The classic animated Halloween-themed Peanuts special, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” created by late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, airs Thursday, October 31, on the ABC, followed by “You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown.”
The classic animated Halloween-themed Peanuts special, "It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," created by late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, as well as a bonus Peanuts cartoon, “You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown,” in which Linus runs for class president, will air Thursday, October 31 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. The program will air with Spanish audio via SAP.
In the 1966 animated special “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween, with Linus hoping that, finally, he will be visited by The Great Pumpkin, while Charlie Brown is invited to a Halloween party. Cast members include Peter Robbins (Charlie Brown) and Christopher Shea (Linus). The cast also includes Sally Dryer as Lucy, Chris Doran as Schroeder, Bill Melendez as Snoopy, Kathy Steinberg as Sally, Tracy Stratford as Violet and Ann Altieri as Frieda.
“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” was executive-produced by Lee Mendelson and created and written by Charles M. Schulz. Bill Melendez is the producer and director and Vince Guaraldi is the music composer.
“You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown” – in which Linus runs for class president with Lucy and Charlie Brown managing his campaign -- features Chad Webber as Charlie Brown, Robin Kohn as Lucy, Stephen Shea as Linus, Hilary Momberger as Sally and Todd Barbee as Russell.
“You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown” was written by Charles M. Schulz, directed by Bill Melendez and produced by Lee Mendelson and Bill Melendez. The original music was composed and performed by Vince Guaraldi.
Source: ABC Television
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.