A NEW PEANUTS COMPILATION FROM
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
AVAILABLE OCTOBER 6, 2015
Release aligns with Anti-Bullying Month in Support of Educating and Raising Awareness of Bullying Prevention
With all the bullying that happens in schools and outside nowadays, it is nice to see people raising awareness of this through an Anti-Bullying month. And, to go along with this, the folks at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment are releasing, "He's a Bully, Charlie Brown" on DVD tomorrow, to help share with children important life lessons with the help of the Peanuts gang. This DVD also aligns with anti-bullying month in support of educating and raising awareness of bullying prevention, which would make this a great DVD for teachers to share in the classroom, churches to share in Sunday School, after school groups to share with their kids, and even parents to sit down with their children to watch and discuss.
Bullying can start at an early age -- it just doesn't happen in middle and high school. We are seeing so many stories in the news of children as young as 6 and 7 years old committing suicide as a result of bullying. This should not be happening. Why can't children teach each other with kindness. I truly hope that bullying will one day soon be a thing of the past.
I had the opportunity to first watch this DVD with my girls and then again when I had my nieces and nephews over. The kids, who are all fans of Snoopy and Charlie Brownie, were excited for the movie, even before I told them what it was about, as they are all looking forward to the Thanksgiving Peanuts movie release in theaters.
When I told them that the movie was about bullying, the oldest ones were a little turned off, as they thought it would be a lecture type movie. But, as they sat to watch it, they really got into it. After we were done watching the movie, we had a wonderful discussion about bullying and reminding kids that they can come to an adult when and if they find themselves being bullied.
SInce receiving this upcoming DVD release for review, we have already watched it a handful of times. I have even passed it along to friends and family who are teachers, and they can't wait to share in their classrooms.
Here is more about this upcoming release from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment...
"Important life lessons are learned by the Peanuts gang, on He’s a Bully, Charlie Brown available October 6, 2015 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE). This heartwarming collection brings together two Peanuts specials that are paired with an episode of The Charlie Brown & Snoopy Show, that have been brilliantly remastered in all-new 4K Ultra HD transfers to DVD. In this must-own compilation, Charlie Brown is called upon to stand up for one of his pals, who is taken advantage of by a bully at summer camp. This title will be released in time for National Bullying Prevention Month, which takes place in October.He’s a Bully, Charlie Brown will retail for $19.97 SRP.
With school out for summer, Charlie Brown and his pals set out for camp. Rerun van Pelt, Lucy’s youngest brother, brings his prized collection of marbles, which once belonged to his grandfather, Felix, an award-winning marbles champ. Rerun is determined to become a marble master just like his grandpa but first, he must find someone who will teach him how to play the game.
At camp, Rerun meets Joe Agate, a tough-talking and disrespectful older boy who takes advantage of Rerun’s naiveté and cons him out of all his grandpa Felix’s marbles. A devastated Rerun confides in Charlie Brown, who is so disgusted by Joe’s behavior that he decides to stand up to him, with the help of Snoopy as Joe Cool, of course. Will Charlie Brown summon the courage to face the awful Joe Agate and win back Rerun’s beloved marbles?
In It was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown, which is also featured on this release, it’s a hilarious battle of boys against girls, with Snoopy having to get in the middle of it all. At summer camp, the Peanuts gang put up with poor food and the girls winning all the sports competitions. To get even, the boys challenge them to an arm-wrestling contest between Lucy and “The Masked Marvel” – aka Snoopy in disguise. Will the boys triumph or stay defeated?
He’s a Bully, Charlie Brown also features an episode of The Charlie Brown & Snoopy Show, which includes four delightful segments, including Shoveling, Rerun, Lost Blanket and The Manager.
“He’s a Bully, Charlie Brown, sends a powerful message. From time to time, we’re all faced with situations in which we have to be strong, courageous and stand up for what we believe is right,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation Marketing. She added, “We’re delighted to release this inspiring collection. If you love Peanuts, this is one title you won’t want to miss.”
About Peanuts Worldwide
The PEANUTS characters and related intellectual property are owned by Peanuts Worldwide LLC, a joint venture owned 80% by Iconix Brand Group, Inc. About Iconix Brand Group, Inc. Iconix Brand Group, Inc. owns, licenses and markets a growing portfolio of consumer brands including: CANDIE'S (R), BONGO (R), BADGLEY MISCHKA (R), JOE BOXER (R), RAMPAGE (R), MUDD (R), MOSSIMO (R), LONDON FOG (R), OCEAN PACIFIC (R), DANSKIN (R), ROCAWEAR (R), CANNON (R), ROYAL VELVET (R), FIELDCREST (R), CHARISMA (R), STARTER (R), WAVERLY (R), ZOO YORK (R), SHARPER IMAGE (R), UMBRO (R), LEE COOPER (R), ECKO UNLTD. (R), MARC ECKO (R) and STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE (R). In addition, Iconix owns interests in the ARTFUL DODGER (R), MATERIAL GIRL (R), PEANUTS (R), ED HARDY (R), TRUTH OR DARE (R), BILLIONAIRE BOYS CLUB (R), ICE CREAM (R), MODERN AMUSEMENT (R), BUFFALO (R), NICK GRAHAM (R) and PONY (R) brands. The Company licenses its brands to a network of leading retailers and manufacturers that touch every major segment of retail distribution from the luxury market to the mass market in both the U.S. and worldwide. Through its in-house business development, merchandising, advertising and public relations departments, Iconix manages its brands to drive greater consumer awareness and equity.
About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
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Disclosure: I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.