Sleeping Beauty On DVD/Blu-ray, Zohan And Happening, Plus Harryhausen & Cartman
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Deluxe Edition features the re-mastered Christmas special in an updated look that still maintains the integrity and feel of vintage Peanuts. The Emmy and Peabody Award winning classic features Charlie Brown who has the Yuletide blues. To get into the holiday spirit, Lucy advises Charlie Brown to direct the Christmas play and put up a great tree. Charlie Brown takes the advice, but the tree he finds is short, spindly and not very green, prompting everyone to make fun of him. However, the real meaning of Christmas works its magic on the Peanuts gang and they all end up in the holiday spirit.
The Deluxe Edition contains bonus features including:
--A new featurette: "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 tense pressure and with many doubters, the show creators were able to create Peanuts in a new medium and make the show a smash success.
--Digital downloads of two songs from the soundtrack
--A bonus episode: "It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown"
CLASSIC CHRISTMAS FAVORITES And JACK FROST On DVD
Warner Home Video has the seasonal hits everyone will be wishing for this holiday season with the upcoming releases of CLASSIC CHRISTMAS FAVORITES and JACK FROST, both available on DVD October 7, 2008.
Adults and kids will be filled with Christmas spirit after watching the CLASSIC CHRISTMAS FAVORITES Collection, a delightful four-disc set presented in unique, eye-catching, collectible packaging that showcases a total of 10 memorable animated holiday specials as well as bonus material for a total of over six hours of feature content and two hours of enhanced content.
Specials include HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! Deluxe Edition, and nine Rankin/Bass features: THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS Deluxe Edition, RUDOLPH'S SHINY NEW YEAR, NESTOR THE LONG-EARED CHRISTMAS DONKEY, FROSTY'S WINTER WONDERLAND, 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, RUDOLPH AND FROSTY'S CHRISTMAS IN JULY, LEPRECHAUN'S CHRISTMAS GOLD, PINNOCHIO'S CHRISTMAS as well as STINGIEST MAN IN TOWN.
Summary of specials featured in CLASSIC CHRISTMAS FAVORITES:
--HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS Deluxe Edition -- Originally directed by animation genius and cartoon legend Chuck Jones, this Dr. Seuss's classic tells the story of the mean and hateful Grinch who devises a plan to steal Christmas away from the Whos of Whoville. This remastered holiday classic will be enjoyed by the entire family.
--THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS Deluxe Edition -- This newly remastered classic recounts the story of the year Santa Claus decides to take a vacation from Christmas.
--RUDOLPH'S SHINY NEW YEAR -- When the baby New Year named Happy goes missing, Father Time (voiced by Red Skelton) asks Rudolph to find him before midnight on New Year's Eve.
--NESTOR THE LONG-EARED CHRISTMAS DONKEY -- Back in the days of the Roman Empire, a small donkey named Nestor who is teased mercilessly about his abnormally long ears, becomes a hero when he is chosen by Mary and Joseph to take them to Bethlehem where Mary gives birth to baby Jesus.
--FROSTY'S WINTER WONDERLAND -- When Frosty feels lonely, the kids think of making him a wife named Crystal.
--'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS -- The citizens of a small town are up in arms when Santa Claus decides to take them off his gift delivery schedule after he receives an anonymous letter claiming he does not exist.
--RUDOLPH AND FROSTY'S CHRISTMAS IN JULY -- Frosty and his family are given magic amulets by the evil Wizard Winterbolt so they won't melt as they attend the circus on the Fourth of July where Rudolph is the star, however, plans to return to the North Pole backfire due to Winterbolt's evil plan. Will Frosty get back to the North Pole before it's too late?
--LEPRECHAUN'S CHRISTMAS GOLD -- The story of an Irish sailor who meets a leprechaun named Blarney (Art Carney) on Christmas Eve and unwittingly unleashes a banshee who wants to steal Blarney's Christmas gold.