You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown:DE
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One name, "Joe Cool", will probably jog some memories. Those who grew up in 1972 will remember the Snoopy as Joe Cool collectables. Well he makes his TV premier here.
This is Charles Schulz's satire on politics with Lucy running the campaign, menacing voters to vote for her brother Linus, getting Linus to make empty campaign promises. Remember, this was the year of Richard Nixon.
This originally aired as "You're Elected, Charlie Brown", and right after its broadcast the producers realized the folly of the title and quickly inserted "Not" for all re-broadcasts. The theme song lyrics do not have the "Not" in them. Unfortunately this edit must have been done to the master negative as this 'remastered' version has the revised title. But you can get a glimpse of the original title in the bonus material.
The second offering is 2006's "He's A Bully, Charlie Brown". While I generally don't like the later Peanuts Specials, this one has the spirit and feel of the earlier shows. I find it very enjoyable and forgot just how new it is. At summer camp, a marble hustler plays all of the beginner kids and wins their marbles. With the coaching of Snoopy, Charlie Brown comes to the rescue. Memorable moments are with Marci teasing Peppermint Patty on the phone by pretending "Chuck" is romancing her.
There is also a 10 minute "Making Of' documentary" It is interesting tosee the voice actors as they are today. The background material about the story line is informative. Some material seems to be repeated from other Peanuts DVDs.
The sad thing is how little is included here! A single DVD should hold 6 to 8 half hour shows.Read more ›
This DVD includes a making of featurette about the show. It includes interviews with producer Lee Mendelson, director Bill Melendez, Schultz' wife Jeanne Schultz, and some of the actors who did the voices on the special. The information on the special is quite informative. For instance, I learned that the theme song for "Joe Cool" was not only written by Vince Guaraldi, but was sung and performed by him as well. Also, the tv special rather closely follows the comic strip plot line it was based upon, but has a different ending.
The DVD also includes the 2006 special, "He's a Bully, Charlie Brown." I haven't enjoyed the few newer television specials made since the death of Schultz in 2000. However, this one has a better plot than some of the newer specials have had.Read more ›
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The "titled" movie was fine, but it came with two other peanuts movies which were of low quality both in animation and plotting.Published 2 months ago by Erik77
I've loved Charlie Brown since I was a child. I was very happy to see they had this on dvd. Amazon has great prices!!!Published 7 months ago by Mom3.1415926
My eight years old son was possess with Charlie Brown show ...win or lost on the election still pretty funny movie to watch and learned.Published 20 months ago by Shandy
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