You Don't Look 40, Charlie Brown

You Don't Look 40, Charlie Brown, the first Peanuts television special of the 1990s, is one of many prime-time animated TV specials, based on characters from the Charles M. Schulz comic strip Peanuts. It originally aired on the CBS network on February 2, 1990, An International Groundhog Day Tradition.[1]

You Don't Look 40, Charlie Brown
GenreAnimated television special
Presented byMichele Lee
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
Running time22 minutes
Production companies
Original release
NetworkCBS
ReleaseFebruary 2, 1990 (1990-02-02)

Hosted by Knots Landing star Michele Lee, this special includes a reunion of the many actors and actresses who voiced the Peanuts characters from 1963 to 1989.[2] Also included are a special guest appearance of Lee herself.

The special also has three music videos to promote the album Happy Anniversary, Charlie Brown including "Little Birdie" by Joe Williams, "Linus and Lucy" by David Benoit and "Joe Cool" by B.B. King.

The special was released on VHS through Paramount Home Video.

Actors and actresses interviewed

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  • Brad Kesten (Charlie Brown, 1983–1985)
  • Chad Allen (Charlie Brown, 1986)
  • Stuart Brotman (Peppermint Patty, 1975–1977)
  • Erin Chase (first girl to voice Charlie Brown, 1988–1989)
  • Sally Dryer (Lucy van Pelt, 1966–1968)
  • Robin Kohn (Lucy van Pelt, 1972–1973)
  • Jeremy Miller (Linus van Pelt, 1985–1988)
  • Geoffrey Ornstein (Pigpen, 1965)
  • Peter Robbins (original Charlie Brown, 1963–1969)
  • Heather Stoneman (Lucy van Pelt, 1984–1986)
  • Bill Melendez (Snoopy & Woodstock)

References

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  1. ^ Terrace, Vincent (2013). Television Specials: 5,336 Entertainment Programs, 1936-2012 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. p. 92. ISBN 9780786474448.
  2. ^ Lenburg, Jeff (1999). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. Checkmark Books. p. 351. ISBN 0-8160-3831-7. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
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