Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Peanuts 1960's Collection |
A Charlie Brown Christmas / Charlie Brown's All-Stars / It's the Great Pumpkin / You're in Love / He's Your Dog / It Was a Short Summer
Genres: Kids & Family, Television, Animation
All the Peanuts episodes from the 1960s remastered all in one set. Timed to release around anniversary of Woodstock Festival where Woodstock will be the mascot.
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A Review From The Peanut Gallery
Reconnecting To My Childhood | 03/15/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This 2-disc set is going to be released on July 7th, 2009. It contains the classic heartwarming Charlie Brown/Peanuts Specials that aired from 1965-1969, which are all six specials that aired in the sixties. Those specials are:
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
The perennial Christmas classic about the down on his luck Charlie Brown and his adorably pathetic Christmas Tree. This is where the Peanuts Specials all began.
Charlie Brown's All-Stars (1966)
It's ball season and Charlie Brown faces a moral dilemma when he can get his team new uniforms and a shot at being part of an official league if he is willing to kick Lucy, Violet, Patty, Frieda and Snoopy off the team.
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)
Another perennial classic about poor Charlie Brown getting more trick's than treat's and ever optimistic Linus spending the night in a humble pumpkin patch. He believes in the Great Pumpkin.
You're In Love, Charlie Brown (1967)
Charlie Brown just wants the courage to meet his crush, the little red haired girl. When Linus and Peppermint Patty try to help things only get worse for good old Chuck.
He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown (1968)
Snoopy is supposed to return to Daisy Hill Puppy Farm for obedience training but winds up at the house of Peppermint Patty instead. Will Charlie Brown get his dog pal to come back home?
It Was A Short Summer Charlie Brown (1969)
At summer camp the boys are losing everything to the girls and putting up with poor conditions. Will the boys be able to prove themselves as winner's before the end of the summer? Maybe some help from the Masked Marvel (aka Snoopy) can do the trick.
Five of these six specials were either Emmy nominated or winning. Here they are being presented with remastered picture and sound quality, and on top of that the last two specials have never appeared on DVD before this. The set also includes a documentary, "The Maestro of Menlo Park - Profiling Composer Vince Gauraldi", which takes time to look at the life of the jazz musician who wrote the classic 'Linus and Lucy' Theme as well as other peanuts music.
There have now been forty-one specials in the Peanuts franchise and I'm hoping that they will work on releasing them all in these sort of chronological sets. This set is great for those who haven't bought the other Peanuts releases yet or fans that don't mind double dipping knowing that this time if these releases continue they will be in for a complete set.
All these specials are great for those looking to relive childhood memories or share wholesome entertainment with their children while teaching them core values. I understand television has to evolve to reflect the current times but I wish more current shows could show half the moral undertones found here in these specials. Luckily with this DVD set those interested in wholesome family entertainment can now share these six classic specials with their children."
TMC | Los Angeles, CA | 07/06/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Getting right down to business: You watch two of these every year for certain-- Charlie Brown Christmas and Great Pumpkin, you know them, you love them, and your VHS copy is worn out beyond belief. That alone is reason to get the 1960s Collection, but what you don't know may be even more compelling...
"He's Your Dog" and "Short Summer" are new to DVD but well worth the wait. If you've seen them before, you'll love watching them again (what can I say, they're timeless!) and you'll be loaning it out or inviting your cousins/nieces/nephews/grandkids over to watch them.
Filled with life lessons, a classic humor that we all pay tribute to in one way or another and the Peanuts gang, this is an essential collection."
*Double-Dipping* But You Get 4 Other Shows...
Alex Honda | Los Angeles, CA USA | 07/30/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Even though I have the Peanuts Holiday Collection (It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown / A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving / A Charlie Brown Christmas) (Deluxe Edition), I decided to buy the PEANUTS 1960'S COLLECTION 2-DVD SET for the other four episodes.
I've never seen "Charlie Brown's All-Stars," "You're In Love, CB," "He's Your Dog, CB," and "It Was A Short Summer, CB," and this set was cheap enough that I figured why not?
Of course the two main holiday specials from the 60s, "A CB Christmas" and "It's The Great Pumpkin, CB," are also included in this set but does NOT have the special features from the deluxe holiday release.
Since I grew up on Peanuts specials this was a must have for me. I enjoyed the other cartoons just as much as the holiday specials and this adds to my collection.
Other reviewers have already listed an episode guide so I won't do that. I'll just say that if you're trying to decide if this set is worth it, especially if you already have the deluxe holiday set like me, I'd say it is if you love Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang. Peppermint Patty is featured in two episodes and the story revolves around Snoopy on "He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown," so you get a good mix.
=================== SPECIAL FEATURES =========================
**36:55-minute FEATURETTE "THE MAESTRO OF MENLO PARK"
Lee Mendelson (Exec. Prod for "Peanuts"), Seward McCain (Bassist w/Guaraldi), David Guaraldi (Vince's son), and others discuss jazz maestro Vince Guaraldi--showing old photographs and playing samples of songs like "Linus & Lucy," "Christmas Time Is Here," "Joe Cool's Blues," and "Little Birdie"--explaining how he was chosen to supply the music for Peanuts and how iconic the music would become.
There's something very special about Charlie Brown and Peanuts. Perhaps it's the touching story lines, simple drawings, and jazz music that create that magic. Or maybe it's because we all have a little Charlie Brown in us and that's why we still find these cartoons endearing. Whatever the reason, I suggest buying this set, even though you'll be double dipping if you already have the holiday set, because it will bring a smile to your face and you get the other four episodes plus the Guaraldi special.
The set comes in a clamshell case that holds the two DVDs but there's a mistake on the episode listing (all least on my set): the "You're In Love, CB" is listed on the cover sheet as being episode number 4 on DVD 1, but it starts off DVD 2."
Tyler Cruzen | New New York | 07/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is packed with 6 classic animation specials from the 1960's. Even though I was not around when these aired, I have fond memories of each and everyone of theses specials as a kid.
Disc 1 claims to have 4 features but only has 3. The 4th feature is actually on the 2nd disc. So it boils down to 3 features per disc.
Now only if they would release more collections which would include:
Bon Voyage Charlie Brown
This is America Charlie Brown
Race for Your Life Charlie Brown and many more..."