May 30, 2009

A Boy Named Charlie Brown

Title: A Boy Named Charlie Brown
Year: 1969
Director: Bill Melendez
Writer: Charles M. Schulz
Starring: Peter Robbins, Pamelyn Ferdin, Glenn Gilger, Andy Pforsich, Sally Dryer
Music: Vince Guaraldi
Distinctions: Oscar nomination for Best Song Score (1971)
Length: 86 minutes
Synopsis: Charlie Brown goes to the national spelling bee
How I saw it: on TV, November 2008
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay).
Objective Rating: 6/10 (points off for concept, story, cinematography and acting) c. 2.2/4 (Okay).

Bizarre movie, with great music. The animation is interesting at times. The acting is appalling.

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