Cartoon Network’s sister channel Boomerang will air commercial free on Thanksgiving the classic Hanna-Barbera animated special The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn’t.
The 30-minute special premiered on Thanksgiving Day in 1972 and featured the voices of June Foray and Don Messick. The special tells the tale of Jeremy Squirrel, who has to find and save a missing Pilgrim boy and a missing native boy to ensure the first Thanksgiving feast can proceed.
The special will air twice on Boomerang, first at 10 a.m. ET and again at 7 p.m. ET.
“Animated holiday specials such as The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn’t bring back a lot of childhood memories,” said Stacy Isenhower, senior vice president of programming and scheduling for Boomerang and Cartoon Network. “We know that our viewers, both young and old, will feel the spirit of the holiday with this cartoon
classic-it reminds us again that there is always a reason to be thankful.”