- This is America, Charlie Brown
"This is America, Charlie Brown" was an eight-part
animated TV mini-series, depicting events in American historywith characters from the Charles M. Schulz comic strip" Peanuts". It aired from 1988 to 1989 on CBS. These eight episodes, originally released singly on videocasette, were released in a 2-DVD collector's set on June 13, 2006.
Due to the nature of the events portrayed and the historical figures included - such as The Wright Brothers - many adults were shown in full view along with the Peanuts gang, something that happened rarely in the animated films and specials ("
Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!!)" being another exception) and not at all in the comic strip.
The series included music by
Dave Brubeck, a prolific jazz composer widely regarded as one of America's preeminent musical geniuses because Vince Guaraldidied in 1976.
Voice actors & their characters
Note: Voice actors sometimes vary in each episode. The exceptions to that are Bill Melendez who voiced Snoopy and Woodstock for all episodes Curtis Andersen, who voiced Schroeder, and
Jason Mendelsonwho voiced Peppermint Patty.
Regular voice actors and their characters
Erin Chase: Charlie Brown(1st girl to voice Charlie Brown)
Erica Gayle: Lucy van Pelt
Brittany M. Thornton: Sally Brown
Brandon Stewart: Linus van Pelt
* Jason Mendelson:
Marie Cole: Marcie
* Curtis Andersen: Schroeder
* Bill Melendez:
Occasional voice actors and their characters
Jason Riffle: Charlie Brown
Hakim Abdul-Samad: Franklin
Ami Foster: Lucy van Pelt
Jeremy Miller: Linus van Pelt
Cristina Lange: Sally Brown
Keri Houlihanand Tani Taylor Powers: Marcie
Some episodes were dubbed by
MayflowerVoyagers" (aired October 21, 1988)
# "The Birth of the Constitution" (aired October 28, 1988)
Wright Brothersat Kitty Hawk" (aired November 4, 1988)
# "The NASA Space Station" (aired November 11, 1988)
# "The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad" (aired February 10, 1989)
# "The Great Inventors" (aired March 10, 1989)
# "The Smithsonian and the Presidency" (aired April 19, 1989)
# "The Music and Heroes of America" (aired May 23, 1989)
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