Peanuts Deluxe Collection - Barnes & Noble Exclusive

Peanuts Deluxe Collection - Barnes & Noble Exclusive

Director: Bill Melendez, Phil Roman Cast: Charles M. Schulz

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Overview

As incredible as it seems, CBS head man James Aubrey originally vetoed his network's presentation of the animated A Charlie Brown Christmas on the grounds that Charles M. Schultz's round-headed protagonist was a "loser" who wouldn't attract an audience! The story proposes that Charlie Brown is convinced that the true meaning of Christmas has been forgotten by his Peanuts friends, not to mention the rest of the world. "Psychiatrist" Lucy advises Charlie Brown to get into the holiday spirit by directing the kids' upcoming Christmas play. Despite his utter lack of control over his cast, Charlie Brown takes his job seriously, even setting out to find a genuine Christmas tree to decorate the set instead of the usual aluminum job. But Charlie Brown's tree is a scrawny, pathetic thing, and all seems lost. That is, until the rest of the Peanuts gang decide to pitch in and decorate the woebegone tree. An instant hit when first telecast December 9, 1965, A Charlie Brown Christmas has been rebroadcast virtually every year since. It was produced by Lee Mendelson and Bill Melendez, the latter providing the squeals and growls of Charlie Brown's hyper-intelligent dog, Snoopy.Charlie Brown and the gang learn the true meaning of Thanksgiving after Peppermint Patty boldly arranges for everyone to celebrate the holiday at Charlie's house. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving originally aired on television and like the other animated Peanuts specials, features a toe-tapping, wistful score by Vince Guaraldi and his trio.Maybe your neighborhood school has dropped its Arbor Day celebration, but such is not the case at the educational institute attended by Good Ol' Charlie Brown. Charlie's sister Sally doesn't appreciate the significance of Arbor Day. It therefore behooves the Peanuts gang to demonstrate the importance of trees. The kids plant several seeds in the local baseball field--resulting in quite a surprise for ball-club manager Charlie Brown when he is confronted with a tree-laden diamond. This 30-minute animated special was first telecast March 16, 1976.It's Halloween in Peanuts land. Charlie Brown is thrilled that at last he's been invited to a costume party. Snoopy's costume choice consists of the goggles and scarf of a World War I flying ace, who is ever in search of the elusive Red Baron. And Linus makes preparations for the arrival of The Great Pumpkin, whom he believes will rise from the pumpkin patch and deliver presents to all the good little boys and girls. At episode's end, Charlie Brown finds himself with a trick-or-treat bag full of rocks; Snoopy once more fails to bring the Red Baron to heel; and Linus spends the entire night in the pumpkin patch, waiting in vain for the arrival of the Great Pumpkin ("But just wait till next year!") The second of Lee Mendelson and Bill Melendez' animated Peanuts specials, the 30-minute It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown was first telecast October 27, 1966.After the little red-haired girl is named homecoming queen, Charlie Brown is assigned to escort her.Any faithful follower of Charles Schulz' Peanuts comic strip can tell you who the object of Charlie Brown's affections is. It's the little red-haired girl, much discussed, never seen. No matter how often he steels up his courage to speak to the girl, Charlie Brown is forever stymied by his bashfulness and lack of self-esteem. Coming to his rescue-or at least trying to--is hoydenish Peppermint Patty, who mistakenly assumes that Charlie Brown's amour is the dreaded fussbudget Lucy. On the last day of school, Charlie Brown despairs over the prospect of never being able to express his affections....and then the miracle happens. Produced by Mendelson-Melendez studios, the half-hour animated TV special You're In Love, Charlie Brown debuted June 12, 1967.It's Christmas time again for the whole Peanuts gang. This time around, Sally is all nerves over the upcoming school play where she has to deliver one line, while Peppermint Patty is despondent over being cast as a sheep...again. Meanwhile, Charlie Brown tries to scrounge up enough money to buy that Red-Headed girl a pair of gloves.The Peanuts gang celebrates the coming of spring in this animated TV special. Linus has promised all his friends that the Easter Beagle will soon be arriving to bring candy and colored eggs to the neighborhood children. Unfortunately, after his many miscalculations with the Great Pumpkin, not everyone is so sure that the holiday hound will actually show up. Meanwhile, Snoopy helps Woodstock find the birdhouse of his dreams, Peppermint Patty discovers teaching Marcie how to make Easter Eggs is no walk in the park, and Sally buys a new pair of shoes for spring. Originally aired on April 9, 1974, It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown was the twelfth in the long-running series of animated specials featuring the characters of Charles M. Schulz's popular comic strip.Love may be in the air, but will there be anything in Charlie Brown's mailbox? That's the question as the Peanuts gang gets ready to celebrate Valentine's Day in the animated special featuring the beloved characters created by Charles M. Schulz. As usual, Charlie Brown is hoping he'll get some sort of a love note from the Little Red Haired Girl -- though the way things are going, he'll settle for any sort of a card from anyone! Meanwhile, Linus is pining for his teacher, Miss Othmar, and wants to get her just the right Valentine's gift, while Sally is a bit miffed with what she considers a disappointing present from her "sweet baboo." Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown first aired on January 28, 1975.Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang are enjoying a carefree game of marbles at summer camp when the camp bully becomes a bit too competitive. Recognizing the need for someone to stand up to the bully, Charlie challenges him to a game in a risky attempt to win back Rerun's marbles.Politics take precedence among the Peanuts set in this classic animated special from the remarkable imagination of Charles M. Schulz. The race for student body president is heating up, but does Charlie Brown really have a shot at winning the election? Realizing that the odds aren't in his favor after Lucy takes a poll of the entire student body, Charlie makes the decision to back the campaign of his old pal Linus. And why not? Linus is running on a pro-recess, anti-homework platform that gives him a decided edge over his fellow political hopefuls. It would seem that Linus is bound for the to take top office. But while the voters all seem fully prepared to cast their ballots for Linus, a thoughtless mention of that holiday figure said to rise from the pumpkin patch every Halloween and deliver toys to the most "sincere" little girls and boys may be enough prompt even his most ardent supporters to consider withdrawing their support.In It's Magic, Charlie Brown -- a 30-minute Phil Roman-directed Peanuts entry from 1981 -- our round-headed hero finally finds himself in a position to kick, truly kick, the football teed up by that irascible scamp Lucy. The situation arised because Snoopy, acting on Charlie Brown's suggestion that he explore topics of interest at the library, takes up prestidigitation. In the course of his act, the canine actually manages to render his master invisible, a state of affairs that at first flummoxes Charlie Brown. Soon, though, he warms to the possibilities....

Product Details

Release Date: 10/21/2008
UPC: 0883929049738
Original Release: 0000
Rating: NR
Source: Barnes Noble Consign

Special Features

Culled from the 2008 Remastered Deluxe Editions of the Peanuts library, each of the six individual discs in this Barnes & Noble Exclusive edition comes with bonus material, as follows:
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown includes It's Magic, Charlie Brown and the featurette "We Need a Blockbuster, Charlie Brown!"
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving includes The Mayflower Voyagers and the featurette "Popcorn & Jellybeans: Making a Thanksgiving Classic."
A Charlie Brown Christmas includes It's Christmas Time Again, Charlie Brown and the featurette "A Christmas Miracle: The Making of A Charlie Brown Christmas
Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown includes two additional Peanuts features -- It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown and You're In Love, Charlie Brown; and the new featurette "Unlucky in Love: An Unrequited Love Story"
It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown includes It's Arbor Day, Charlie Brown; and the featurette "In Full Bloom: Peanuts at Easter"
You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown includes He's a Bully, Charlie Brown and the featurette "Polls Don't Lie: The Making of You're Not Elected Charlie Brown."

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charles schulz's peanuts 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This deluxe collection is something the entire family can enjoy. Charles Schultz, Charlie Brown and all of Peanuuts have found their way into our hearts. They help all of us; the young and the young at heart enjoy our favorite holidyas all year round
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is great to have all the Peanuts programs/moveis in one collection. great quality and sound Great purchase and my daughter loves it. It brings back wonderful childhood memories.
KathyAnderson More than 1 year ago
I am a HUGE Charlie Brown fan. This is one of the best box sets for Charlie Brown. I have watched Charlie Brown ever since I was 3 or 4 and still love it. (I am 10 right now) I recommend this for people ages 3-100. It is wonderful to watch.
Readingmom33 More than 1 year ago
A wonderful collection for every season, which means year-round enjoyment with your favorite Peanuts characters. Classics, each and every one, to be shared between parent and child. Makes a great gift, especially now.
Zandokahn More than 1 year ago
Talk about seasonal gifts! From September School Elections to Halloween to Valentine's day, with everything in between, this box is a holiday all in itself. With every single Peanuts TV Special, I can't wait to watch them with my kids. It will be like sharing my childhood with them! Good Grief, why didn't Barnes & Noble sell this sooner!?
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