Posted on November 21, 2011
Kick off your Holiday Season with a little bit of Cheer. Let Charlie Brown entertain you and your family and friends this Thanksgiving. ABC Television Network will celebrate the start of the holiday season with the classic half-hour animated Thanksgiving-themed PEANUTS special, ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,’ created by late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, Thursday November 24th 8p.m., ET. Also take advantage of the special bonus cartoon from Charles M. Schulz, ‘This is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers’ which will air alongside the PEANUTS classic. It develops history to animation with a captivating and informative program about the Mayflower voyagers. October 2, 1950 was when the PEANUTS comic strip first launched in seven different American Newspapers. The impact of those strips have lasted decades and nearly 60 years later the comic strip appears in over 2,200 newspapers, in 75 countries and translated in 21 different languages. PEANUTS animated specials have become a seasonal tradition and thousands of consumer products are available in virtually all retail channels. Images that are still used today include; Charlie Brown kicking the football, linus and his blanket, and Lucy leaning over Schroeder’s piano is images to which everyone can relate. Phrases such as, “Security Blanket” and “Good Grief” have become a part of the global vernacular. In ‘This is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers’ the year is 1620. After 65 grueling days at sea, the Pilgrims view the American shores. Charlie Brown and his crew are with them as they experience firsthand the lifestyle of the early settlers and celebrate the first Thanksgiving. Tune into ABC Thursday November 24, 2011 starting at 8pm to see this classic cartoon. To learn more about your satellite TV programming package visit us at DISH-Systems.com or call (866)989-3474. Do you watch ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’?