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PR: "You’re a Good Sport Charlie Brown" Races to DVD January 27, 2009

by on October 28, 2008


JANUARY 27, 2009

The Emmy® Award-Winning Animated Peanuts Classic is Available in a
Re-mastered Deluxe Edition with All-New Bonus Material and Updated Packaging

New-to-DVD Bonus Episode You’re the Greatest, Charlie Brown is Included

BURBANK, CA (October 27, 2008) — Consumers will race to their local DVD retailer to be the first in line to own the Emmy® Award-winning Peanuts TV Special You’re a Good Sport, Charlie Brown: Deluxe Edition, which will be released for the first time on DVD in the U.S. by Warner Home Video (WHV) January 27, 2009. This special finds Charlie Brown, the famous sports failure, competing against Peppermint Patty and the Masked Marvel (alias Snoopy) in an exciting charity motocross race. The animated classic will be available in an eye-catching, newly re-mastered format featuring bonus material, including a new-to-DVD bonus episode. You’re a Good Sport, Charlie Brown: Deluxe Edition will retail for $19.98 SRP. Order due date has been set for December 23, 2008.

Start your engines! Its Motocross season and competing against the likes of Peppermint Patty and the Masked Marvel – aka a certain daredevil beagle named Snoopy – can intimidate anyone. But if Charlie Brown – tagged with unlucky number 13 – can keep the pace slow and steady (as well as hold onto his helmet), he might just win the race! It’s fast and furious fun right up through the finish line of this wonderful Emmy Award® winner as Outstanding Children’s Special, rolling out in a spit-shined re-mastered deluxe edition with improved picture and audio.

“We are delighted to bring this wonderful, animated special to DVD in a re-mastered format, now with richer visual and sound qualities,” said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President, Family, Animation and Sports Marketing. He added, “This title offers a great way for kids to learn about good sportsmanship and perseverance. It’s also incredibly funny, clever, touching and heartwarming. Kids and adults will want to add this award-winning animated classic to their home entertainment libraries.”

You’re a Good Sport, Charlie Brown first aired on CBS in 1975 and earned a prime time Emmy® Award for Outstanding Children’s Special.

DVD Special Features Include:

You’re the Greatest, Charlie Brown – A new-to-DVD bonus episode. Hard work and team spirit are what Charlie Brown needs for decathlon victory but this junior Olympian had better keep his eye on the track to win.

Dust Yourself Off and Pick Yourself Up, Charlie Brown – An original featurette that tells the story of how Charles Schulz’ son Craig and his life-long passion for dirt biking, served as an inspiration for his dad to include it in his famous comic strip.

Important Information for Retailers

You’re a Good Sport, Charlie Brown: Deluxe Edition will be available on DVD from WHV on January 27, 2009 and will retail for $19.98 SRP. Order due date has been set for December 23, 2008.


The release of You’re a Good Sport, Charlie Brown: Deluxe Edition will be supported by an online media campaign estimated to generate millions of impressions. Print advertising will include a full-page consumer ad in Racer X Magazine. In addition, WHV will feature a promotional insert in You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown packaging, which will be available to consumers October 7, 2008.

The Basics
You’re a Good Sport, Charlie Brown: Deluxe Edition
Street Date:
January 27, 2009
Order Date:
December 23, 2008
Running Time:
Approx. 50 min.

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, Rainbow Brite, 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 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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