Charlie Brown’s Summer Fun View-Master Reels (1972)

I’ve found of late that if I’ve had a rather hard day at work or perhaps I’m feeling just a little down that all I really need to do is head into the living room, turn on the overhead light, lay on my back and pull out my container of View-Master reels. I am still just as captivated by the 3-D images contained on those little white reels today as when I was a kid.

I am fortunate enough to still own my original View-Master and many of the reels that I had in my youth. That doesn’t mean I don’t try to collect the one’s I never had when I was younger of course but to honest every time I turn around I’m floored by a set of reels that I never knew existed. Like with this 1972 Charlie Brown’s Summer fun set that has been scanned by Lance Cardinal, these in particular have something I do not recall seeing in other reels, dialogue on the the images themselves. From what I can tell it seems that Charlie Brown, Schroeder, and Lucy are having to contend with Snoopy continuously interrupting their game of croquet.

All images courtesy of Lance Cardinal.

All images courtesy of Lance Cardinal.

All images courtesy of Lance Cardinal.

All images courtesy of Lance Cardinal.

Now you are going to want to hop on over to Lance Cardinal’s blog to check out more of the View-Master fun from the Peanuts gang, but you also need to his hand built Muppet Theater playset. It is certainly one of the most awesome fan created things I’ve had the pleasure of seeing.

All images courtesy of Lance Cardinal.

All images courtesy of Lance Cardinal.

The Muppet Show Colorforms (1980)

With the Muppets making their return to the big screen today across that nation, it seemed the perfect time to shine the spotlight on this Colorforms set from back in 1980 for the Muppet Show.

First of all I have to point out that the artwork for the set, both the box and interior art were done by none other than the legendary movie poster illustrator Drew Struzan!



It appears that you used the Colorforms to dress up Fozzie Bear, Kermit the Frog, and Miss Piggy. Perhaps the guide with the set allowed you to put on various shows?

A very big thanks to the Muppet Wiki for the photos you see above and to the Muppets Studio channel over on YouTube for the World Premiere footage. So how many of you are planning on seeing the Muppets this week?