PEANUTS ANIMATED SPECIAL, "HE'S A BULLY CHARLIE BROWN," AIRS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 ON ABC
The half-hour animated PEANUTS special, "He's a Bully, Charlie Brown" -- the last animated special created by late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz -- will air TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network, immediately following the classic "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving."
Editors note: This program replaces "CARPOOLERS: The Recital," which had been scheduled.
"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.
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 special was executive-produced by Lee Mendelson and created and written by Charles M. Schulz. Bill Melendez is the producer and director. The music was written by Vince Guaraldi and arranged and performed by David Benoit. This program carries a TV-G parental guideline.