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Why, Charlie Brown, Why? (1990)

TV Movie  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Drama  |  16 March 1990 (USA)
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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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Originally planned as a 5-minute educational video to be shown to young cancer patients, Charles M. Schulz suggested that the project be expanded to a full half-hour special. CBS and producer Bill Melendez initially balked at the idea, but went ahead with it, due to Schulz's enthusiasm of the project. Schulz was touched by the idea, as his mother Dena succumbed to cancer on the night he was drafted for WWII. See more »

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When Charlie and Linus first arrive at the hospital, they are told that Janice is in room 402. However, when they leave the room while she gets her injection, they return and enter room 404. 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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21 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My youngest daughter loved this show and watched it over and over again because we bought it on video. I'm surprised it hasn't been put on DVD by now.

It is a show that deals with the sensitivity about a childhood illness and at the same time brings us some humorous moments with Snoopy. My daughtered loved the part where Snoopy unplugs Charlie Brown's light he's reading by to plug in his Christmas lights.

The most unrealistic part is when the girl has her full head of hair at the end. Nobody's hair grows back that fast after Chemo, but I think the message was is that her hair would grow back. Something the kids needed to know. Most kids like to have happy endings.

No, it wasn't perfect but in my opinion it was done well.


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