Peanuts 1970’s Collection Volume 2 DVD Review

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On June 1, 2010, Warner Brothers will release Volume 2 of its Charles Schultz’s Peanuts 1970’s Collection. Where can anyone get 148 minutes of yesteryear’s greatest television specials in one box listing for $29.98? You can find it on line and in local stores. Its official release date is June 1, 2010.

I just had the opportunity to preview it, and I am glad I did. It is warm, friendly, classic animation comedy colored with the reality of life and growing up. The double disc set includes:

* Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown — Charlie is depressed, broken heart because he gets no Valentines.
* You’re A Good Sport Charlie Brown — The Peanuts gang is involved in motor cross competition. (Special interest item: this short won an won the 1975 Emmy for being the year’s Outstanding Children’s Special.)
* It’s Arbor Day, Charlie Brown — When the gang landscapes Charlie Brown’s baseball diamond, his team gets the advantage. (Another SII: 1976 Emmy nominee.)
* It’s Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown — When Lucy refuses to help Charlie impress the red-head, his self-esteem takes a blow. (To bad that there always have been and always will be mean, bossy bullies who enjoy ridiculing.)
* What A Nightmare, Charlie Brown! — This change of pace centers on Snoopy and his Arctic sled dog nightmare. (This is the first time that the segment is available on DVD.)
* You’re The Greatest, Charlie Brown — Good humored, optimistic, determined Charlie Brown competes in the school decathlon. The script is warm, witty, and bright. (More SII: 1979 Emmy nominee.)

It also has a new BONUS featurette, “You’re Groovy, Charlie Brown: A Look At Peanuts in the 70’s”. What a great way to reminisce old times and a bygone decade that valued innocence and children!

Here’s a clip from The Masked Marvel episode.

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