Snoopy, Come Home
Director: Bill Melendez Run Time: 81 min. Format: DCP Rating: G Release Year: 1972
Starring: Chad Webber, Robin Kohn, Stephen Shea, David Carey
This second feature film based on Charles Schultz’s charming, unpretentious Peanuts comic strip is a vast improvement over the first film, A Boy Named Charlie Brown (it doesn’t have the Rod McKuen music, for one thing). Snoopy, Come Home centers upon the adventures of Charlie Brown’s pet beagle, Snoopy, and his tiny, yellow pal, Woodstock. When Snoopy’s original owner Lila is hospitalized, the two take-off to comfort her. Back home, Charlie Brown is being ribbed by his friends because of the revelation that Snoopy had a previous owner (“You’ve got a used dog, Charlie Brown!” one child cries). All of this leads up to a fateful decision for Snoopy — which owner will Snoopy choose to live with?