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PR: Holiday Cheer with the Peanuts Gang with the Peanuts Holiday Collection

CHARLIE BROWN AND THE PEANUTS GANG
BRING HOLIDAY CHEER WHEN
WARNER HOME VIDEO RELEASES
THE PEANUTS HOLIDAY COLLECTION
ON SEPTEMBER 23, 2008!
AND
A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING DELUXE EDITION,
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS DELUXE EDITION
ON OCTOBER 7, 2008

THE HOLIDAY COLLECTION CONTAINS THE RE-MASTERED HALLOWEEN, THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS PEANUTS’ CLASSICS

BURBANK, CA (August 20, 2008) – Good Grief! Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty, Linus, Snoopy, Woodstock and the rest of the Peanuts gang are back to celebrate your favorite holidays when Warner Home Video (WHV) releases the Peanuts Holiday Collection in a 3 DVD collector set which will include “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving”, “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “It’s a Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” Peanuts TV classics on September 23, 2008 for $44.76 SRP. Order due date is August 19, 2008.

WHV will also release A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Deluxe Edition and A Charlie Brown Christmas Deluxe Edition re-mastered on DVD on October 7, 2008 for $19.98 SRP each. Order due date is September 2, 2008.

Since 1950, Peanuts, created by Charles M. Schulz has been one of the most beloved comic strips in the world. Soon thereafter Peanuts holiday TV specials became instant hits and secured Charlie Brown’s position as a pop culture icon.

The Peanuts Holiday Collection contains everyone’s favorite Peanuts Holiday titles in one set with the all-new deluxe editions. The collector’s set includes A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Deluxe Edition, A Charlie Brown Christmas Deluxe Edition and It’s the

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Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition with the new re-mastered episodes as well
as all of the bonus features. In addition to new packaging and the all-new Deluxe Editions, the Peanuts Holiday Collection will also include a CD with songs from the original soundtrack by Vince Guaraldi. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition has the gang in the spooky spirit, dressing up to go trick or treating and to crash Violet’s spooktacular Halloween party. While the crew goes out to collect their candy – Charlie Brown in a ghost costume (with more eyeholes cut out than needed), Lucy dressed as a witch and Snoopy in a World War I flying ace costume, Linus decides to hold vigil in the pumpkin patch as he awaits the Great Pumpkin. The Halloween special includes a documentary focusing on the myth and tradition of the Halloween staple television program.

A Charlie Brown Christmas Deluxe Edition features the re-mastered Christmas special in an updated look that still maintains the integrity and feel of vintage Peanuts. The Emmy® and Peabody Award winning classic features Charlie Brown who has the Yuletide blues. To get into the holiday spirit, Lucy advises Charlie Brown to direct the Christmas play and put up a great tree. Charlie Brown takes the advice, but the tree he finds is short, spindly and not very green, prompting everyone to make fun of him. However, the real meaning of Christmas works its magic on the Peanuts gang and they all end up in the holiday spirit. The Deluxe Edition contains bonus features including:
A new featurette: A Christmas Miracle: The Making of A Charlie Brown Christmas – An in-depth look at how the producers brought a newspaper comic strip to animated life in a new medium. Under tense pressure and with many doubters, the show creators were able to create Peanuts in a new medium and make the show a smash success.
Digital downloads of 2 songs from the popular soundtrack
A bonus episode: It’s Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving originally aired on TV in 1973 and won an Emmy® Award for its incredible animation and heartfelt message. The fun begins when Peppermint Patty invites herself and her pals to Charlie Brown’s house for a REALLY big turkey party. Good grief! Is Charlie Brown doomed? Will Thanksgiving be the same without turkey, cranberries -more-

and pumpkin pie? Thankfully, Linus, Snoopy and Woodstock all chip in to save the Thanksgiving day. With such good friends, Charlie Brown – and all of us – has so many reasons to be thankful. This Remastered Deluxe Edition with improved picture and audio is guaranteed to bring on that grateful glow and contains great bonus features including:

A new featurette: Popcorn & Jellybeans: Making a Thanksgiving Classic – A look at the final installment of the Peanuts holiday trilogy and what it meant to its creators and to us.
Digital downloads of 2 songs from the popular soundtrack
A bonus episode: Mayflower Voyagers

“Warner Home Video is overjoyed to get into the holiday spirit with Peanuts when we release these classic titles as all new deluxe re-mastered editions,” said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President, of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing. “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Deluxe Edition, A Charlie Brown Christmas Deluxe Edition and the Peanuts Holiday Collection are perfect gifts for your loved ones and will go great with the turkey, pumpkin pie, ham and egg nog.”

Marketing Support

Warner Home Video will support the Peanuts Holiday Collection, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Deluxe Edition and A Charlie Brown Christmas Deluxe Edition DVDs with a national TV, Print and Online media campaign. This November and December, 1 million boxes of Limited Edition Cap’n Crunch’s Christmas Crunch(R) Cereal will feature a $3.00 mail-in rebate good towards Peanuts DVD titles. Plus, in support of the seasonal offerings, Wendy’s will feature a kid’s meal promotion with a $3.00 off coupon on the gusset of 12 million kid’s meals bag this November and December, and Skippy will host a sweepstakes offer on 6 million jars of peanut butter giving consumers a chance to win a Peanuts DVD or a four day trip to Cedar Point, featuring world class coasters and the all new Planet Snoopy, in Sandusky, Ohio. Additionally, Birds Eye Voila! will promote the partnership between Birds Eye Voila! and Warner Home video as they team up to offer a special DVD giveaway to Voila! consumers. Buy 3 bags of Birds Eye Voila! and get a WHV Peanuts Holiday DVD –more-

FREE. Exposure for the Free DVD offer and sweepstakes will include in store signage, print and online advertising. Partnering with PEANUTS licensee Rail Events, Birds Eye will offer
a chance to win a trip for four to ride the “The Great Pumpkin Express” along with other weekly and monthly prizes on birdseyevoila.com.

BASICS:

Peanuts Holiday Collection
Price: $44.76 / No MAP
UPC: 883929008988
Street Date: September 23, 2008
Order Due Date: August 19, 2008
Languages: English
Audio: Dolby Surround Stereo
Color / Closed Captioned
Rating: NR

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Deluxe Edition
Price: $19.98 SRP / No MAP
UPC: 883929006472
Street Date: October 7, 2008
Order Due Date: September 2, 2008
Languages: English
Audio: Dolby Surround Stereo
Color / Closed Captioned
Run Time: 128 minutes
Rating: NR

A Charlie Brown Christmas Deluxe Edition
Price: $19.98 SRP / No MAP
UPC: 883929006489
Street Date: October 7, 2008
Order Due Date: September 2, 2008
Languages: English
Audio: Dolby Surround Stereo
Color / Closed Captioned
Run Time: 128 minutes
Rating: NR

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About United Media
United Media is a worldwide licensing and syndication company that focuses on building brand equity around a wide range of creative content. The company recently partnered with HISTORY, the award-winning cable network, as the exclusive merchandise licensing agent for the brand and its acclaimed programming that includes the popular Ice Road Truckers series. United Media licenses and/or syndicates other properties, including Peanuts, Hallmark’s hoops&yoyo and Maxine, Dirty Dancing, Televisa’s El Chavo, Deadliest Catch, Raggedy Ann & Andy, Precious Moments, Dilbert, and Fancy Nancy. United Media is an E. W. Scripps Company. For more information, visit HYPERLINK www.unitedmedialicensing.com www.unitedmedialicensing.com.

About Warner Home Video
With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video’s film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Video and New Line Home Entertainment.

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