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Happy Anniversary, Charlie Brown

Happy Anniversary, Charlie Brown
Genre Documentary TV Special
Created by Charles M. Schulz
Directed by Phil Roman
Presented by Carl Reiner
Voices of Duncan Watson (Charlie Brown)
Gail Davis (Sally Brown)
Liam Martin (Linus van Pelt)
Lynn Mortensen and Linda Jenner (Lucy van Pelt)
Greg Felton (Schroeder)
Bill Meléndez (Snoopy and Woodstock)
Linda Ercoli (Violet)
Theme music composer Vince Guaraldi
Executive producer(s) Lee Mendelson
Producer(s) Bill Meléndez
Running time 60 min.
Original channel CBS
First shown in January 9, 1976
Preceded by Charlie Brown and Charles Schulz
Followed by Happy Birthday, Charlie Brown

Happy Anniversary, Charlie Brown is a TV documentary that celebrates 25 years of the Peanuts comic strip. The special first aired January 9, 1976. Carl Reiner hosted.

Voice actors

  • Duncan Watson: Charlie Brown
  • Lynn Mortensen: Lucy Van Pelt
  • Liam Martin: Linus Van Pelt
  • Gail M. Davis: Sally Brown
  • Greg Felton]]: Schroeder
  • Stuart Brotman: Peppermint Patty
  • James Ahrens: Marcie
  • Linda Ercoli: Violet
  • Bill Melendez: Snoopy & Woodstock
Happy Anniversary, Charlie Brown!
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released October 17, 1989 (1989-10-17)
Genre Jazz, Easy Listening, New Age, Blues, Soundtrack
Label GRP Records

1989 GRP Records release

In 1989, to celebrate the strip's 40th anniversary, GRP Records released a soundtrack album with the same title as the TV special.[1] The soundtrack contains versions of music and songs from the TV specials, as well as some original compositions, performed by various jazz artists, such as David Benoit, Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour and Kenny G.[2]

No. TitlePerformed by Length
1. "Linus & Lucy"  David Benoit 3:39
2. "Joe Cool"  B. B. King 3:50
3. "History Lesson"  Dave Grusin 4:52
4. "The Great Pumpkin Waltz"  Chick Corea 5:34
5. "Little Birdie"  Joe Williams 3:41
6. "Rain, Rain, Go Away"  Gerry Mulligan 4:28
7. "Breadline Blues"  Kenny G 4:10
8. "Red Baron"  Lee Ritenour 3:57
9. "Christmas Time Is Here"  Patti Austin 3:27
10. "Charlie Brown Theme"  Armani A.W.-Murray 3:39
11. "Benjamin"  Dave Brubeck 3:48
12. "Linus & Lucy (Reprise with the Peanuts Gang)"  David Benoit 3:04

Voice actors on the CD[3]

  • Charlie Brown: Kaleb Henley
  • Linus: Brandon Stewart
  • Lucy: Jennifer Banko
  • Peppermint Patty: Nichole Buda


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