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Encyclopedia > This is America, Charlie Brown
This is America, Charlie Brown opening title sequence
This is America, Charlie Brown opening title sequence

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 came on a 2-DVD collector's set in 2006. Image File history File links This_is_America_Charlie_Brown. ... Image File history File links This_is_America_Charlie_Brown. ... Animation refers to the process in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ... A miniseries, in a serial storytelling medium, is a production which tells a story in a limited number of episodes. ... Pre-Colonial America For details, see the main Pre-Colonial America article. ... Charles Monroe Schulz (November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000) was a 20th-century American cartoonist best known worldwide for his Peanuts comic strip. ... This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... Peanuts was a syndicated daily comic strip written and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz, which ran from October 2, 1950, to February 13, 2000 — the day after Schulzs death. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... CBS (an abbreviation for Columbia Broadcasting System, its former legal name) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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. Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Dont Come Back!) is a 1980 animated film produced by United Feature Syndicate for Paramount Pictures, directed by Bill Melendez. ...

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Voice Actors & Their Characters

Note: Voice actors sometimes vary in each episode.


Regular Voice Actors & 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 Bill Melendez (born José Cuauhtemoc Melendez on November 15, 1916 in Hermosillo, Mexico) is a Mexican-born American character animator, film director, and film producer, known for his cartoons for Warner Brothers and the Charlie Brown series. ...


Occasional Voice Actors And Their Characters

Jason Riffle: Charlie Brown


Ami Foster: Lucy Van Pelt Ami Foster (born August 5, 1975) was a successful child star in the early-1980s who is perhaps best remembered for playing Margeaux Kramer on the American television program Punky Brewster. ...


Jeremy Miller: Linus Van Pelt Jeremy Miller in an interview for A&Es Biography of former co-star Tracey Gold Jeremy James Miller (born October 21, 1976) is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Ben Seaver on Growing Pains and its two reunion movies. ...


Cristina Lange: Sally Brown


Keri Houlihan and Tani Taylor Powers: Marcie


Episodes

Some episodes were dubbed by Universal Studios. The current Universal Studios logo Universal Studios (sometimes called Universal Pictures or Universal City Studios), a subsidiary of NBC Universal, is one of the major American film studios that has production studios and offices located at 100 Universal City Plaza Drive in Universal City, California, an unincorporated area of Los...

  1. "The Mayflower Voyagers" (aired October 21, 1988)
  2. "The Birth of the Constitution" (aired October 28, 1988)
  3. "The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk" (aired November 4, 1988)
  4. "The NASA Space Station" (aired November 11, 1988)
  5. "The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad" (aired February 10, 1989)
  6. "The Great Inventors" (aired March 10, 1989)
  7. "The Smithsonian and the Presidency" (aired April 19, 1989)
  8. "The Music and Heroes of America" (aired May 23, 1989)

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Peanuts
Characters
555 95472 | Charlotte Braun | Charlie Brown | Sally Brown | Eudora | Franklin | Frieda | The Great Pumpkin | Kite-Eating Tree | Lila | Little Red-Haired Girl | Marcie | Miss Othmar | Patty | Peggy Jean | Peppermint Patty | José Peterson | Pig-Pen | Poochie | Roy | Schroeder | Shermy | Joe Shlabotnik | Snoopy | Snoopy's siblings | Thibault | Linus van Pelt | Lucy van Pelt | Rerun van Pelt | Violet | Woodstock
Films
Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don't Come Back!) | A Boy Named Charlie Brown (feature film) | Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown | Snoopy, Come Home
Other Media
A Charlie Brown Christmas (album) | The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show | Linus and Lucy | Snoopy!!! The Musical | Snoopy's Silly Sports Spectacular | This is America, Charlie Brown | You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown | Peanuts in popular culture
People
Vince Guaraldi | Donna Johnson | Bill Melendez | Charles M. Schulz

  Results from FactBites:
 
tvdvdreviews.com -- This is America, Charlie Brown DVD Review (750 words)
Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang first appeared in comic strips on October 2, 1950.
The lessons became more explicit during the 1988-89 season, when CBS presented This is America, Charlie Brown, an eight episode miniseries looking at the highlights of American history, from the arrival of the Pilgrims to the birth of jazz.
Watching Linus, Lucy, Charlie Brown, and Sally cross the Atlantic on the Mayflower is weird, to say the least.
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