A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Special 40th Anniversary

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

To celebrate Thanksgiving, ABC will be airing the classic half-hour animated PEANUTS special, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,” tonight. This marks the 40th anniversary of the classic special, created by late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz.

In the 1973 special, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,” Charlie Brown wants to do something special for the gang. However, the dinner he arranges is a disaster when the caterers, Snoopy and Woodstock, prepare toast and popcorn as the main dish. Humiliated, it will take all of Marcie’s persuasive powers to salvage the holiday for Charlie Brown.

A special bonus cartoon from Charles M. Schulz, “This Is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers,” will air with the PEANUTS classic. In “This is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers,” the year is 1620. After 65 grueling, sea-tossed days, the Pilgrims are in view of America’s shores – and Charlie Brown and the Peanuts crew are with them as they experience firsthand the lifestyle of the early settlers and celebrate the first Thanksgiving.

The cast includes Todd Barbee as Charlie Brown, Robin Kohn as Lucy, Stephen Shea as Linus, Hilary Momberger as Sally, Kip DeFaria as Peppermint Patty, Jimmy Ahrens as Marcie and Robin Reed as Franklin.

"A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" airs on Thursday, November 28 from 8 PM to 9 PM ET on ABC.