Everybody here at Retroist.com remembers and loves the animated Peanuts specials. But how many of us remember the live-action Peanuts special? There was one. It was called The Big Stuffed Dog.
The Big Stuffed Dog was apparently an NBC special movie event from 1981, which is close to the boundary of my memory. I remember seeing it once. Only once. But it apparently made an impression on me. Though I can’t remember much of the plot, I do know that it involved a large Snoopy stuffed doll that got separated from its owner, a little boy. I think the climax involved the doll being fished from a river. I know, though, that I was heartbroken by the thought that the doll was lost and the boy might not get him back and rejoicing when they were finally reunited.
Unfortunately, there are only a few VHS copies of this movie floating around, and they are selling for more than I’m willing to pay. The only thing I could find on YouTube was this short promo:
So if you know where I can get this for cheap, please forward the info. I’d love to see the Snoopy doll fished from the river again.