Sunday, August 31, 2008

A Charlie Brown Christmas Deluxe Edition

TVshows onDVD has the complete scoop, or at least press release, for the upcoming Peanuts Holiday Collection releases. Here's the bit about the Deluxe Edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas...

A Charlie Brown Christmas Deluxe Edition features the re-mastered Christmas special in an updated look that still maintains the integrity and feel of vintage Peanuts. The Emmy and Peabody Award winning classic features Charlie Brown who has the Yuletide blues. To get into the holiday spirit, Lucy advises Charlie Brown to direct the Christmas play and put up a great tree. Charlie Brown takes the advice, but the tree he finds is short, spindly and not very green, prompting everyone to make fun of him. However, the real meaning of Christmas works its magic on the Peanuts gang and they all end up in the holiday spirit. The Deluxe Edition contains bonus features including:
  • A new featurette: A Christmas Miracle: The Making of A Charlie Brown Christmas - An in-depth look at how the producers brought a newspaper comic strip to animated life in a new medium. Under tense pressure and with many doubters, the show creators were able to create Peanuts in a new medium and make the show a smash success.
  • Digital downloads of 2 songs from the popular soundtrack
  • A bonus episode: It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown
A Charlie Brown Christmas Deluxe Edition will be available as a stand alone DVD as well as being part of the Peanuts Holiday Collection which also includes deluxe editions of It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown and A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.