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Why, Charlie Brown, Why? (1990)

Linus falls for a new girl who soon must go to the hospital for cancer treatment.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Kaleb Henley Kaleb Henley ... Charlie Brown (voice)
Brandon Stewart Brandon Stewart ... Linus Van Pelt (voice)
Olivia Burnette ... Janice Emmons (voice)
Adrienne Stiefel Adrienne Stiefel ... Sally Brown (voice)
Jennifer Banko ... Lucy Van Pelt (voice)
Dion Zamora Dion Zamora ... The Bully (voice)
Brittany Thornton Brittany Thornton ... Little Sister (voice)
Lindsay Sloane ... Big Sister (voice)
Bill Melendez ... Snoopy / Woodstock (voice)
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Storyline

A new girl comes to the neighbourhood school and Linus is smitten with her. Unfortunately, she develops the symptoms of leukemia and must go to the hospital for cancer treatment. Linus and Charlie Brown help her through the traumas of chemotherapy as best they can while Snoopy plays at being the world's greatest doctor. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Official Sites:

Snoopy.com

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Why, Charlie Brown, Why? See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is one of the Peanuts specials where Linus' security blanket is not seen, nor is it mentioned. See more »

Goofs

Sally claims she left her lunch sitting on the curb. However, there is no sign of a lunchox in the scene beforehand, when the kids get on the bus. It doesn't show up until after the bus pulls away and Snoopy rushes for it. See more »

Quotes

Linus van Pelt: [sad about Janice at the hospital] Why, Charlie Brown, why?
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Connections

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"Peanuts" With A Very Important (And Personal) Message
1 July 2019 | by mkurland23See all my reviews

This "Peanuts" special is a huge departure from everything that had come before, to discuss the real illness of cancer. Schulz had previously insisted on a reading of the Biblical version of the true meaning of Christmas in the very first special. He insisted on this special being expanded from five minutes to the full half-hour of the previous ones because of how personal it was to him. (His mother died of cancer right as he was drafted into the Army.) In a way, this special was foreshadowing the very disease that would claim Schulz's life in 2000. I might have only seen parts of this special, but I believe it is a must-see for both kids and their parents so they understand what others might have to go through if they have cancer.


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