It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown (Cinar, 1996)
It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown was the 38th animated Peanuts TV special. It was first
broadcast in January 1996 and is the second last Peanuts special completed during Charles M. Schulz’ (creator of the Peanuts comic) lifetime. (Schulz passed away in 2000 from complications from colon cancer at age 77.)
The plot centers around Linus meeting a girl, Mimi and two teen DJs. He invites them to his birthday party. He anxiously awaits his new friends’ arrival, but when Lucy brings out his cake and “Happy Birthday” is sung, it looks like they won’t be arriving. Then Linus hears a familiar voice and a DJ3K is wheeled into the room.
It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown was the first Peanuts special to be animated using digital ink and paint.