Epic-1 your friendly neighborhood reporter is back. This time I bring with me the Peanuts 2 disc DVD. For those who don’t know who the Peanuts are you might call them the Charlie Brown or Snoopy cartoons. Well in this 2 disc DVD we have six remastered Peanuts TV specials. In the first DVD we have three classics. The first is probably my favorite:
“A Charlie Brown Christmas,” - in this special we see Charlie try and figure out what the meaning of Christmas is while everyone around him is going commercial (Good Grief). We see him get put in as director of the Christmas show by Lucy and then told he has to go get a Christmas tree. Now this is probably the reason I love this one because he chooses the only real tree and it is a small wilting tree. Charlie comes back with the tree and no one likes it, he UGGGGHHHHSSSS then says he just wants to know what Christmas is really all about, then Linus comes out and says the real meaning (teardrop).
“Charlie Brown’s All-Stars” - the team plays baseball and loses every match, the team quits and Charlie is told by Mr. Hennessey he can have new uniforms but only if he gets rid of the girls and Snoopy (Good Grief).
“Its The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” - now this one revolves more around Linus and his obsession with The Great Pumpkin, he convinces Charlie’s young sister Sally to stay with him overnight in the pumpkin patch and miss Trick or Treating and the Halloween party.
On the second DVD we have:
“You’re In Love, Charlie Brown” - where Charlie is in love with the Little Red-Haired Girl and tries to let her know before the last days of school. What annoys me about this episode is we never see the Little Red-Haired Girl (Good Grief).
“He’s Your Dog, Charlie Brown” - Snoopy misbehaves and is sent to Daisy Hill Puppy Farm to get lessons. Charlie calls his friend Peppermint Patty so Snoopy has a place to stay overnight and Snoopy winds up staying a week and not going to the farm.
“It Was A Short Summer, Charlie Brown” - everyone is signed up to summer camp by Lucy; a rivalry ensues and it’s up to The Masked Marvel to come up with the win in an arm wrestling contest.
The DVD also has a special feature profiling the composer “Vince Guaraldi: The Maestro Of Menlo Park”. The special feature speaks with people that where friends and band mates with Guaraldi. Guaraldi was a great Jazz musician whose music was used for the Peanuts cartoons. Guaraldi wrote the song entitled Lucy and Linus before even working with the cast. The song was used in the Christmas special when everyone is practicing. He is also the voice behind the Joe Cool song. This special feature was very interesting but a little too long for me if you don’t like music it might bore you but it was very interesting to know who he was.
Everything about this DVD is Great!!! I have no real complaints; it is a classic cartoon that will be loved for many many years to come. The DVD in whole is only 150 minutes so what would take you an hour to watch on TV because of commercials would only take you about 20 minutes.
I did catch some sections that skipped during the DVD but that is probably because the cartoons are so old (Look at the girl with the yellow dress when they are singing the carol at the end of the Christmas special). Like I said before the special feature just was too long for me.
So in conclusion, the Peanuts 1960’s collection is great and it will be cherished for years. I’m giving this DVD 4.5 stars out of 5 stars and it has been Epic-1 tested and TOV approved!!!!
Peace up out!!!