This is America, Charlie Brown


This is America, Charlie Brown

"This is America, Charlie Brown" was an eight-part animated TV mini-series, depicting events in American history with 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.

Music

The series included music by Dave Brubeck, a prolific jazz composer widely regarded as one of America's preeminent musical geniuses because Vince Guaraldi died 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 Mendelson who 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: Peppermint Patty
* Marie Cole: Marcie
* Curtis Andersen: Schroeder
* Bill Melendez: Snoopy and Woodstock

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 Houlihan and Tani Taylor Powers: Marcie

Episodes

Some episodes were dubbed by Universal Studios.
# "The Mayflower Voyagers" (aired October 21, 1988)
# "The Birth of the Constitution" (aired October 28, 1988)
# "The Wright Brothers at 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)

External links

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