Are these fun facts about A Boy Named Charlie Brown true or false?

We promise not to pull the football out from underneath you on this one! Test your 'A Boy Named Charlie Brown' trivia knowledge.

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A Boy Named Charlie Brown was one of five theatrical, feature-length Peanuts films by Charles M. Schulz. The film hit record-breaking numbers during its first weekend in 1969.

Help us celebrate 100 years of Charles Schulz with A Boy Named Charlie Brown, this Sunday, Nov. 20 at 8P | 7C.

To prepare for the celebration, we want to test your knowledge on A Boy Named Charlie Brown! Take your best guess and tell us whether the fun facts below are true or false. We hope this quiz doesn't make you say "good grief!"

  1. This was Peter Robbins last voice-acting role as Charlie Brown before leaving the series.
  2. Snoopy's dream (where he battles the Red Baron) consists of footage from 'It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.'
  3. 'A Boy Named Charlie Brown' was the fifth animated film produced by CBS Films.
  4. There was also a 1963 documentary called 'A Boy Named Charlie Brown.'
  5. The Peanuts character Peppermint Patty appears in 'A Boy Named Charlie Brown' and has multiple speaking roles throughout the film.
  6. When the film was released in theaters in 1969, it was released in surround sound.
  7. 'A Boy Named Charlie Brown' first premiered at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
  8. The main storyline of this film, involving Charlie Brown's participation in a spelling bee, is taken from a sequence that originally appeared in a comic strip.
  9. Snoopy is shown walking on all fours in 'A Boy Named Charlie Brown.' This wasn't uncommon for his character.
  10. The memorable "Aaaugh!" scream from Peter Robbins as Charlie Brown originated in this film.

Are these fun facts about A Boy Named Charlie Brown true or false?

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Kramden62 19 days ago
9/10. I had to guess on most of them since I hadn't seen this film in a while - that is, until tonight. Thanks also, MeTV, for keeping it 98% *intact.* I remember when CBS originally aired "A Boy Named Charlie Brown" in the 70's, they blithely cut out many scenes, such as the "Failure Face" song.

I never saw this first Peanuts movie when it was in the theater in 1969 (I was only 7 then, and my folks were apparently too *lazy* to take my younger sister and me to a show like this), but when we visited Pennsylvania later that year, my aunt and uncle's neighbor ran the (now-closed) Manos Theater in Uniontown. He gave me and my sister the pressbook Of "A Boy Named Charlie Brown." I wish I had kept it since the pressbook would be worth a lot of money now.

About a decade ago, though, I finally tracked down a copy of the soundtrack album and bought it. Now I hope to get the DVD of this film eventually.

Not only was "A Boy Named Charlie Brown" the first animated film from Cinema Center Films (the name of the first incarnation of CBS Films), it was also *the first* production from them, period (Cinema Center later had "The Reivers" with Steve McQueen and "Who is Harry Kellerman?" with Dustin Hoffman). Ironically, Cinema Center's final release in 1972 was "Snoopy, Come Home," which after failing big time at the box office (I believe that film only netted about only $375,000) CBS decided to fold Cinema Center Films (CBS *still* owns "A Boy Named Charlie Brown" and "Snoopy, Come Home" 100%).
CBS would not try again at any theatrical films until 1982, when the division was called CBS Theatrical Films and was distributed by Warner Bros. (ironically, National General Corporation, who originally distributed Cinema Center Films, was absorbed into Warner Bros. in the 90's after WB bought out the company who last owned National General's catalog; I think it was Lorimar). CBS would not try again with feature films until the late 2010's when they formed CBS Films proper (their releases would be distributed by Lionsgate). In 2019 CBS closed CBS Films again (it was absorbed into Paramount); their last theatrical film was "Jexi," which starred Adam Devine.
MrBill 19 days ago
9/10; missed #4 - I never knew there was documentary with the same title.
bdettlingmetv 19 days ago
The MeTV answers for #9 and #10 are wrong. Snoopy was all fours in most, if not all of the specials, not to mention the comic strip (up to the introduction of "Big Nose" Snoopy, perhaps.

The "AUUGGH" has been in every early Peanuts special! What the heck? And again, in the strip.
6/10--and I got the last 2 "wrong" but think that they may be trick questions. Snoopy is quite frequently seen walking on all fours in early strips and specials, but that is less common later on. I pulled out my "Complete Peanuts" books and found Charlie Brown screaming "AUUUGGH!" as far back as the February 9, 1959 strip. Maybe the question was specifically referring to the use of Peter Robbins' voice in that role, and therefore misinterpreted by many of us.
UTZAAKE 20 days ago
6/10; 2, 7, 9 and 10.
8. "Maze. M-A-Y-S. Maze."
top_cat_james_1 21 days ago
#9. "Incorrect! It is rare to see Snoopy walking on all fours."

No, once again YOU are incorrect, MeTV staff: Snoopy is seen on all fours in "A Charlie Brown Christmas", "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown", and "He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown".--Three specials produced before ABNCB.
Absolutely!! Not to mention he has been on all fours throughout the early history of the strip. I think "Big Nose" Snoopy has been upright for the most part- perhaps that's where the author got their misconception. Once again, never send a Gen-Xer to write for Boomers.
LH 22 days ago
#7 Radio City Music Hall… brought back memories. My mom took us 3 kids there when it premiered. I still remember it.
Steve67 22 days ago
10/10 A good day for guessing
frenchman71 23 days ago
8/10. The only Charlie Brown features I watch are the two all-time classics, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" & "A Charlie Brown Christmas". The other ones come up short.
Those are TV specials, not features (theatrical movies).
Wendy57 23 days ago
6/10
Apparently I don’t know my Peanuts from my Peppermint Patties ! 🫤
KawiVulc 23 days ago
Early on Snoopy spend quite a bit of time on all fours...
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