Hey folks, Valkor here. With the coming of spring we're expecting greener grass, flowers blooming, perfectly warm weather, and opening day at the baseball fields. Thus far my Yankees aren't doing so well as of late, but they usually start to pick up midway, so I expect big things before and after the half. And hey, things could be worse. They could be in the shoes of our pal Charlie Brown, who has never won a game… ever. And thanks to the folks at Warner Home, we get a highlight of some of those loses in "Happiness is… Peanuts: Team Snoopy" DVD.
The Peanuts gang are back in an all-new DVD collection. This single disc set features the short "Lucy Must Be Traded, Charlie Brown" as well as an episode from "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show". Without further ado, let's break em down shall we?
Lucy Must Be Traded, Charlie Brown – It's the start of a new baseball season for Charlie Brown and his team and he's not looking forward to it - mainly because he's never won a game. One of the biggest reasons why he never wins is because of his right fielder, Lucy who just happens to be the worse player there ever was. The only way Chuck and his team could possibly win this season is to trade Lucy away. But doing so might prove difficult.
Episode 15 of the Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show.
Pelican – Peppermint Patty needs a few favors from Charlie Brown, concerning her baseball team. None of which is to have him play. When she finally let's him play, he loses the game eventhough the team had a huge lead. So now Chuck is delegated to the role of Mascot, which Marcis is none to happy about.
Great Pumpkin – Another Halloween has arrived, which finds Linus, Snoopy, and Sally in the pumpkin patch awaiting the Great Pumpkin. At the same time, Charlie Brown has found a sport that he's actually good at. But can he bring home the win and will Linus ever get to see the great pumpkin?
Spike – Snoopy's brother from the desert pays him a visit. But Lucy feels that he's just too skinny and takes it upon herself to fatten him up.
This is a pretty simple DVD with no additional extras, save for a couple of trailers. So really with only two episodes, is this DVD worth the price of admission?
For what it's worth, I liked the DVD. I enjoyed the springtimey, baseball theme and being a fan of the Peanuts, it was a definite treat to sit through this one. Watching "Lucy Must Be Traded, Charlie Brown" is like watching the comic strip come to life, because that's exactly how it feels. The other episode from "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show" fits right in and keeps with the theme, though its kinda quick. But In the end, not bad.
But this disc is not great either as I feel more could have been squeezed onto the DVD just to fill up more space on the disc; an additional episode or two wouldn't hurt really.
Overall "Happiness is… Peanuts: Team Snoopy", doesn't really knock it outta the park… more like hits a double. It's a fun disc the family can enjoy, but the ride is pretty short. However if you're a fan, you'll get a kick out of this disc, which scores 3 stars out of 5. Own you're copy today.