Sunday, November 5, 2017

Peanuts Holiday Collection 4K UHD - Peanuts’ Most Beloved Seasonal TV Specials on 4K Ultra HD For 1st Time Ever!

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.




Box Set Features Nine Peanuts TV Specials on 4K Ultra HD

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown;
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and A Charlie Brown Christmas
will also be Available Individually on 4K Ultra HD on Separate Release Dates
All Titles are Re-mastered and Feature Bonus Episodes

When you think about the holidays you can't help but think of Peanuts holiday movies.  I used to love sitting with my family around the television to watch the television specials at Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  It became a tradition for us, and something I used to love looking forward to.  And, now I get to share this same tradition with my girls, as Peanuts television specials are still around, in addition to these classic movies being available on DVD, Blu-ray, digital and now 4K Ultra HD, thanks to the folks at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Did you hear about the new 4K Ultra HD 3-movie Peanuts release from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment?  It released back on October 10th and has been very popular with Peanuts fans.  Many of my friends and family have picked up this particular Peanuts Holiday Collection 4K Ultra HD as they now have 4K televisions or were looking for the Blu-ray and digital copies of everyone's favorite Peanuts movies.  

The folks at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment recently sent me a copy of this new release to share with my girls.  It came right before Halloween, so I was able to share the It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown holiday special before it aired on television for the year.  The girls loved watching this movie again.  Their favorite part, which always gets a chuckle is when Charlie Brown is going trick or treating with his friends and gets a rock for a treat.  :-)  In addition to this holiday special, this new 4K collection also includes two bonus specials -- It’s Magic, Charlie Brown and Charlie Brown’s All-Stars.  My girls really liked these two bonus specials, and have watched them a few times since.

This past weekend the girls and I watched the "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" and "A Charlie Brown Christmas", as we start getting ready for the upcoming holidays.   It isn't the holidays in our house until we watch these Peanuts holiday movies.  We will be watching the Thanksgiving special again on Thanksgiving after we tune in to the Macy's Day parade and see the Snoopy float going by.  

Just like the Halloween special, the Thanksgiving and Christmas movies also include bonus features.  After watching A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving 4K UHD, you will get to enjoy The Mayflower Voyagers and Play It Again, Charlie Brown.  And, A Charlie Brown Christmas 4K UHD comes with It’s Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown and It’s Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown as its bonus features.  If these bonus movies weren't enough, get ready to enjoy some wonderful Peanuts featurettes. We have been loving these featurettes and the "making of" specials includes with this new 4K collection.

If you are looking to upgrade your Peanuts Holiday Collection DVD/Blu-ray sets to 4K Ultra HD, you will love this new release.  And, at under $25, you can't go wrong for all the wonderful movies, bonus features and featurettes that you get with the collection.  So, why not pick up this collection together and start getting your family into the holiday spirit as you watch everyone's favorite Peanuts characters in these timeless holiday classic movies.  


More about this new 4K Ultra HD Release:

"Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) is releasing some of Peanuts most beloved seasonal television specials on 4K Ultra HD for the first time ever, with Peanuts Holiday Collection, available October 10, 2017. Peanuts fans can now enjoy their favorite animated holiday classics in 4K Ultra HD resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR), for the ultimate home entertainment viewing experience.   This compilation is comprised of nine Peanuts TV specials, including classics It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie BrownA Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and A Charlie Brown Christmas, which will be offered together in a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Combo Pack. The Combo-Pack includes a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray™ disc with the episodes in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray™ disc and digital version of all nine specials.   Peanuts Holiday Collection 4K UHD will retail for $44.98 SRP.

Peanuts fans will also have the opportunity to purchase each of the three classic Peanuts holiday specials separately. Each will be sold in a 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and Digital combo pack. Available separately on September 26, 2017, WBHE will offer It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown 4K UHD, which will retail for $29.98 SRP. This release will feature two bonus specials, including It’s Magic, Charlie Brown and Charlie Brown’s All-Stars.

On October 24, WBHE will offer A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving 4K UHD, which will retail for $29.98 SRP. Bonus specials featured on this release include The Mayflower Voyagers and Play It Again, Charlie Brown.

WBHE will offer A Charlie Brown Christmas 4K UHD on October 31, 2017. This release will retail for $29.98 SRP. Bonus specials featured on this release include It’s Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown and It’s Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown.

“We’re thrilled to offer classic Peanuts holiday specials in this exciting new format. Consumers will now experience these timeless programs like they never have before, with the extraordinary picture quality that only 4K Ultra HD with HDR can deliver,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation Marketing. She added, “Watching these heartwarming specials during the holidays is a tradition most of us grew up with and want to share with our families.  We are pleased to continue bringing Charles Schulz’s exceptional programs to future generations to enjoy.”

Peanuts Holiday Collection 4K UHD Featured Specials:

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown – This Emmy® Award-nominated special, finds the Peanuts gang outfitted in costumes, ready for trick or treating and crashing Violet’s Halloween party. Charlie Brown is in a ghost costume (with more eyeholes cut out than needed), Lucy dressed as a witch and Snoopy in a World War I flying ace costume. Linus decides to steadfastly hold vigil in the pumpkin patch as he awaits the Great Pumpkin. 

It’s Magic, Charlie Brown – This bonus episode finds Snoopy putting on a show after he checks out a book on magic tricks from the library. With Marcie and Sally as his assistants, he performs many tricks (some that work and some that don’t) before an audience. The grand finale features the biggest trick of all, making Charlie Brown disappear.  To everyone’s amazement, Snoopy makes him invisible but doesn’t know how to bring Charlie Brown back. Will Snoopy find a way to reverse the trick?

Charlie Brown’s All-Stars – Nominated for two Prime Time Emmys®, in this delightful special, Charlie Brown is faced with a difficult moral dilemma; should he accept brand new uniforms and give the rest of the gang a chance to be part of an official little league baseball team even if it means that due to policy, Snoopy, Lucy, Patty, Violet and Frieda must be kicked off?

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving – In this Emmy® Award-winning special, Peppermint Patty invites herself to Charlie Brown’s house for Thanksgiving dinner. Marcie and Franklin are soon added as dinner guests. Charlie Brown admits that his culinary skills are limited to “cold cereal and maybe toast.”  Snoopy and Woodstock transform the ping-pong table in the backyard into a dinner table.   As the guests arrive, they are each served two slices of buttered toast, some pretzel sticks, popcorn and jelly beans. Peppermint Patty is outraged at the meal and berates Charlie Brown until embarrassed and dejected, he leaves the table and goes back into the house.

Play It Again, Charlie Brown – Nominated for an Emmy Award ®, this special focuses on Lucy’s undying and unreciprocated love for the piano playing child prodigy, Schroeder. In an effort to win Schroeder’s affection, Lucy, under Peppermint Patty’s advice, invites him to perform in a concert at an upcoming PTA meeting.  Schroeder accepts and immediately begins rehearsing.  Lucy, delighted with Schroeder’s acceptance, thanks Peppermint Patty.  Peppermint Patty however, mentions she forgot to tell Lucy that only rock music will be featured in the program and that Schroeder won’t be able to play Beethoven.  Lucy is left in anguish, knowing Schroeder will refuse to perform anything other than classical music and tries to find a way to break the news without his dropping out of the program.

A Charlie Brown Christmas – In this Emmy® and Peabody Award winning classic, Charlie Brown is upset by how commercial the Christmas holiday has become. To coax him out of his holiday blues, Lucy suggests he direct the school’s Christmas pageant and decorate a glorious tree.  Charlie Brown concedes. The tree he finds however, is puny, prompting everyone to ridicule him.   

It’s Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown – This bonus episode is the second Christmas-themed Peanuts episode since A Charlie Brown Christmas.  Holidaypreparations include Charlie Brown selling wreaths door-to-door to make extra money, Peppermint Patty sweating out an important book report and the entire crew appearing in a Christmas pageant.

* It’s Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown – Originally broadcast in 1984, this special is comprised of several clever parodies inspired by popular early ‘80s dance trends ranging from disco to break dancing as well as a series of top 40 hit songs from the era.  It’s Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown earned an Emmy® Award nomination for Outstanding Animated Program.

The Basics

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown 4K UHD
Street Date:
September 26, 2017
Order Due Date:
August 22, 2017

Peanuts Holiday Collection 4K UHD
Street Date:
October 10, 2017
Order Due Date:
September 5, 2017

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving 4K UHD
Street Date:
October 24, 2017
Order Due Date:
September 19, 2017

A Charlie Brown Christmas 4K UHD
Street Date:
October 31, 2017
Order Due Date:
September 26, 2017


Peanuts Holiday Collection 4K UHDIt’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown 4K UHD; A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving 4K UHD and A Charlie Brown Christmas 4K UHD will be available to own on digital. Digital TV episodes allow consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices.  Digital TV episodes are available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, CinemaNow, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. A digital copy is also included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs for redemption and cloud storage through participating retail services including CinemaNow, Vudu and Flixster Video."


The Credits
About Peanuts Worldwide
The PEANUTS characters and related intellectual property are owned by Peanuts Worldwide LLC, a joint venture owned 80% by DHX Media Ltd. and 20% by members of the Charles M. Schulz family.

ABOUT 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
Ultra HD Blu-ray showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before.  

For the complete 4K Ultra HD experience with HDR, a 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR, an Ultra HD Blu-ray player and a high-speed HDMI (category 2) cable are required.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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