You're A Good Sport, Charlie Brown
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The story finds Charlie Brown, the famous sports failure, competing against Peppermint Patty and the Masked Marvel (alias Snoopy) in a charity motocross race.]]>
- Bonus episode: You're the Greatest, Charlie Brown
- All-new featurette: Dust Yourself Off and Pick Yourself Up, Charlie Brown
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This lesser known Peanuts special, tells the story of Charlie Brown's hopes to win the motorcross race, despite being "Unlucky Number 13". It's a great story for adults and children alike, which lends virtue to not only winning, but to playing as a good sport, in the process. It's perfect for the adult who's feeling nostalgic, or as an introduction to good sportsmanship, to your little ones!
The DVD includes a bonus episode, "You're the Greatest, Charlie Brown", which centers about Charlie Brown's hopes to win a decathlon, with the help of Snoopy & the gang. It also includes the all-new featurette, "Dust Yourself Off & Pick Yourself Up, Charlie Brown", the story of Charles Schultze's son Craig, who served as the inspiration behind "You're A Good Sport, Charlie Brown".
It's another great Peanuts release, and hopefully a sign that more Charlie Brown releases are headed our way!
The main plot follows Charlie, Snoopy (as the Masked Marvel), and Peppermint Patty as they compete in a motocross race (a sport that was fairly new at the time the special first aired). Unlike Patty who has a new bike, or the Masked Marvel who has the best bike around at the time, Charlie Brown can only afford the cheapest bike the store sells. There is no shine or gloss to his bike and it doesn't rev but puts. Not only that, but Charlie Brown's bike is entered into the competition as #13, supposedly the unluckiest of all numbers. Still, Charlie Brown is a determined fellow and like the tortoise who beat the hair, sometimes slow and steady does when the race. Besides seeing what a good sport Charlie Brown, the special is also notable because of the make-shift pumpkin helmet Linus makes after Charlie is in an accident. The motocross race is preceded by a scene with Snoopy playing tennis and followed by the Peanuts gang playing baseball. YOU'RE A GOOD SPORT, CHARLIE BROWN won an Emmy for Outstanding Children's Special.
Also included on this the special, YOU'RE THE GREATEST, CHARLIE BROWN. In this special Charlie is recruited to represent his school by competing in the decathlon for the Junior Olympics. Peppermint Patty trains Chuck in all ten events.Read more ›
Second, I feel quite lucky to have stumbled on this as it was my favorite Peanuts story as a kid. I used to own this in book form and always thought it was a fun story. There aren't many slow moments and, as someone else mentions, Charlie Brown finally gets to win one... even if the prize wasn't quite as spectacular as he might have hoped. The supporting characters are really at their best and most humorous. I LOVE the Marcie 'Howard Cosell' interview spoof and Linus's rant about the big kids always hogging the court.
I agree with another reviewer that the Wizard of Oz opening was unexpected and can certainly trouble some kids. I was worried mine might freak out but lucked out- she was interested in who the four characters were. Other than that I think this is a great DVD to add to your children's or nostalgic adult's collection.
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BEST cartoon from a genuin man who loved kids and pets. Snoopy does good in this but at tennis he's kaput:)Published 1 month ago by Peter
Great Movie! Brought back good memories from the past! Timeless classic.Published 6 months ago by Rick
What can you say about these videos? LOVE them for all ages. If you're a fan of anything Peanuts, you'll love it.Published 9 months ago by Adam E.
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