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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:DVD #1IT’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. DVD #2A 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. DVD #3A 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. Check it out!
Peanuts Classic Holiday Collection [VHS] Review
I have a very disappointed child, and very disappointed parents as well. The Christmas dvd was supposed to have two movies and it only had one. It’s Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown was not on the dvd as advertised. Not cool. -Read Reviews-
Even though there were some negative reviews on the product about not receiving the item as described I decided to purchase the product despite this. I receive all 3 discs and each one had a menu option and provided the features of the film and also the special features. The packaging is nicely done with a sleeve and also with all 3 discs in one case. This is helpful so that you will be able to keep the entire set together easily. The picture and sound quality of this collection is wonderful and are a great addition to our animated collection. My son is able to enjoy the same shows that I watched and enjoyed as a child. This makes a wonderful gift for the holidays so that they can enjoy all of the holiday specials with each season.
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