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

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Cast

Cast overview:
Kaleb Henley ...
Charlie Brown (voice)
Brandon Stewart ...
Linus Van Pelt (voice)
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Janice Emmons (voice)
Adrienne Stiefel ...
Sally Brown (voice)
Jennifer Banko ...
Lucy Van Pelt (voice)
Dion Zamora ...
The Bully (voice)
Brittany Thornton ...
Little Sister (voice)
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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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Lindsay Sloane's TV debut. See more »

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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 »

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[Linus comes home from the hospital]
Lucy Van Pelt: Where've you been?
Linus van Pelt: Charlie Brown and I were visiting Janice in the hospital. They say she has leukemia.
Lucy Van Pelt: While you're up, why don't you give me a glass of milk?
[Linus does so, Lucy turns up the TV, Linus comes back with a glass of milk and gives it to Lucy]
Linus van Pelt: I remember that day in school when she said she wasn't feeling well. I remember touching her forehead and feeling how warm she was.
Lucy Van Pelt: [shocked in disgust] You touched her? And now you're handing me a glass of ...
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A Universal Classic
7 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

No other cartoonist who dare address subject matter as death can achieve such brilliance as Charles M. Schulz. One of the absolute best of the Peanuts TV movies, a beautiful piece that stays with you throughout the years.


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