as all of the characters get such a good treatment. Snoopy is really good and he and Woodstock have rarely been this endearing and funny together. Their scenes were so much fun. Charlie Brown himself is present not so much, but those scenes with him are so good with the final scene being hilarious. The same goes for Lucy who shares the last scene of the special with Snoopy and it is such a great finale.
Sally and Linus are fantastic as well. Linus believes in the Easter Beagle just as he did in the Great Pumpkin and Sally is hesitant to believe him after that failure. But their relationship still continues to be strong as they are so cute together. And we get Peppermint Patty in probably her finest episode yet. She and Marcie are so funny in here and her endless frustration with Marcie produces many big laughs. It is a hilarious entry that isn’t perfect because it does have some prolonged sequences and the first half is weaker, but it is largely such a great entry with some good score as well.