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Review: "Snoopy's Adventures", "Yo Gabba Gabba! Circus", & "Heroes of Bikini Bottom"

The Happiness Is..Peanuts: Snoopy’s Adventures DVD has a title well out of proportion to its slight contents. This 46 minute disc contains one Snoopy-centric episode of 1985′s The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show and the TV special Snoopy’s Getting Married, Charlie Brown from the same year. Those familiar with the Peanuts TV specials from that […]

"Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown" - And So Is This New DVD Movie

I freely admit that jaundiced skepticism was my initial reaction to the announcement of Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown, the first new Peanuts animated special in 5 years and the first with no direct involvement by the famed strip’s creator Charles Schulz. I’ll even admit that the phrase “cash grab” flew through my […]

"Happiness Is...Peanuts: Snoopy's Adventures" Coming to DVD on June 14, 2011

WARNER HOME VIDEO INTRODUCES A NEW THEMED DVD COLLECTION FEATURING CLASSIC PEANUTS TV PROGRAMS WITH THE RELEASE OF HAPPINESS IS…PEANUTS™: SNOOPY’S ADVENTURES AVAILABLE JUNE 14, 2011 Release Includes the Emmy® Nominated Snoopy’s Getting Married, Charlie Brown which is new to DVD BURBANK, CA (March 28, 2011) – Warner Home Video (WHV) is set to release […]

New "Peanuts" DTV "Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown" Coming March 29, 2011

Warner Home Video has announced that a new Peanuts direct-to-video animated movie will be released on DVD on March 29, 2011. Titled Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown, the movie will focus on an impending visit from Linus and Lucy’s grandmother, who plans on getting rid of Linus’ security blanket, and the gang’s subsequent […]

"Peanuts Deluxe Holiday Collection" Blu-rays: One Classic, One Great, and One Turkey

If the Peanuts animated specials are perennials on TV, it seems that Warner Brothers is intent on making them perennials on home video as well. To be sure, they deserve much credit for taking away the license to Peanuts from Paramount and pushing out wonderfully remastered editions of beloved specials like A Charlie Brown Christmas […]

Lee Mendelson on "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

The Washington Post‘s Comic Riffs weblog has spoken with veteran producer Lee Mendelson about A Charlie Brown Christmas, which is commemorating its 45th anniversary since its first airing in 1965. Mendelson gives a brief overview of how he came to befriend Peanuts comic strip creator Charles M. Schulz and how a failed documentary on the […]

"He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown" and It's Your Money, Peanuts Fans

When I reviewed the Peanuts 1960′s Collection, I guessed that several of the episodes on the set were not popular enough (or, frankly, good enough) to warrant a full-fledged standalone DVD release, and that the collection would be the only way to get these specials. Well, Warner Home Video has proven me wrong on at […]

"Peanuts: Holiday" Collection Coming to Blu-ray

Warner Home Video will release Peanuts Holiday: Ultimate Collection to Blu-ray on November 16, the studio has announced. The gift box will include the deluxe editions of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown; A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving; A Charlie Brown Christmas; It’s Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown; It’s Magic, Charlie Brown; and The Mayflower Voyagers. Special […]

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

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 ...

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 […]

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