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It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Movie Summary

The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween while Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin.

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown originally aired on CBS October 27, 1966. CBS retained the rights through the year 2000. In 2001, ABC obtained the rights. Beginning in 2020, Apple TV+ became the exclusive home of all Peanuts specials.

Where can I watch It’s the Great Pumpkin online?

The movie It’s the Great Pumpkin is available to stream on the following platforms:

Watch on Amazon

Is It’s the Great Pumpkin available to buy on DVD?


Buy DVD at Amazon

When will the movie It’s the Great Pumpkin air on TV in 2024?

Available exclusively on Apple TV+, it will not air on ABC in 2024.

Apple TV+ usually provides special free windows for non-subscribers to stream the iconic holiday special during the month of October.

Year Released


Cast Includes

Peter Robbins (Charlie Brown), Christopher Shea (Linus Van Pelt), Sally Dryer (Lucy Van Pelt), Cathy Steinberg (Sally Brown), Bill Melendez (Snoopy), Ann Altieri (Frieda), Lisa DeFaria (Patty), Glenn Mendelson (Schroeder), Gabrielle DeFaria Ritter (Pigpen)

Rate Movie:

4.9/5 - (155 votes)

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Movie Trailer

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48 thoughts on “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)

  • SHAME, SHAME, SHAME on the people who made this decision. I am 62 years old, have watched it every year when I was young, with my kids, and was hoping to watch with my grand-kids and you have taken this away. What a pathetic move just for more money!! Many homes don’t have the internet, especially in rural areas like us, to even stream this and now you have taken this holiday staple away!! You people are so sad!!

    • David Camacho

      Sad news. The Charlie Brown specials have become a staple in my families holiday season. We look forward to the shows every year. I grew up on the shows in the 80’s and have been sharing the experience with my children. My 12 and 10 yr old we’re looking g forward to our popcorn night watching The Great Pumpkin. I guess everything changes, I was just hoping this tradition never would. For whatever reason, popping in a DVD or streaming the show doesn’t have the same nostalgia. This may be the first step towards forgetting the gifts Charles Schultz created for us to enjoy. And the merry go round keeps turning.


      I don’t think I could agree w/u more!!! It was hard enough dealing with families being so distant during this COVID crap & having gatherings via video phone but now we can’t even enjoy that due to the fact that we can’t afford the internet. Things are being taken away from us one by one.,….& Y would they ‘air’ these shows a month b for the actual month that the holiday is n?? That makes no sense, I remember watching Halloween cartoons on Halloween nite after trick or treating as well as Xmas ones on Xmas Eve ect. Wut ever happen to that??? Wow u tv people really suck!!

  • Sheena-Marie

    So damn sad…. well, yall lost al respect I had for ya. Nothing but a bunch of MONEY hungry Joy stilling thiefs… Sad my son will not get to enjoy any of the peanut favorite do to this BS.. Thanks for messing up 2020 once again. Like anything else could go wrong!!!

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  • Sheema

    Well if u don’t have internet how r u to get all that stuff!!! ABC this stinks I’m a hug Snoopy/ Charlie Brown fan!! I just can’t believe you would think that this was a good ideal!!! Shame on you all at ABC!!!

    • ABC REALLY!!? After its aired since 1960s you decide to not air it in the year that we all could use it. So now it mentioned that charlie brown christmas wont be airing either?!please air the Christmas one ABC!! very sad not every one has internet or Apple TV. this sucks

      • It’s nor ABC’s fault. The fault is whomever is in charge of Peanuts. They went for the money Apple shelled out, instead of allowing CBS, NBC or even PBS from airing it.
        I guess, whomever is in charge of Peanuts, they don’t care about poor kids.

    • Gail Edwards

      I have been watching all Charlie Brown since first airing in the 60s
      WHY NOW??? Its tradition!!! Come on, have a heart. This year is a year we need some light hearted entertainment!!! A lot of us older folks dont rely on cable, Apple TV, Dish, Direct!! VERY DISAPPOINTED ABC!!


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