This Is America, Charlie Brown

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This Is America, Charlie Brown is an eight-part animated television miniseries, that depicts a series of events in American history featuring characters from the Charles M. Schulz comic strip Peanuts.wikipedia
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Ed Bogas

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The series included music by many composers and performers including Peanuts regular Ed Bogas, Dave Brubeck, David Benoit (who would later take over scoring the specials starting with It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown), George Winston, Wynton Marsalis and Dave Grusin.
He continued writing music for Peanuts television specials through 1989 (This Is America, Charlie Brown), and in 1982 he also began contributing music for Garfield TV specials and series.

Dave Brubeck

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The series included music by many composers and performers including Peanuts regular Ed Bogas, Dave Brubeck, David Benoit (who would later take over scoring the specials starting with It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown), George Winston, Wynton Marsalis and Dave Grusin.
He was also a composer of orchestral and sacred music and wrote soundtracks for television, such as Mr. Broadway and the animated miniseries This Is America, Charlie Brown.

The Winans

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This miniseries featured The Winans, Desirée Goyette, and Lou Rawls as the singing vocals (Goyette and Rawls had previously worked with Melendez on the Garfield TV specials).
They performed vocals in This is America, Charlie Brown's segment "The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad" in 1989.

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This Is America, Charlie Brown is an eight-part animated television miniseries, that depicts a series of events in American history featuring characters from the Charles M. Schulz comic strip Peanuts.
An additional spin-off miniseries This Is America, Charlie Brown aired in 1988, exploring the history of the United States.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

One episode, "The Mayflower Voyagers," returned to television in 2008 (and has aired each year since) as companion material to pad the 1973 special A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving to a full one-hour time slot.
Since 2008, the remaining time has been filled by a slightly abridged edit of "The Mayflower Voyagers," the premiere episode of the 1988 miniseries This Is America, Charlie Brown.

Ami Foster

She also voiced Sally Brown in the 1988 animated Peanuts special Snoopy!!! The Musical and Lucy van Pelt in an episode of This Is America, Charlie Brown.

Desirée Goyette

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This miniseries featured The Winans, Desirée Goyette, and Lou Rawls as the singing vocals (Goyette and Rawls had previously worked with Melendez on the Garfield TV specials).

Lou Rawls

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This miniseries featured The Winans, Desirée Goyette, and Lou Rawls as the singing vocals (Goyette and Rawls had previously worked with Melendez on the Garfield TV specials).
In 1989, he performed vocals for "The Music and Heroes of America" segment in the animated television miniseries This is America, Charlie Brown.

George Winston

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The series included music by many composers and performers including Peanuts regular Ed Bogas, Dave Brubeck, David Benoit (who would later take over scoring the specials starting with It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown), George Winston, Wynton Marsalis and Dave Grusin.

It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown

The series included music by many composers and performers including Peanuts regular Ed Bogas, Dave Brubeck, David Benoit (who would later take over scoring the specials starting with It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown), George Winston, Wynton Marsalis and Dave Grusin.
It was the first time Guaraldi's music had been used in a Peanuts special since It's Arbor Day, Charlie Brown (save for an arrangement of "Linus and Lucy" done by Ed Bogas and Judy Munsen for It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown and What a Nightmare, Charlie Brown!), although Benoit had scored an episode of This is America, Charlie Brown prior to this special.

Pig-Pen

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One time his clean self was shown in a miniseries titled This Is America, Charlie Brown, where he is an astronaut aboard a futuristic space station, demonstrating how personal hygiene would apply in zero gravity.

Marcie

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She also kissed him in the specials Happy New Year, Charlie Brown! (1986) and He's a Bully, Charlie Brown (2006), and in "The Wright Brothers" episode of This Is America, Charlie Brown.

Squanto

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Squanto (voiced by Frank Welker) appears in the first episode ("The Mayflower Voyagers", aired October 21, 1988) of the animated mini-series This Is America, Charlie Brown.

History of the United States

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This Is America, Charlie Brown is an eight-part animated television miniseries, that depicts a series of events in American history featuring characters from the Charles M. Schulz comic strip Peanuts.

Charles M. Schulz

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This Is America, Charlie Brown is an eight-part animated television miniseries, that depicts a series of events in American history featuring characters from the Charles M. Schulz comic strip Peanuts.

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It aired from 1988 to 1989 on CBS.

George Washington

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Due to the nature of the events portrayed and the historical figures included—such as The Wright Brothers and George Washington—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 Don't Come Back!!)

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Due to the nature of the events portrayed and the historical figures included—such as The Wright Brothers and George Washington—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.

It's Only a Game

These adults were drawn in a style similar to It's Only a Game, another comic strip by Schulz that featured adults, as well other productions that were overseen by Peanuts regular Bill Melendez.

Bill Melendez

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These adults were drawn in a style similar to It's Only a Game, another comic strip by Schulz that featured adults, as well other productions that were overseen by Peanuts regular Bill Melendez.