It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown airs on ABC Oct. 19, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, but you can watch it now if you can’t wait. There’s nothing to get you into the Halloween spirit like this classic movie featuring the Peanuts gang. This year celebrates the film’s 50th anniversary and there are several ways to celebrate. For many people nationwide, watching It’s the Great Pumpin, Charlie Brown is a Haloween tradition. The movie airs before Halloween evening and not only celebrates the spirit of Halloween but of autumn as well.
In honor of the 50th anniversary, I Love Ice Cream Cakes announced a new pumpkin cake in the style of the film that will be available in stores nationwide. The cake is a great choice for those who want to celebrate the movie with a party. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown airs one hour before the final presidential debate on ABC, and many are finding the warm, family-friendly film is a nice break from the heavy tone the presidential election has taken.
— Kyle Halloweenderson (@FunctionalNerd) October 8, 2016
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown debuted on CBS on Oct. 27, 1966. It was the second Peanuts movie to feature a holiday theme, following A Charlie Brown Christmas. Played annually, the film is a staple in many homes and brings back many family memories. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown was nominated for three Primetime Emmys and one Satellite Award. Peter Robbins voices Charlie Brown and was the first voice actor to do so. The film currently has an 8.2 rating on IMDB.
The movie focuses on Charlie Brown who has been invited to a Halloween party and Linus who holds a vigil in a pumpkin patch as he believes in the arrival of the Great Pumpkin. The film teaches many lessons regarding believing in something bigger than yourself and the persecution you might endure for your beliefs. The film also teaches that life doesn’t always have a happy ending, no matter how hard you want one.
The film is also a good example of bullying. While Charlie Brown was included in some activities, he continued to face bullying and low-self esteem. When he tricks-or-treats, he receives rocks instead of candy. This provides an opportunity for discussing bullying with younger children who may be watching the movie.You may watch the movie in the video player above if you can’t wait until Oct. 17. to watch it on ABC.
— Holiday Helper (@HolidayHelperUS) October 11, 2016
According to a press release issued by I Love Ice Cream Cakes, the Peanuts Harvest Ice Cream Cake will be available for a limited time only. You may visit the official website and enter your zip code to find nearby locations to purchase the cake. The ice cream cake is sold in grocery stores nationwide and will be readily available for many consumers.
Senior Marketing Manager, Deserts for Rich Products Corp. Nicole Owczarczak released a statement regarding the Halloween cake.
“It’s so fun and an honor to be a part of the 50th-anniversary celebration for the Great Pumpkin, a nostalgic family classic.The fall is a great time to gather with friends and family, not to mention all of the Halloween activities that take place in October, so this special ice cream cake is a great way to celebrate!”
The cake features mint chocolate chips nestled in creamy vanilla ice cream. Additionally, the cake is frosted with orange and green icing and looks just like a pumpkin. The cake is a perfect addition to any watch party or other Halloween festivity.
Additionally, the Charles Schulz museum, located in Santa Rosa, California, opened a new display in honor of the film’s 50th anniversary. The It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown exhibit runs from Oct. 6 through late November and includes showings of the animated film. Museum visitors will also have the opportunity to view reproductions of storyboard features and animation cells.
— SchulzMuseum (@SchulzMuseum) October 6, 2016
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