Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Peanuts Snoopy's Reunion|
Actors: Philip Shafran, Josh Keaton, Kaitlyn Walker, Laurel Page, Steve Stoliar
Directors: Bill Melendez, Sam Jaimes
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Music Video & Concerts, Television, Animation
Snoopy is homesick for his puppyhood at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm, so he and Charlie Brown organize a reunion of his siblings Spike, Andy, Olaf, Marbles, Belle, Molly and Rover. However, when they arrive at the puppy farm,... more »
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Marleen M. from WHEELING, WV
Reviewed on 9/4/2009...
I have this on vhs. it includes you're the greatest Charlie Brown
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Rare special included on this dvd!
Rayne Labelle | MA | 03/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, this one has been a long time coming. I found out that this special includes the long-awaited Flashbeagle. I've looked everywhere for that one. It's been hard to find, except perhaps for a download for iPod from iTunes, and it's always been pricey on VHS. But now, it's included with this dvd. For those of you who don't know what the special is about, it's kind of a take on the Flashdance movie of the 80's, when that style of music and dance was popular. Lots of music in this one!
Also, Snoopy's Reunion gives us a rare look at Snoopy's brothers and his sister, who weren't really seen too much in the comic strips. Out of all the siblings, Spike was the one mostly shown either writing to Snoopy or visiting him. So it's nice to see all of his relatives in one place. These two specials were not aired much during their time, perhaps once or twice. I saw them both once, and it's great that they've finally come back on dvd. I think everyone will enjoy these specials, and it could be a first time treat for some of you as well. A must for any Peanuts fan's dvd collection."
Rare Specials, But They Lack the Classic Touch
tvtv3 | Sorento, IL United States | 05/01/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The Peanut's DVDs that have been remastered and released so far have mainly focused on Charlie Brown. With SNOOPY'S REUNION, America's favorite beagle gets a DVD focusing on him. The DVD features two Peanuts specials. The first is SNOOPY'S REUNION. This special first aired on television in 1991. The special begins at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm with the birth of a litter of eight beagles. As the beagles grow a bit, they begin playing instruments and form a family band. Eventually each of the puppies are bought and adopted, but one, Snoopy, has to be returned by the girl who bought him. The farmer places and ad in the paper and Charlie Brown takes Linus with him and buys the dog. Snoopy is the best dog in the world, but there are times that he seems very lonely and Charlie and Sally Brown decide to get all of Snoopy's brothers and sisters together for a family reunion at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm.
I love Snoopy's siblings. Some of my favorite Peanuts strips were ones when Spike or Olaf came to visit Snoopy. Unfortunately, the family reunion in SNOOPY'S REUNION doesn't last very long. It would have been nice to see them all playing together longer than they did. It would have also been nice to see how each of the siblings were doing and reveal what each of their lives are like; there's a montage for Snoopy, but there should have been one for each of his siblings. Also, SNOOPY'S REUNION contradicts events in the movie SNOOPY, COME HOME. For instance, in that movie Charlie Brown tells Linus that when he was younger a kid poured a bucket of sand over his head and the next day his parents took him to the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm to get him a dog. In this special, Charlie Brown goes with Linus to buy the dog from the puppy farm himself.
The second special featured on the DVD is IT'S FLASHBEAGLE, CHARLIE BROWN. I haven't seen all the Peanuts specials, but of all the ones I've watched, this has to be one of the strangest. There isn't always an overall plot structure in Peanuts specials and they tend to jump around from one scene to another. That's the case, here, too but instead of just a funny scene the special jumps from one crazy song to the next. "I'm In Shape", "Lucy Says", "Pig Pen Hoedown", and "Flashbeagle" are the songs featured and the special parodies both SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER and FLASHDANCE. Usually, Peanuts specials are timeless and aren't easy to date. In fact, all of the previous Peanuts specials I've seen before have aged quite well. IT'S FLASHBEAGLE, CHARLIE BROWN does not.
The only other special on the DVD is the featurette "Together Again: A Peanuts Voice-Cast Reunion". This featurette is about eight minutes long and brings together the voices of most of the characters from the very first Peanuts tv special and a few other people who played roles later on. These former child voice actors were brought together during the 2008 Comic Con festival in San Diego.
The SNOOPY'S REUNION DVD is kind of a hodge-podge. I enjoyed SNOOPY'S REUNION, but found it too short. IT'S FLASHBEAGLE, CHARLIE BROWN was kind of bizarre, but I know there are several Peanuts fans who list this Peanuts oddity as their favorite Peanuts special of all time. If you're a major Peanuts fan, you'll probably want to get this DVD, but if you're more of a minor fan, this is a DVD you will probably want to rent instead."
The Writer | of the Great U.S.A.! | 04/15/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Snoopy's Reunion offers a rare look at almost all of Snoopy's family, including his five brothers, two sisters, and mother! (And just FYI, Snoopy's father appeared in a strip). It's a touching story describing the origins of the world's strangest beagle, including his time with Lila, the little girl from "Snoopy Come Home", though admittedly, this also sets up a contradiction with Charlie Brown's backstory as described in that film. Only two of the siblings never appeared in the strip, and here's the chance to finally see them all!
Also included is "It's FlashBeagle, Charlie Brown", a personal favorite of mine, as I loved dancing when I was young. The picture quality was somewhat better than a VHS copy, but one thing that disappoints me is that they removed the 'music video' effects that were in this special when it aired on TV - such as spinning the frame around, freeze-framing Snoopy as he danced in five mini-screens, and pixelating him in the classroom. But aside from that, I'm overjoyed to add this disc to my collection!"