Peanuts: 1970’s Collection, Vol. 1 on DVD is a Real Treat

Peanuts 1970s Collection V1

I often rave on this blog about the earnestness of the Peanuts specials. I have watched them again and again over the years, and never get tired of them. So I was happy to hear that after the wonderful Peanuts: 1960’s Collection, Warner Bros. would be following up with multiple volumes of the specials of the 1970s. Starting with the Peanuts: 1970’s Collection, Vol. 1 . Volume 1 went on sale this week and it contains remastered six specials, two of which have never seen DVD before and a new featurette. Here is what included:

Disc 1

Play It Again, Charlie Brown
Schroeder’s plays at the PTA. Unfortunately they don’t want to hear Schroeder’s choice of music. (Aired: 3/28/1971)

You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown
Linus is running in the school election. Will his belief in the Great Pumpkin ruin his chances of being elected? (Aired: 10/29/1972)

There’s No Time For Love, Charlie Brown
Ol’ Chuck needs to learn to deal with disappointment. (Aired: 3/11/1973)

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
A classic! Charlie Brown gets sucked into making Thanksgiving dinner for all his friends. Can he make enough popcorn and buttered toast for everyone? (Aired: 11/20/1973)

Disc 2

It’s A Mystery, Charlie Brown
Snoopy tries to find Woodstock’s missing nest. (Aired: 2/1/1974)

It’s The Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown
Everyone loves the Easter Beagle right? (Aired: 4/9/1974)

New Featurette: Woodstock: Creating Snoopy’s Sidekick
Learn all about how Woodstock was made. It includes comments from producer Lee Mendelson, author Phil Cousineau, cartoonist Alex Fajardo, historian Derrick Bang and Charles Schulz’s widow, Jean

These remastered specials are all presented in their original Full Frame video format with crisp English mono audio. Other audio soundtracks include Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese. Subtitles are available in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Japanese and Thai.

These specials are perfect for kids of all ages. So go out and pick it up and share it with the younger generation who might not get to see all these wonderful 70s classics on broadcast or cable TV.

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