->'''''Linus:''' You bought Snoopy in the month of October, right? According to the records at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm, Snoopy was bought by another family in August. This family had a little girl named Lila. Snoopy and Lila loved each other very much, but then they moved, and the family decided they just couldn't keep Snoopy so they returned him. ({{beat}}) You got a used dog, Charlie Brown. (Charlie Brown looks shocked and [[{{Fainting}} faints]])''

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[[caption-width-right:300:DespairEventHorizon, here he comes.]]

'''''Snoopy Come Home''''' is a 1972 animated ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} feature length film. It was the second out of the four feature-length Peanuts films. As the first film, ''WesternAnimation/ABoyNamedCharlieBrown'', focused on Charlie Brown, this film focuses almost entirely on Snoopy.

It is also, unquestionably, the most [[TearJerker depressing and heart-wrenching]] thing in the Peanuts franchise. If there was a trope called "Crowning Moment of Tearjerking", this film would win fairly easily. (This was probably due to creator Charles M. Schulz having just gone through a depressing divorce, and decided to take it out here.)

To summarize: The plot begins with Snoopy experiencing dissatisfaction with his life amongst the Peanuts characters, as numerous "[[RunningGag NO DOGS ALLOOOOOOOOOOWED]]" signs have recently been put up around the town, resulting in Snoopy being kicked out of most public places. After this, Snoopy attempts to get the attention of most of his friends only to be rejected or shrugged-off in one way or another.

Snoopy then receives a letter from his ''original'' owner, Lila, whom he only spent two months with as a puppy before he was sent back to the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm because Lila's family moved. The letter informs Snoopy that Lila has become a LittlestCancerPatient and wishes to see Snoopy again. Snoopy and Woodstock immediately leave town to visit her without explaining. They go on a somewhat surreal journey across the country and engage in silent shenanigans.

Meanwhile, Charlie Brown spirals into a near suicidal depression at Snoopy running away, and any attempts at his friends to cheer him up fail. If anything, he in the Charliest of Browniest fashions manages to simply make everyone depressed as they all blame themselves for Snoopy running away.

Snoopy and Woodstock eventually make it to Lila's side where they help her recover, only to have Lila pressure Snoopy into staying with her permanently. Feeling obligated, Snoopy returns home to inform everyone that he is leaving to live with Lila permanently, essentially massacring what little self-esteem Charlie Brown has in the process. This culminates in a going-away party in which the entire Peanuts cast (and the audience as well) ends up crying hysterically the entire time while Snoopy gives away all of his possessions. Charlie Brown sinks even deeper into depression afterwards.

Upon arriving at Lila's home, Snoopy finds out that not only does Lila already have a pet of her own in the form of a beloved cat, but that her apartment has a "No Dogs Allowed" policy. Freed of his obligations, Snoopy joyfully runs back home and into the arms of Charlie Brown and company who welcome him back joyfully. Until he gets a swelled head and demand that they give back all the things he gave them before moving or he'll sue them, upon which everyone but Charlie Brown leaves Snoopy in disgust (though he does leave a few moments later in disgust as well when Snoopy has let Woodstock type in the ending credits).

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!!This film provides examples of:
* AdaptationExpansion: Adapted from a series of strips where Snoopy went missing to visit Lila in hospital. The strips did have the angst of Charlie Brown losing Snoopy and discovering he wasn't Snoopy's original owner, but there was never any question of whether Snoopy would stay with Lila or return to Charlie--that was added by the film.
* AllThereInTheManual: The name of the girl who captures Snoopy and Woodstock isn't listed in the credits (they just show characters' faces instead of character names). We only know her name because the official poster for the movie identified her as Clara (plus the DVD captioning).
* AndCallHimGeorge: Along the way, Snoopy and Woodstock are captured by a little girl named Clara, an insane, pet-obsessed little girl that makes Elmyra from ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' look sane in comparison.
** To enlarge on the above, she thinks that Snoopy (a beagle) and Woodstock (a canary) are a sheepdog and a parrot.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHAL4nymy38 Fundamental Friend Dependability]]" is an inspired bit of lunacy, written by the Sherman Brothers. They also wrote "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious", and it shows.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Despite Charlie Brown being a depressive loser and their sometimes indifferent interactions, Snoopy still chooses him over an angelic little girl in the end. True, he ''technically'' didn't have a choice, but he was actually joyful at discovering a "NO DOGS ALLOWED" sign for once.
** To underscore the point, this is the only time in the movie where the sight of the "NO DOGS ALLOWED" sign is accompanied by a cheerful, triumphant version of the {{Leitmotif}} instead of its usual sinister-sounding one, as Snoopy is literally dancing for joy.
* BittersweetEnding: In classic ''Peanuts'' style, still played for laughs.
* BreakTheCutie: ALL of the Peanuts characters in this movie, but especially Snoopy and Charlie Brown.
* ChekhovsGag: "NO DOGS ALLOWED!"
* DeathByNewberyMedal: One could argue that the film's Charlie Brown arc is a deconstruction of it: losing a pet doesn't make Charlie Brown an adult. It just makes him chronically depressed and makes his abandonment issues worse. If anything, it causes him to emotionally regress.
** Actually, the film confirms Charlie Brown's philosophy while playing TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}} that no matter how bad things get, everything will work out in the end. Lucy called it "stupid".
* EscalatingWar: Snoopy and Linus get into one of these over Linus' blanket, complete with yanking, foot-stomping, nose-tweaking, head-butting, collar-snapping, and shin-kicking.
* FacePalm: Lila, when Snoopy shows her the "No Dogs Allowed" sign on her building.
* HeroicBSOD: Charlie Brown ends up being depressed even by the standards of Charlie Brown. That's saying something.
** Snoopy with Clara, after she tells him she's going to spank him.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Thurl Ravenscroft, better known as the voice of Tony the Tiger, is the singer of "No Dogs Allowed".
* KarmaHoudini: Admit it, Clara pretty much got away with the Elmyra-esque antics scot-free (save for getting a fishbowl on her head for her trouble). Had she tried that in this day and age, especially with the advent of video sharing, let's just say a little ImageBoard called 4chan would've found her and...her life would be in shambles.
** Though from the mess and after she got her head stuck in that fish bowl, it can be assumed her mom punished her for irresponsibility (albeit off-screen, of course).
* {{Leitmotif}}: The four note "No Dogs Allowed" motif.
* LittlestCancerPatient: Lila, although she's portrayed much less sympathetically in the last scene.
** Her actual illness is also [[TheDiseaseThatShallNotBeNamed kept vague and unspecified]].
* NoseNabbing: "A beep on the nose is a sign of great affection."
* OddNameOut: This is the only one of the four ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' movies that has Snoopy's name in the title rather than Charlie Brown's.
* RingRingCrunch: Snoopy does this to a really loud alarm clock at one point on his journey, and then to ''Woodstock'' when he's chirping in his sleep.
* ScoobyDoobyDoors: A scene like this occurs at one point when Clara chases Snoopy and Woodstock through her house.
* TitleDrop: While despairing over Snoopy being gone, Charlie Brown cries out the movie title.
* TriumphantReprise: The very last incarnation of the "NO DOGS ALLOWED" tune, along with the "Best of Buddies" song near the end.
* TropeyComeHome
* WeWantOurJerkBack / StatusQuoIsGod: Snoopy behaves like a jerk to everyone in the film, but they all cry when he leaves. When he eventually returns, they're ''shocked'' when he continues to be a jerk.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: For some reason, after the deep thought sequence, Peppermint Patty disappears for the rest of the movie. She isn't even seen again in the movie unless you count the credits.