THE HOLIDAY CLASSIC �A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING� AND
AN ALL-NEW PEANUTS ANIMATED SPECIAL, �HE�S A BULLY CHARLIE BROWN,�
AIR MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20 ON ABC
The ABC Television Network will celebrate the start of the holiday season with the classic special, �A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,� followed by an all new half-hour animated PEANUTS special, �He�s a Bully, Charlie Brown� -- the last animated special created by late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz -- MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20 (8:00-8:30 & 8:30-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
In the 1973 special �A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,� Charlie Brown wants to do something special for the gang. However the dinner he arranges is a disaster when caterers Snoopy and Woodstock prepare toast and popcorn as the main dish. Humiliated, it will take all of Marcie�s persuasive powers to salvage the holiday for Charlie Brown.
�He�s a Bully, Charlie Brown,� the 50th primetime PEANUTS network special and the last original script created by the late Charles Schulz, focuses on Charlie Brown�s greatest challenge to date. The PEANUTS gang is attending a summer camp where they run into an obnoxious kid who happens to be the camp�s marble champion. The bully wins all of ReRun�s marbles, including ReRun�s grandfather�s championship �shooter.� Charlie Brown challenges the bully to a competition to try and win back ReRun�s marbles. Having never really played before, Charlie Brown enlists the services of Snoopy to teach him. Can Charlie Brown win the marbles back?
PEANUTS focuses on the anxieties and joys of childhood as expressed by an ensemble cast of children who often seem wise beyond their years. Among them are the lovable Charlie Brown, who perseveres despite continuous failure; the philosophical, blanket-carrying Linus; the fussbudget Lucy, who dispenses psychological advice for a nickel from behind a concession stand; and toy-piano virtuoso Schroeder. Central to the comic strip is Charlie Brown�s dog, Snoopy, who first stood on his hind legs in 1956 and became very popular for his imaginative adventures as a number of characters.
The cast of �A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving� includes Todd Barbee as Charlie Brown, Robin Kohn as Lucy, Stephen Shea as Linus, Hilary Momberger as Sally, Kip DeFaria as Peppermint Patty, Jimmy Ahrens as Marcie and Robin Reed as Franklin.
Starring in �He�s a Bully, Charlie Brown� are Spencer Robert Scott as Charlie Brown, Stephanie Patton as Lucy, Benjamin Bryan as Linus, Rory Thost as Peppermint Patty, Jessica Gordon as Marice, Sierra Marcoux as Sally, Jimmy Bennett as ReRun, Taylor Lautner as Bully, Bill Melendez as Snoopy, Katie Fischer as the first girl, Jolean Bejbe as the second girl and Paul Butcher as the kid.
The specials were executive-produced by Lee Mendelson and created and written by Charles M. Schulz. Bill Melendez is the producer and director. The music for �A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving� was composed and performed by Vince Guaraldi. The music for �He�s a Bully, Charlie Brown� was written by Vince Guaraldi and arranged and performed by David Benoit. These programs carry a TV-G parental guideline.