A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Studio: Bill Melendez Productions Release Date : November 20, 1973 Series: Peanuts
Cumulative rating:
(3 ratings submitted)

Associated Studio(s)

United Feature Syndicate / Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates


Charlie Brown finds himself trapped into hosting a Thanksgiving dinner, so it's up to Snoopy and Woodstock to help him out, with a dinner of popcorn, toast, jellybeans and pretzel stick. A dinner that Peppermint Patty doesn't really appreciate.


Charlie Brown
(Voice: Todd Barbee)
Lucy Van Pelt
(Voice: Robin Kohn)
Linus Van Pelt
(Voice: Stephen Shea)
(Voice: Jose Cuauhtemoc "Bill" Melendez)
Peppermint Patty
(Voice: Christopher DeFaria)
Sally Brown
(Voice: Hilary Momberger)
(Voice: James "Jimmy" Ahrens)
(Voice: Robin Reed)
(Voice: Jose Cuauhtemoc "Bill" Melendez)


Nominated for the Emmy Award: Outstanding Children's Program


CBS (Original broadcast network)


  • According to a November 17-23 issue TV Guide ad by CBS, the special was co-sponsored by both the Coca-Cola Company and Dolly Madison Cakes.
  • Directorial debut of Phil Roman who co-directs with Bill Melendez.


United States

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

CED Disc

United States

A Charlie Brown Festival Volume 3

Laserdisc (CAV)

United States

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving


United States

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (Remastered Deluxe Edition)
Peanuts Deluxe Holiday Edition
Peanuts Deluxe Collection
Peanuts Classic Complete Holiday Collection
Peanuts 1970's Collection Volume 1
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

BluRay Disc

United States

Peanuts Deluxe Holiday Edition
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

4K Ultra HD

United States

Peanuts Holiday Collection
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 25:16
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 4 : 3 (Television)
Color Type: Color
Sound Type: Mono
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

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From TibbyH :

A cozy special that's light on content, but plentiful in charm. Not a lot really happens in this cartoon, but that's not out of the ordinary for Peanuts. The Thanksgiving special is a nice comfortable cartoon to put on after a hectic day of dinner preparation or just any day in November.
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