CHARLIE BROWN VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIAL TO AIR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10 ON ABC
The "PEANUTS" special, "A Charlie Brown Valentine," produced and animated by the same team that gave us the now classic "PEANUTS" holiday specials and taken directly from the late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz's famed comic strip, will air with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 2/14/02)
"A Charlie Brown Valentine" marked the first newly created programming from the "PEANUTS" team in several years. In this special, Charlie Brown finally works up the courage to call the little red-haired girl to ask her to the Valentine's Day dance. But once again he ends up broken-hearted and empty-handed when he dials the wrong number and reaches Peppermint Patty instead.
Cast members include Wesley Singerman ("Charlie Brown"), Lauren Schaffel ("Lucy"), Corey Padnos ("Linus"), Emily Lalande ("Peppermint Patty"), Jessica D. Stone ("Marcie") and Christopher Ryan Johnson ("Schroeder").
Starring an unlikely round-headed hero and a unique cast of young characters wiser and wittier than their years, Charles Schulz's PEANUTS is not just the best-known, most-loved comic strip ever created, but a true global phenomenon. The PEANUTS characters are featured in 2200 newspapers, in classic television specials and on re-mastered DVDs, on stage, in hundreds of books and across the Internet. They have inspired every kind of consumer product from T-shirts to toothbrushes. And while translated into 25 languages, PEANUTS has introduced a vocabulary all its own: "Good grief!," "security blanket," "Happiness is...," "You blockhead!" As PEANUTS approaches its 60th anniversary in 2010, "Good ol' Charlie Brown" and his inseparable gang remain as fresh and vital as ever.
Over the past four decades, the library of PEANUTS animation has received five Emmy and two Peabody Awards. It has also received one Academy Award nomination, three Grammy nominations and fifteen additional Emmy nominations.
Lee Mendelson is executive-producer and Bill Melendez is producer and director of "A Charlie Brown Valentine."
This program carries a TV-G parental guideline and will air with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning.