‘Peanuts Holiday Collection Deluxe Edition’ on 4K



Join Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts gang for some fun holiday classics. This one collection includes stories perfect for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas with the timeless stories featuring the loveable Peanuts kids. Peanuts Holiday Collection Deluxe Edition in available now on 4K Ultra HD with a Blu-ray disc and Digital copy.

First, we all know about The Great Pumpkin. Don’t we? Well, Linus is convinced The Great Pumpkin will come on Halloween night. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is a fun Halloween story that has been entertaining families since 1966. It was nominated for 3 Prime Time Emmys and has been an annual TV viewing tradition in homes around the country. With everyone out Trick or Treating, little Linus is waiting in the pumpkin patch for the arrival of The Great Pumpkin. This little guy is so enthusiastic he’ll melt your heart. This is a disc that will keep everyone entertained throughout October.

Next comes Thanksgiving. November is filled with preparations for the holiday and A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is one way to get ready for the holiday. In 1973 this adorable show was first broadcast on TV and ended up winning an Emmy. Thanksgiving with the Peanuts gang is happier than ever when Peppermint Patty joins the group for a festive celebration.

December brings Christmas and A Charlie Brown Christmas, which was produced in 1965 and has stood the test of time. Now, when people see a scraggly little tree, they often refer to it as a “Charlie Brown tree.” That’s because Good Ol’ Charlie Brown picked out the mangiest little tree to give it a good home. He doesn’t want to be taken in by the materialism of the holidays. And in the end he proves that the Christmas spirit and the season isn’t dependent on the big commercialism that has taken over the world.

Besides these three main holiday shows, the collection includes plenty more fun with Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Sally, Snoopy, Peppermint Patty, Violet, Schroeder, Patty, Frieda, Pig Pen, Woodstock, Franklin, and the rest of the gang.

It’s Magic, Charlie Brown (1981) centers on Snoopy as he dedicated himself to his magic tricks. But will he go too far?

Charlie Brown’s All-Stars (1966) has the little fellow in a difficult situation. He loves his baseball team, but to get new uniforms he must tell Snoopy, Lucy, Patty, Violet and Frieda they are off the team, which is something he doesn’t want to do. When the team hears that good ol’ Charlie Brown turned down the uniforms, they are incensed. Then Linus tells them that Charlie Brown was only thinking about them. He didn’t want to split up his team. The whole gang gets together to show Charlie Brown they understand and do care about him, and make him his own uniform…out of Linus’ blanket!

The Mayflower Voyagers (1988) is has the gang reliving the past as they set sail on the Mayflower for a new adventure in the New World, and a very difficult winter.

Play It Again, Charlie Brown (1971) has a love-struck Lucy getting a gig for Schroeder at the PTA concert. The piano-playing lad is excited to play his Beethoven melodies, but only rock music is allowed at the concert. How will Schroeder react to this news?

It’s Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown (1992) is filled with more holiday fun for the gang as they prepare for the annual Christmas pageant.

It’s Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown includes the fun dancing steps of the 80s. This show was first broadcast in 1984 and reflects the time.

Besides these nine timeless shows, there are a few featurettes included in the collection. While all of these shows were produced a long time ago, they are still as relevant and entertaining today. And now that they are on 4K, the graphics are brighter and better.

The Peanuts gang has many hours of fun in store for the whole family in this collection. And even though they are having fun watching the shows, kids won’t realize are learning lessons about life. Grab the popcorn, make some hot chocolate, and pop in these shows for some fun family viewing.

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‘Peanuts by Schulz: School Days’ on DVD

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The newest compilation of classic Peanuts antics includes plenty of Peanutty fun with the entire gang. There are dozens of little vignettes showing off the adorable little tykes in all their glory.

“This new collection of Peanuts short cartoons revolves around the classic school theme and will appeal to viewers of all ages,” said Mary Ellen Tomas, Vice President Family & Animation Marketing. “This beautiful new series is a celebration of Charles Schulz’s beloved original comic strip. It’s comprised of animated vignettes derived directly from his newspaper strips.”

The two disc set is packed full of situations that show off the wit, wisdom, and sheer entertainment of the whole Peanuts gang.

Linus is smitten with his teacher and when she retires he is devastated. Frieda is introduced to Charlie Brown and the rest of the kids and proceeds to annoy them with her constant chatter and her pride in her “naturally curly hair.” She also pesters them to hold her cat when she goes to the store or the library. That lazy cat doesn’t like to get his feet dirty! And then she tries to get Snoopy to hunt rabbits.

Lucy is fed up with Linus’ blanket and locks it in the closet for two weeks. Can the little fellow go that long without his security blanket without cracking up?

And when their baby brother Rerun is born, Linus and Lucy find his constant crying a nuisance. This poor little kid is happiest when he’s with Snoopy. When his mother takes him on her bike, Rerun is less than thrilled with the dangers that face them while riding around. And when it’s time to go to kindergarten, Rerun decides he doesn’t want to go, however Lucy insists he get on the bus and go to school. She is always a bossy – but caring – big sister.

Those are just a few of the many situations from this delightful gang of kids. They are always good for a laugh.

Parents don’t have to worry about their kids when these discs are being played. They are filled with plenty of wholesome and delightful antics and adults will enjoy watching them as well. After all, we have all grown up with Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Snoopy, and the entire Peanuts gang. Watching these vignettes from the strips brings back memories.

The DVDs contain 19 episodes, each with several vignettes peppered with short activities with Snoopy and Woodstock. So, who’s your favorite member of the gang? I’ve always been partial to Sally. Although I do enjoy Linus. And Schroeder is always good for some fun. I cannot forget Pig Pen. And Charlie Brown is so sweet. Lucy, Peppermint Patty, and everyone else have entertained me for decades. It’s hard to choose a favorite. They’re all adorable.

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Francine Brokaw has been covering all aspects of the entertainment industry for over 20 years. She also writes about products and travel. She has been published in national and international newspapers and magazines as well as Internet websites. She has written her own book, Beyond the Red Carpet The World of Entertainment Journalists, from Sourced Media Books.

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‘Charlie Brown’s All Stars!’ 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition DVD


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Join Charlie Brown and the whole Peanuts gang for two fun shows with all the laughs and love associated with these little kids. This DVD includes both the TV special “Charlie Brown’s All Stars,” remastered in high definition, and “A Charlie Brown Celebration.”

In “Charlie Brown’s All Stars,” the gang is frustrated that their baseball team never wins a game. As manager and pitcher, Charlie Brown feels the grief of his players and then faces a mutiny when they all quit the team. They would rather spend their summer doing something other than losing!

Then Charlie Brown receives an offer from a local businessman. He will sponsor the team and supply uniforms for all the players. This is enough to get all the gang back on the field. With the promise of uniforms, they feel they might have a chance to possibly win some games. But when he is informed in order to play in the league he has to fire Snoopy and all the girls, Charlie Brown decides to decline the offer of sponsorship and uniforms.

When the team hears that good ol’ Charlie Brown turned down the uniforms, they once again quit the team. Then Linus tells them that Charlie Brown was only thinking about them. He didn’t want to split up his team. The whole gang gets together to show Charlie Brown they understand and do care about him, and make him his own uniform…out of Linus’ blanket!

“A Charlie Brown Celebration” is a 1982 film introduced by Charles Schultz. It is a compilation of little vignettes bringing all the gang together in different stories, most of which revolve around school.

The Peanuts kids have been part of our lives for well over 50 years. They have entertained readers and viewers with their antics and some wackiness. They make us laugh, sniffle, and always smile. Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, Sally, Peppermint Patty, Snoopy, Pig Pen, Franklin, Violet, Frieda, and the whole group are part of our history and will always remain part of pop culture.

This DVD is not rated however it is a great disc to share with the entire family. Grab some popcorn and watch Good Ol’ Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang get through life’s little problems with wit, fun, and friendship.

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Francine Brokaw has been covering all aspects of the entertainment industry for 20 years. She also writes about products and travel. She has been published in national and international newspapers and magazines as well as Internet websites. She has written her own book, Beyond the Red Carpet The World of Entertainment Journalists, from Sourced Media Books.

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‘The Peanuts Movie’ Collector’s Edition


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Last year The Peanuts Movie delighted fans of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the entire Peanuts gang. The Peanuts Movie Collector’s Edition includes both the Blu-ray and a DVD as well as Digital HD code. Besides the fun film, there are plenty of bonus features.

It has been 65 years since Charlie Brown, Shermy, and Patty began this iconic comic strip by Charles Schultz. Through the years other characters joined the group, yet it was Charlie Brown who appeared in the first strip on October 2, 1950 and the final strip on October 4, 2000. For fifty years generations couldn’t wait to grab the newspaper to see what the loveable Peanuts kids were up to.

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Woodstock, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, Sally, Peppermint Patty, Marcie, Patty, Pig-Pen, Violet, Shermy, Franklin, and the Little Red-Haired Girl are even more endearing in this movie, if you can believe it. Charlie Brown continues to try to kick that football and to get his kite in the air, Lucy continues to give out psychology advice for five cents, Schroeder’s piano playing is even better than ever, and Linus is still Sally’s “Sweet Babboo.”

The main premise of the film is Charlie Brown’s attempts to get the attention of The Little Red-Haired girl who moved in across the street. While he has been called “wishy-washy” throughout the years, this movie demonstrates his true worth. He is compassionate, honest, brave, and funny. For anyone who has identified with this little boy over the years, take heart. This fellow comes out on top.

“Good Ol’ Charlie Brown” has often been derogatory however in this movie it is a phrase that truly encompasses this iconic character. Good Ol’ Charlie Brown is a sweetheart and selfless.

The bonus features include “Snoopy Snippets” with several short clips of the dog everyone loves. And how can anyone not smile when they hear his laugh? It’s impossible.

Another bonus looks at the timeless situations and deep thoughts of the Peanuts gang. They represent the lives of people around the world, and “always with a laugh.” The “themes are universal” and this movie introduces the gang to a new generation to take to their hearts. There is some background information on Charles M. Schultz who started with a strip titles “Li’l Folks” which evolved into “Peanuts” in 1950. Viewers learn how he got his nickname “Sparky.” And there is a featurette back stage at Blue Sky.

During the final credits of the film there are some cute snippets, so don’t stop the disc when the credits start to roll or you’ll miss seeing Snoopy and all his siblings. A bonus featurette on the disc looks at this little clip and Snoopy’s brothers and sisters.

Rounding out the bonuses are several music videos and easy to follow lessons by director Steve Martino on how to draw Snoopy, Woodstock, and Charlie Brown.

The Peanuts Movie is imaginative, creative, and thoroughly enjoyable with all the loveable characters we have come to know through the years. It’s rated G.

About the Author

Francine Brokaw has been covering all aspects of the entertainment industry for 20 years. She also writes about products and travel. She has been published in national and international newspapers and magazines as well as Internet websites. She has written her own book, Beyond the Red Carpet The World of Entertainment Journalists, from Sourced Media Books.

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