Happiness is…Peanuts: Snow Days Arrives on DVD
- Sibling Rivalry: Growing Up Van Pelt – This documentary featurette explores the creation and development of Rerun Van Pelt and how his arrival changed the family dynamics between Lucy and Linus. Jeannie Schulz, Lee Mendelson and others discuss why Charles Schulz considered Rerun such a treasured new addition to the strip.
- Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (Bonus Episode) – This delightful special was first broadcast in 1986 and was included on DVD for the first time on this release. It tells the story of Charlie Brown, who attends Peppermint Patty’s New Year’s Eve bash even though he has to finish a book report on War and Peace. He attempts to read the novel at the party but winds up falling asleep and wakes up to find out he has missed his chance to dance with the elusive little red-haired girl, who wound up dancing with Linus instead.
I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown will be available in stores October 2011 and will retail for $19.97 SRP.
A Charlie Brown Christmas – In this Emmy® (for Outstanding Children’s Program in 1966) and Peabody Award winning classic, Charlie Brown is upset by how commercial the Christmas holiday has become. To coax him out of his holiday blues, Lucy suggests he direct the school’s Christmas pageant and decorate a glorious tree. Charlie Brown concedes. The tree he finds however, is puny, prompting everyone to ridicule him.
- A Christmas Miracle: The Making of A Charlie Brown Christmas – An in-depth look at how the producers brought a newspaper comic strip to animated life in a new medium. Under intense pressure and with many doubters, the show creators were able to create the Peanuts in a new medium and make the show a smash success.
A Charlie Brown Christmas will be available in stores October 2011 and will retail for $19.97 SRP.
Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales – This special, which originally premiered on ABC in 2002, is comprised of a series of delightful animated vignettes, each of which showcase a different member of the Peanuts gang. The DVD also includes the rarely seen Is This Goodbye, Charlie Brown? In this television special, Charlie Brown and pals face the departure of Linus and Lucy, who must move when their father is transferred to a job in another town.
Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales, will be available in stores October 2011 and will retail for $14.97 SRP.
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown – This Emmy® Award-nominated (in 1967) special, finds the Peanuts gang outfitted in costumes, ready for trick or treating and crashing Violet’s Halloween party. Charlie Brown is in a ghost costume (with more eyeholes cut out than needed), Lucy dressed as a witch and Snoopy in a World War I flying ace costume. Linus decides to steadfastly hold vigil in the pumpkin patch as he awaits the Great Pumpkin.
- We Need a Blockbuster, Charlie Brown – Documentary featurette focusing on the myth and tradition of the Halloween staple Television program, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Revealed along the way through original interviews with the Schulz family and producers are the pressures and challenges of following up an underdog hit with a bigger and better TV special.
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown will be available in stores September 2011 and will retail for $19.97 SRP.