Monday, October 5, 2015

Available For the First Ever on DVD -- Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don't Come Back!!) -- Review and #Giveaway

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.

The Peanuts® Gang Goes On Their First International Adventure in a Classic Feature-Length Movie Arriving on DVD for the First Time Ever

Digitally Remastered in 4K and Accompanied by a Brand New Making-Of Featurette, Delightful Film Debuts on DVD October 6, 2015, Just in Time for the New Peanuts Movie Hitting Theaters

My girls are counting the days until the new Peanuts/Snoopy movie arrives in theatres come Thanksgiving.  But, in the meantime they have been enjoying watching different holiday Peanuts movie, including "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," which has been on repeat in our house lately, in addition to a new DVD, which released today for the first time ever on DVD, "Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don't Come Back!!).  Just the title alone got my girls giggling.  I tried to tell them that I was their age when this originally released, but they didn't believe me -- or, then they thought I was really old.  Not which one I prefer. :-)

I was excited when I first heard this movie was coming to DVD, as it was always one of my favorite Peanuts films and one I had hoped to be add to add to my growing Peanuts/Charlie Brown DVD collection.  It was hard to see who was more excited when our review copy arrived a few weeks ago...but, I think it was me. I made an exception to the rule of waiting to Friday's to watch movies, as I really wanted to see it and see if it was as I remembered it as a child.

As the movie began playing, I felt myself reliving my childhood and was happy to find that I remembered this film.  My girls had a blast watching it, as it contained the whole Peanuts gang.  Do you remember seeing this in theaters as a child?  Was it one of your favorite Peanuts movies, too?  I found this to be enjoyable because it was different from the others, as it takes the kids to France as part of a 2-week foreign exchange program.

The movie itself is 75 minute in length, and will have you smiling from start to finish.  Come on, you can't help but feel happy watching a Peanuts movie.  And, I was so excited to be able to share a childhood favorite Peanuts movie with my girls, and hear they love it, too!

 More about today's DVD release:

"Grab your passport and pack your bags because the Peanuts gang is going on their first international jaunt in BON VOYAGE, CHARLIE BROWN (AND DON’T COME BACK!!), arriving on DVD for the first time ever October 6, 2015 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  Released theatrically in 1980, and celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, this charming movie was the fourth feature-length film made with Charles Schulz’s beloved Peanuts characters and was a product of the long-time collaboration between Schulz, animation director Bill Melendez and producer Lee Mendelson.  Together, these three helped create all of the Peanuts animated television specials and feature films, starting with A Charlie Brown Christmasin 1969.
              The BON VOYAGE, CHARLIE BROWN (AND DON’T COME BACK!!) DVD includes the classic film digitally remastered in 4K, along with a brand new featurette that gives fans insight into the creative process of animating the beloved comic strip, how the feature film came to be and what it took to bring the movie to the big screen.  The featurette includes new interviews with Charles Schulz’s widow, Jean, at the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California, producer Lee Mendelson and Steve Melendez, son of Bill Melendez and president of Bill Melendez Productions.
              In BON VOYAGE, CHARLIE BROWN (AND DON’T COME BACK!!) Charlie Brown, Linus, Peppermint Patty and Marcie are chosen as – you guessed it! – exchange students, destined to spend two weeks in France.  Of course, Snoopy and Woodstock join the French odyssey, which turns out to be a combination of mystery, intrigue, and romance coupled with the usual misadventures that seem to follow Charlie Brown wherever he goes!"

              The BON VOYAGE, CHARLIE BROWN (AND DON’T COME BACK!!) DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English Mono Dolby Digital, French Mono Dolby Digital, and Spanish Mono Dolby Digital; English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles; and English captions.  The DVD includes the following:
·       Feature film, digitally remastered in 4K and presented in standard definition
·       New Making-of Featurette
·       Theatrical Trailer

Thanks to the kind folks at Paramount Home Media Distribution, one (1) lucky reader will have a chance to win a copy of this first ever on DVD release.  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!


About Paramount Home Media Distribution
Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), home to premier media brands that create television programs, motion pictures, consumer products, and digital content for audiences in more than 165 countries and territories.  The PHMD division oversees PPC’s home entertainment and transactional digital distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and applicable licensing and servicing of certain DreamWorks Animation titles.  PHMD additionally manages global licensing of studio content and transactional distribution across worldwide digital distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies. 

Street Date:                       October 6, 2015
SRP:                                    $14.99 U.S.
Running Time:                   75 minutes
U.S. Rating:                        G
Canadian Rating:               G

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.


  1. I like Snoopy the best because I like his character design and I think he is funny. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(dot)com

  2. Sally is one of my favorites. I just think she's so cute
    Thank you!