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 ›
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Still get choked every time I view it on TV during the holidays. Now I get to have it year round. The fact that it gives a religious and true spiritual aspect of Christmas -- The... Read morePublished 1 month ago by OBR
A classic. Remember watching it when it first came on (guess my age). DVD quality was good.Published 1 month ago by Ellen Romero
This is what all DVD makers should do. They included so many languages! We've been looking in Japan for a Japanese version of this film for several years now. Read morePublished 2 months ago by K. Mari
If you grew up with this classic Charlie Brown, you need to own it.Published 2 months ago by AudieMurphy
Love this movie. Warms my heart overtime I watch it. It arrived quickly and in great condition.Published 3 months ago by Rich N.
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