Bring Me the Head of Charlie Brown is an animated short directed and animated by Jim Reardon, who would later become director and storyboard consultant for The Simpsons. The cartoon was made in 1986 while he was at CalArts.
Probably apocryphal anecdote from the YouTube comments:
According to someone I know in the animation trade, Charles Schulz was shown this on video at an animation convention. Jim Reardon and friends supposedly managed to talk Schulz into watching the film to get his opinion. He reportedly sat silent and motionless as he watched it. After it was finished he stood up, cleared his throat, and said, "Very clever, very funny, but just don't do it again, okay?" That was it.
This is a photo of the voice actors behind some of the animated characters in the Peanuts gang. Notice that all the kid roles are actually voiced by children. Kristy Sproul of Voice Chasers, a voice-acting forum, writes: The original image had appeared in the February 10-16, 1968 issue of TV Guide to promote the […]
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In 1986 while a student at CalArts, Jim Reardon, who went on to direct numerous episodes of The Simpsons, created this fantastic faux trailer for “Bring Me the Head of Charlie Brown,” a bizarro world TV special starring the Peanuts gang. The creator of this picture wishes to state that he does not in any […]
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