She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown

She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown is the 19th prime-time animated TV specials based upon the popular comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz.wikipedia
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Charles M. Schulz

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She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown is the 19th prime-time animated TV specials based upon the popular comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz.
Schulz's daughter Amy served as a model for the figure skating in the television special She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown (1980).

Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!

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Since 2010, ABC has had the rights to the air the special, which it pairs with Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!.

Woodstock (Peanuts)

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However, disaster is averted when Woodstock steps up to the microphone and whistles her music, "O mio babbino caro".
In the TV special, She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown, when Peppermint Patty's music for a skating competition fails to play due to a malfunction that cannot be repaired expediently, Woodstock steps up to the microphone and whistles a flawless O Mio Babbino Caro, to which Peppermint Patty performs her routine.

Carlo Fassi

Peppermint Patty is practicing figure skating with her coach Snoopy (in a role modeled on real-life skating coach Carlo Fassi) for an upcoming competition, but the many days of getting up to practice at 4:30 A.M. are starting to take their toll, and she falls asleep constantly in class.
He was such an icon in the sport that when the comic character Snoopy adopted an alter ego as a figure skating coach (appearing, for example, in the 1980 TV special She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown), it was clearly modelled upon Fassi.

Ice resurfacer

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All the contestants are first practicing altogether, then they clear while the Zamboni (driven by Snoopy) clears the ice.

O mio babbino caro

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However, disaster is averted when Woodstock steps up to the microphone and whistles her music, "O mio babbino caro".

Hi-Tops Video

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It was also released by Hi-Tops Video once and Kartes Video Communications, Media Home Entertainment with It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown.

Prime time

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She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown is the 19th prime-time animated TV specials based upon the popular comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz.

Animation

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She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown is the 19th prime-time animated TV specials based upon the popular comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz.

Television special

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She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown is the 19th prime-time animated TV specials based upon the popular comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz.

Comic strip

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She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown is the 19th prime-time animated TV specials based upon the popular comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz.

Peanuts

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She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown is the 19th prime-time animated TV specials based upon the popular comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz.

CBS

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It was originally aired on the CBS network on February 25, 1980, making it the first Peanuts special of the 1980s.

American Broadcasting Company

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Since 2010, ABC has had the rights to the air the special, which it pairs with Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!.

Peppermint Patty

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Peppermint Patty is practicing figure skating with her coach Snoopy (in a role modeled on real-life skating coach Carlo Fassi) for an upcoming competition, but the many days of getting up to practice at 4:30 A.M. are starting to take their toll, and she falls asleep constantly in class.

Snoopy

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Peppermint Patty is practicing figure skating with her coach Snoopy (in a role modeled on real-life skating coach Carlo Fassi) for an upcoming competition, but the many days of getting up to practice at 4:30 A.M. are starting to take their toll, and she falls asleep constantly in class.

Little Orphan Annie

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Snoopy brings in a large red gift box, and inside is a large red curly-haired wig that makes Patty look like Little Orphan Annie.

Compulsory figures

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Peppermint Patty is seen practicing compulsory figures and her free skating routine uses realistic figure skating jumps, spins, and choreography.

Rotoscoping

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The skating scenes were animated using the rotoscoping technique, using Schulz's own daughter (credited as Amy Schulz) as one of the models.