Director of Charlie Brown and Garfield TV specials and executive producer of King of the Hill.
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973) -- Directed with Bill Melendez. Some interesting bits, but not on par with the more famous holiday specials.
It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown (1974) -- An episode where all of Charlie Brown's friends seem stupid. Marcie (who is supposed to be smart) keeps screwing up how to make Easter eggs and Linus (who is supposed to be smart) keeps thinking it's a "waste of time" to dye eggs, etc. because the Easter Beagle will do it--as if dying eggs isn't done because it's fun but because it's a chore. Charlie Brown barely shows up. The movie is fun enough to watch, but it's not a classic like the Christmas or Halloween special.
Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (1975) -- An averagely-good holiday special. Lots of the subtlety of the strips become lost when translated to these TV specials.
It's Arbor Day, Charlie Brown (1976) -- By this point, it seems like the Peanuts gang had run out of real holidays to celebrate on television, but the Arbor Day special is surprisingly better than some of the others.
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