It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
By: Jane Louise Boursaw
"I got a rock," says Charlie Brown, and we all feel badly for the candy deprived, round-headed kid. In fact, after this Halloween classic first aired on television back in 1966, kids from all over sent him candy out of sympathy. The Peanuts gang has definitely earned our respect and admiration after nearly 40 years of ghost costumes with too many holes, pumpkin heroes who never show up, and a canine World War I Flying Ace fighting bravely for his country. No one does it better than Charles Schulz, and this timeless classic shows the influence of faith, failure and hope in our lives. DVD includes a bonus feature, "You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown" Ages 4 and up. Rated G. 25 min. 1966. Released on DVD August 24, 2004.