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"Peanuts 1970's Collection Vol. 2" - The Late 70's Were Good to You, Charlie Brown

by Ed Liuon June 1, 2010
The Peanuts 1970’s Collection Vol. 2 collects six more Peanuts TV specials from the back-half of the decade, giving each the same careful audio and video remastering as on previous sets. These specials were among the best American animation you’d be able to find in the 1970’s, and that’s not meant to be damning with […]

"I Want a Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown": If Christmas Specials Were Underwear ...

by Radical Ravenon December 8, 2009
It’s not hard to guess when I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown was made. It lacks the rampant creativity and outstanding imagination that made the earliest Charlie Brown ventures such successes, and it is also missing the obvious periodic quirks that marked the better specials of the 70s and 80s. In fact, I […]

"Peanuts 1960's Collection:" Respect for the Classics...and the Other Specials, Too

by Ed Liuon July 6, 2009
As part of their commemoration of the Woodstock music festival (or shameless commercial exploitation of it, depending on who you ask), Warner Home Video brings us the Peanuts 1960’s Collection, packaging the first six Charlie Brown TV specials on two DVDs and adding a short documentary about jazz composer and performer Vince Guaraldi to sweeten […]

TV Time Machine Posts Interview with Lee Mendelson on "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

by Ed Liuon December 28, 2008
Jim Benson’s TV Time Machine website has posted a 3-part audio interview with Lee Mendelson, longtime producer of the Peanuts cartoons, focusing on A Charlie Brown Christmas. Among other topics, Mendelson discusses the Willie Mays TV special that led to his involvement in the Peanuts cartoons and why children were used to voice the characters, […]

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

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2008
REV-UP FOR MOTOCROSS SEASON WITH SNOOPY! YOU’RE A GOOD SPORT, CHARLIE BROWN RACES ON TO DVD FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE U.S. JANUARY 27, 2009 FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO 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 […]

PR: You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown Hits the Campaign Trail Oct 7, 2008

by Ed Liuon August 26, 2008
YOU’RE NOT ELECTED, CHARLIE BROWN HITS THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL OCTOBER 7, 2008 FOR THE FIRST TIME ON DVD, IN A NEWLY RE-MASTERED, DELUXE EDITION FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO The All-time Favorite Animated Peanuts Classic is Available on DVD in a Re-mastered Deluxe Edition with All-New Bonus Material and Updated Packaging New-to-DVD Bonus Episode He’s a […]

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

by Ed Liuon August 21, 2008
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, […]

Warner Home Video Brings Charlie Brown and Rankin-Bass on Home Video for the Holidays

by Ed Liuon July 11, 2008
Warner Home Video has announced several new holiday-themed DVDs scheduled for release on October 7, 2008, including: A Charlie Brown Christmas Deluxe Edition A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Deluxe Edition Rankin-Bass’ Jack Frost (1979) Bonus features have not been released for these DVDs. In addition, a Peanuts Holiday Pack containing the deluxe editions of It’s the […]

Mental Floss Weblog on "A Charlie Brown Christmas" History

by Ed Liuon December 20, 2007
The mental_floss weblog has posted a summary of historical factoids about A Charlie Brown Christmas, the perennial animated holiday special starring the characters of Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip. The post notes the origins of the special in a documentary about Charles Schulz, the reason why Snoopy gets all the action scenes, and the initial […]

Charlie Brown Easter, Valentines Specials Get Remastered DVD Release

by Maxie Zeuson December 4, 2007
Warner Home Video will release deluxe, remastered editions of Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown and It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown early next year, the company said today. Each DVD will retail for $19.95. Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown, which originally debuted in 1975, has Charlie Brown waiting patiently by the mailbox for a Valentine, […]