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|You're A Good Sport Charlie Brown|
Actors: Arrin Skelley, Patricia Patts, Casey Carlson, Michelle Muller, Daniel Anderson
Director: Phil Roman
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Television, Animation
The story finds Charlie Brown, the famous sports failure, competing against Peppermint Patty and the Masked Marvel (alias Snoopy) in a charity motocross race.
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Another Peanuts classic gets DVD treatment!
Chris Ibarra | Texas | 01/04/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
""You're A Good Sport, Charlie Brown" is the seventh in the Peanuts series, to get the Remastered Special Edition treatment, since Warner Brothers began with "Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown" in 2008. In this release, both the picture and the audio have been remastered, and look and sound like never before!
This lesser known Peanuts special, tells the story of Charlie Brown's hopes to win the motorcross race, despite being "Unlucky Number 13". It's a great story for adults and children alike, which lends virtue to not only winning, but to playing as a good sport, in the process. It's perfect for the adult who's feeling nostalgic, or as an introduction to good sportsmanship, to your little ones!
The DVD includes a bonus episode, "You're the Greatest, Charlie Brown", which centers about Charlie Brown's hopes to win a decathlon, with the help of Snoopy & the gang. It also includes the all-new featurette, "Dust Yourself Off & Pick Yourself Up, Charlie Brown", the story of Charles Schultze's son Craig, who served as the inspiration behind "You're A Good Sport, Charlie Brown".
It's another great Peanuts release, and hopefully a sign that more Charlie Brown releases are headed our way!"
Charlie Brown Didn't Always Lose
tvtv3 | Sorento, IL United States | 02/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"YOU'RE A GOOD SPORT, CHARLIE BROWN was a Peanuts special that first aired on television in 1975. Charles Schulz published original "Peanuts" strips for fifty years, from 1950-2000. YOU'RE A GOOD SPORT, CHARLE BROWN aired in what is now the halfway point of the original strips publication. It's not as well known as some of the other Peanuts specials that were broadcast, but is rather memorable because it features Charlie Brown winning at something instead of losing.
The main plot follows Charlie, Snoopy (as the Masked Marvel), and Peppermint Patty as they compete in a motocross race (a sport that was fairly new at the time the special first aired). Unlike Patty who has a new bike, or the Masked Marvel who has the best bike around at the time, Charlie Brown can only afford the cheapest bike the store sells. There is no shine or gloss to his bike and it doesn't rev but puts. Not only that, but Charlie Brown's bike is entered into the competition as #13, supposedly the unluckiest of all numbers. Still, Charlie Brown is a determined fellow and like the tortoise who beat the hair, sometimes slow and steady does when the race. Besides seeing what a good sport Charlie Brown, the special is also notable because of the make-shift pumpkin helmet Linus makes after Charlie is in an accident. The motocross race is preceded by a scene with Snoopy playing tennis and followed by the Peanuts gang playing baseball. YOU'RE A GOOD SPORT, CHARLIE BROWN won an Emmy for Outstanding Children's Special.
Also included on this the special, YOU'RE THE GREATEST, CHARLIE BROWN. In this special Charlie is recruited to represent his school by competing in the decathlon for the Junior Olympics. Peppermint Patty trains Chuck in all ten events. Charlie Brown wins several events and has a chance to win the entire Junior Olympics for his school. I remember seeing this scene on television several times when I was a kid. It was one of several specials that I particularly enjoyed because of the ironic ending. Both of the Peanuts specials on the disc have been remastered and cleaned up. They look and sound spectacular.
This DVD also includes the featurette, "Dust Yourself Off & Pick Yourself Up, Charlie Brown" which features Craig Schulz, one of Charles Schulz' sons, explaining how his teenage hobby served as the inspiration for YOU'RE A GOOD SPORT, CHARLIE BROWN.
YOU'RE A GOOD SPORT, CHARLIE BROWN is a lesser known Peanuts special, but it's one that every Peanuts or Charlie Brown fan should have in their personal DVD library."
It's about time......
Pretty One | Brandywine, MD | 02/04/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yippee, yippee....it's about time and although I still have this classic on VHS, I will still buy the DVD....as I'm sure it has been remastered to perfection. Aside from the wonderful characters and story line, I love the music the best.