Warner Bros. Home Entertainment to release newly-remastered DVD edition of Emmy-nominated Peanuts television special.
BURBANK, CA -- Charlie Brown’s All Stars television special, is celebrating its golden anniversary. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will mark the occasion with the story’s release in a deluxe, 50th anniversary edition, completely remastered in high definition and available October 4, 2016. Charlie Brown’s All Stars follows the bittersweet story of Charlie Brown, who won’t give up on trying to bring his baseball team to victory, in spite of facing great criticism from the team’s players. This release will be timed to the culmination of the World Series. Charlie Brown’s All Stars 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition will retail for $19.98 SRP.
In Charlie Brown’s All Stars, it’s summer and baseball season gets underway. Charlie Brown is put in charge of managing the Peanuts’ baseball team again, which in the past, has only suffered crushing defeat from its opponents. The disillusioned players blame Charlie Brown for the team’s past poor performance. When a sponsor offers Charlie Brown real baseball uniforms and a chance to be part of an actual league, he is thrilled. He believes the new uniforms and acceptance into a real league will motivate his players. His excitement however, soon turns into disappointment when he learns that if he accepts the offer, Snoopy, Lucy, Patty, Violet and Frieda will be kicked off the team because the league’s policy prevents girls and dogs from playing. Poor Charlie Brown, not only is he criticized by his teammates for being a bad manager, he’s now faced with a difficult moral dilemma. Should he accept the uniforms?
“Charlie Brown’s All Stars is a classic. Viewers of all ages will enjoy this endearing story,” commented Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation Marketing. “We’re pleased to celebrate 50 years of this heartwarming special with this new release. For any Peanuts fan, this newly remastered edition is a must-have for their collection.”
Charlie Brown’s All Stars first aired in 1966 on CBS. It is the second animated primetime Peanuts special to air on television after A Charlie Brown Christmas. Charlie Brown’s All Stars was nominated for two primetime Emmy Awards.
Source: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment