Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Peanuts Holiday Collection |
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown / A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving / A Charlie Brown Christmas
Genres: Kids & Family, Animation
Studio: Warner Home Video Release Date: 09/23/2008 Run time: 150 minutes Rating: Nr
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This Is the ***REMASTERED***DELUXE***EDITIONS!
Alex Honda | Los Angeles, CA USA | 10/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"PEANUTS:DELUXE HOLIDAY COLLECTION is a new DVD set featuring the three main holiday Peanuts cartoons that are each a classic and cherished by millions of adults and kids alike.
The set is remastered and each special is in their own DVD case and comes housed in a cardboard box with art work.
What makes this set different from the 2000 release of this set is on "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown." This set includes an episode called "It's Magic, Charlie Brown," which replaces the bonus episode called "You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown" on the 2000 release of ITGP,CB holiday set.
And this set includes all new featurettes on the making of each holiday classic. That alone is worth buying this set. And you also get a bonus music CD containing six song sampler from "A Charlie Brown Christmas" music soundtrack.
If that's not enough, each DVD also contains a ITunes code to download two-additional songs from each of the soundtracks. Very nice!
Here's what's in the set:
IT'S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN
*** bonus episode *** It's Magic, Charlie Brown.
*** new featurette *** We Need A Blockbuster, Charlie Brown--13:50-minutes-- with interviews with director Bill Melendez, executive producer Lee Mendelson, wife and son of Charles Schulz-Jeannie and Monte, historians and others.
*** code for i-Tunes* to two songs *** "Great Pumpkin Waltz" and "Oh, Good Grief" from the Charlie Brown's Holiday Hits.
A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING
*** bonus episode *** The Mayflower Voyagers.
*** new featurette *** Popcorn & Jellybeans: Making A Thanksgiving Classic--approx. 12:22-minutes--interviews with Melendez & Mendelson AND the voices of Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty and Sally. They're adults now, obviously, but it's nice to finally see some of the kids who were behind the voices. BTW, Peppermint Patty was done by a boy! LOL! Great cast!
*** code for i-Tunes* for two songs *** "Camptown Races" and "Thanksgiving Theme" also from Charlie Brown's Holiday Hits.
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
*** bonus episode *** It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown
*** new featurette *** A Christmas Miracle: The Making of A Charlie Brown Christmas--approx. 15:50- minutes--discussion from Mendelson, Melendez et al, about the making of this Christmas classic and how it almost never came to be. And you'll find out why the bible passage was included in the script, because people told creator Charles Schulz that it would be blasphemous and degrading to use such sacred words in a cartoon! I guess he showed them, LOL! CBS thought that ACBC would bomb and that they would never re-run it again. How wrong they were!
*** bonus music cd *** A Charlie Brown Christmas Six Song Sampler--songs include: My Little Drum, Linus And Lucy, Hark, The Herald Angels Sing, Christmas Is Coming, Für Elise, and Greensleeves.
***i-tunes* code *** "Hark, The Hearald Angels Sing" and "Christmas Time Is Here" (vocal) from A Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack CD.
So, I guess aside from the featurettes and the different bonus episode on ITGP,CB, the remastering and 6-track music cd, this set is pretty much like the one from 2000. If you don't have that set, then I would recommend this set! Or if you're a big Peanuts fan like me, you'll probably get this set and sell the old one. The holidays wouldn't be the same without these Peanuts specials.
*EDIT *iTunes Codes:
The i-Tunes codes seem to work only for the songs on the "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" DVD insert. But if you email customer support at i-Tunes, they'll give you song credits to purchase the additional i-Tune songs from "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" and "A Charlie Brown Christmas" soundtracks.
Same Classics - All Dressed Up!
Onjejank | Dallas, TX | 09/24/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I own the "original" set of DVD Holiday Classics and this set mirrors those in content except for different "B-sides" on the Halloween and Christmas Specials, as well as small "making of" featurettes on each disc.
After reading a few reviews, I purchased this set just for the fact that they've been remastered. The're gorgeous. The colors are vibrant, the presentation and menus are updated, and the original content looks better than ever. Well worth the purchase."
The Best Holiday Specials Ever!
Ridge | 09/26/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was so excited for this set to arrive the day after the release ... all three of these specials conjure warm-fuzzies in my tummy! The extra bits are great too ... I especially love the featurettes that each release has had in the Peanuts collection discs so far. In fact, the only thing I miss when watching these classics now is the spinning "Special" graphic that used to come on CBS before a Peanuts special would start. When you were a kid and saw that you knew something great was coming on. ;-)
FYI ... this set not only comes with a CD of songs from the classic Peanuts christmas album, but each individual DVD has a paper inside with a download code for two free Peanuts songs from iTunes - for a total of 6 you get with the set!
Oh, and for the person who asked and was bashed ... these do NOT come with the paper slipsleeves. Each DVD is in its own box, but the slipsleeves that are included in the Easter and Valentine's DVDs are not here ... only the outer set box is included, but it has the same metallic graphics as the Valentine & Easter sleeves, so it still looks nice on a shelf together with the other DVDs.
My only gripe with Amazon is that they shipped it in a jiffy envelope (instead of their usual box) so the corners on the box set are all smashed up. That's the only reason I rated it 4 out of 5 stars ... the actual specials get 5, but Amazon loses one for poor shipping. I probably would've purchased it in a store if I'd known that.
UPDATE: (SLIGHT SPOILER) Okay, I finally watched all of the specials and featurettes and I have to say aside from the actual specials, my absolute favorite moment (besides finding out my guess that Peppermint Patty's voice was a boy's was correct!) was Lee Mendelson talking about his discomfort over Woodstock eating the turkey in the Thanksgiving special. I almost fell out of my chair with a loud "YES!" as I've always had the same feeling about it. My mom said I even used to cry at that part when I was a kid. Oh Sparky, what a wonderfully twisted sense of humor you had!"
Peanuts fun with the Family
Ms. Sarah Beaton | 11/25/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Peanuts collection is wonderful because there are no commercials and extras on each DVD. My kids particularily like the Mayflower video which is very informative. The video collection makes watching tv enjoyable with my kids."