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Encyclopedia > Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!)

Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!) is a 1980 animated film produced by United Feature Syndicate for Paramount Pictures, directed by Bill Melendez. It was the fourth and last full-length feature film to be based on the Peanuts comic strip. 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Animation refers to the process in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ... United Media is large editorial column and comic strip newspaper syndication service based in the United States, owned by The E.W. Scripps Company. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... José Cuauhtemoc Melendez, commonly known as Bill Melendez (born November 15, 1916 in Mexico) is an Animator and Producer, known for his cartoons for Warner Brothers and the Charlie Brown series. ... Peanuts book cover Peanuts was a syndicated comic strip written and drawn by American cartoonist Charles M. Schulz. ... This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ...


Charlie Brown, Linus, Peppermint Patty, Marcie, and Snoopy head to Europe on a student exchange plan for part of the school year. Charlie Brown is not very positive about the trip because of a letter from France that arrived before he left, inviting him to stay at a French chateau, the Château du Mal Voisin (Chateau of the Bad Neighbor). The letter is written in French, but Marcie, who has been studying French, translates it. It has been suggested that Weapon Brown be merged into this article or section. ... Linus van Pelt is Charlie Browns younger best friend in Charles M. Schulzs comic strip Peanuts. ... Peppermint Patty Patricia Peppermint Patty Reichardt is a fictional character featured in Charles M. Schulzs comic strip Peanuts. ... Marcie Marcie is a bespectacled fictional character featured in Charles M. Schulzs comic strip Peanuts. ... Snoopy is the name of Charlie Browns pet beagle in the long-running comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. ... World map showing Europe Political map (neighboring countries in Asia and Africa also shown) Europe is one of the seven traditional continents of the Earth. ...


They arrive first in London, where Snoopy leaves the group temporarily to play tennis at Wimbledon. When they arrive across the English Channel in France, they pick up a troublesome rental car, which must be driven by Snoopy as none of the others have a drivers' licence. (Neither does Snoopy, but nobody questions that.) London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and of the United Kingdom. ... Wimbledon logo The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly referred to as simply Wimbledon, is the oldest and arguably most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ... Satellite view of the English Channel Map of the English Channel The English Channel (French: La Manche (IPA: ) is the part of the Atlantic Ocean that separates the island of Great Britain from northern France and joins the North Sea to the Atlantic. ...


Upon their arrival, the four go to their respective homes. Patty and Marcie go to stay at a farm, where they meet a boy named Pierre, who immediately attracts their attention. It's obvious that Marcie and Pierre have a spark between them - obvious to everyone except Patty, who manages to convince herself that Pierre likes her. Charlie Brown, Linus, and Snoopy go to the chateau, which they find is apparently abandoned, though somebody keeps leaving food for them and making their beds after they leave for school. In reality, the chateau is occupied by an unfriendly baron, and the person leaving Charlie Brown and Linus food is the baron's kindly niece, Violette. They continue to investigate further, the mystery culminating in an accidental fire in the attic of the chateau, doused before too much damage occurs. At the end of the movie, Charlie Brown learns the truth behind the mysterious letter he received, and he, Snoopy, Linus, Patty and Marcie leave their new friends to see more of the French countryside.


This film provided a unique opportunity to showcase Snoopy's "Flying Ace" persona, having him chug root beers with Woodstock at the local tavern while listening to WWII-era pop standards such as "Sentimental Journey," "Rum and Coca-Cola," and "I'll Be Seeing You." Sentimental Journey was the first solo album by former Beatle Ringo Starr. ... Rum and Coca-Cola is the title of a popular calypso song. ...


In addition, the scene in the classroom involving an escalating confrontation between Charlie Brown and Peppermint Patty, who are forced to share a desk, was based on a series of Peanuts strips originally published in 1975. In the original newspaper strips, Charlie Brown and his friends were sent across town to Patty's school after their own school collapsed ("committed suicide," Sally maintained).


Unlike most other Peanuts animated adaptations, this film is one of the few to prominently feature adults in both on-screen and speaking parts, without the use of the signature trombone speech sound effect.


The 1983 animated television special What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown? continues the events of this film. 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Animation refers to the process in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ... A television special is a television program, typically a short film or television movie intended to debut in prime time, the term used to define any television program which interrupts or temporarily replaces programming normally scheduled for a given time slot. ... What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown? is an animated television special based upon the comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. ...


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Films
Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don't Come Back!) | A Boy Named Charlie Brown (feature film) | Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown | Snoopy, Come Home
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A Charlie Brown Christmas (album) | The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show | Linus and Lucy | Snoopy!!! The Musical | Snoopy's Silly Sports Spectacular | This is America, Charlie Brown | You're a Good Man…
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