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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 […]

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

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"

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

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 […]

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