A Charlie Brown Christmas (Remastered Deluxe Edition)
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Christmastime is here. Happiness and cheer. And for Peanuts fans everywhere, it just wouldn't be Christmas without this classic holiday delight. Christmas lights may be twinkling red and green, but Charlie Brown has the Yuletide blues. To get in the holiday spirit, he takes Lucy's advice and directs the Christmas play. And what's a Christmas play without a Christmas tree? But everyone makes fun of the short, spindly nevergreen Charlie Brown brings back – until the real meaning of Christmas works its magic once again in this Remastered Deluxe Edition with Improved Picture and Audio.]]>
All-new featurette: "A Christmas Miracle: The Making of A Charlie Brown Christmas"
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The original sponsor of this special was Coca-Cola, and, like many television programs and specials of the time, had sponsor bumpers in the program. Linus crashed into a "sponsored by Coca-Cola" sign, slingshotted his blanket at Coke cans, and the end credits wished us all a "Merry Christmas from your Coca-Cola bottlers". Due to broadcast regulation changes, children's programming could no longer include direct sponsoring, and the Coke references disappeared forever after the original broadcast. Therefore, unless somebody wants to pay Coca-Cola a huge amount of money, you will never see these portions, either restored or as extras for a true collector's edition. If you own a Paramount copy, don't worry about updating your disc.
Oh, and the greatest Peanuts holiday special is coupled with the very worst Peanuts holiday special - it has never aired on network television outside of its original broadcast. The more you know...
A great special, but somebody needs to step up and do this program up in a true collector's edition.
Schulz insisted that the integrity & look of his strip be evident in every frame which allowed Melendez (an ex-Disney animator) to move the gang statically (much like how 'South Park' would look years later), complete w/asides & glaring close-ups... cheating, if you will, & yet establishing a sort of compromised 'strip-vs.-cartoon' hybrid. It gave it its look (which, by the way, lost its trademark style in the early '70's... ugh! What happened!?!)
The other remarkable element are the voices themselves in that real children were used on the soundtrack. Here we have the best, most memorable voices in all the decades of this (or any other) animation. Christopher Shea (as Linus) & Peter Robbins (as Charlie Brown) are the only voices... the only...! Even sister Sally's voice is the best. In later installments the children sound like they're reading a script as hired professionals. on 'Christmas' they sound authentically conversational, witty, sarcastic & 'charlie-browny'!!!Read more ›
Waste. Of. Time. :(
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Pretty good. Fell asleep on the second one but enjoyed it. I was very tired.Published 16 days ago by Norman
True meaning of Christmas is very beautifully communicated on this Peanuts cartoon. The item arrived as described and in a timely manner. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Shannon09
Brings back wonderful memories of childhood in the 1960's, Classic characters by Charles M Schulz brought to "life" in a cartoon series which has passed the tests of time... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Stephen P. Ford
It tells the TRUE meaning of Christmas as only the Peanuts gang can! For ALL ages!Published 21 days ago by RMP
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|Does it matter to get Blu-ray for old television shows that were never...||
The better question is this:
Is a 30 minute show worth $20 on Blu-ray?
Sep 13, 2009 by TheTerrorBeyond | See all 12 posts
The Peanuts specials were all 1/2 hour in length, appoximately 23 minutes with the other 7 minutes taken up by Dolly Madison commercials when they first aired in the 60s and 70s.
Dec 28, 2007 by David K. Richard | See all 6 posts
How could you be too old for Charlie Brown Christmas? I'm 36 and I still love watching the Peanuts specials. Got my daughter hooked on them as well.
Dec 23, 2008 by Steven W. Mcallister | See all 5 posts
|Amazon consideres Christianity a "Mythology?"||
Guidelines for these postings from Amazon include not making statements that "denigrate others". Charlie and I feel slighted that our faith seems mocked with the mythology label.
Jan 15, 2013 by Linda M | See all 7 posts
|Dialogue track sync problem||
You're absolutely correct -- I too noticed the same sync problem, and I'm returning my DVD to Amazon for a refund. We must not accept such shoddy, careless work! I suspect the late Charles Schulz would be neither pleased nor amused....
Dec 12, 2008 by J. Vandyke | See all 2 posts
|charlie brown christmas oct.6 why not the great pumpkin for halloween||Be the first to reply|
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