Peanuts - This Is America, Charlie Brown
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- Disc One: The Mayflower Voyagers, The Birth of the Constitution, The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk, The NASA Space Station
- Disc Two: The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad, The Great Inventors, The Smithsonian and the Presidency, The Music and Heroes of America
Top Customer Reviews
This Is America Charlie Brown, the 1988 eight episode series take so many great moments as told by Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang. The collection includes special moments from the original flights at Kitty Hawk from the Wright Brothers, to the moments of NASA and the history of space, and the moment the pilgrims have stepped off The Mayflower. The collection of episodes from the CBS mini-series has been restored very well, and the animation looks and sounds better than ever. It still continues to enetertain for all ages, and portraits a lot of history that still hasn't been described enough in classrooms today.
All in all, This Is America Charlie Brown is a great DVD package for anybody who loves the Peanuts series from television, or for anyone who hasn't yet read even the comic strips. I loved watching this when I was seven years old, and I still enjoy the shows today.
Educational Value: B+
Overall: B 1/2+
These eight specials ran on Nick under the umbrella title "You're on Nickelodeon, Charlie Brown" and made it out on VHS. This double DVD set saves more than $60 off the cost of the VHS videos. Pardon the 'e' word, but it's very educational. The shows are very different one from another. I very much liked the NASA space station show, which is sort of like a Peanuts take on the History Channel. But this set costs less than two of the VHS tapes, so it's like you get six shows free.
Of the 75 half hour Peanuts specials, some of the best had an educational bent, such as "What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?" about D-Day, which won a Peabody Award. The four best known specials are the feature length ones: "A Boy Named Charlie Brown", "Snoopy Come Home", "Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown" and "Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown". Then there was the live action Broadway musical, "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," which I saw recently in its current revival. Charles Schultz didn't originally like the name "Peanuts" which was foisted on him by the syndicate. But like that addictive snack food, at least some of us can't get enough of his comic creations. Here's hoping more of them make it to DVD soon.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not exactly what I thought it would be, but it came on a timely basisPublished 4 months ago by Katharine Keller
Not only are my kids learning but my wife who just got her citizenship is. She wishes she would have watched this to get the story behind those memorize items for her test.Published 11 months ago by Avalon411
One of the best Peanuts collections I have seen in a long time, I especially enjoyed the Kitty Hawk story and the Great Inventors story..... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Joshua W
Perfect for kids (and adults, honestly). Each episode is historically accurate. They're also very entertaining, because it's the Peanuts! Read morePublished 20 months ago by Liz
Years ago when my son was small this series was on TV in several installments over several weeks. I taped some of them on VHS but didn't have them all. Read morePublished on January 3, 2014 by Not a high heel diva!
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Sellers always try to capitalize on out of print titles. However, the joke's on them because this is being reissued in June 2014.
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