They are now up to the second volume of the specials from the 1970’s. This is a two DVD set.
BE MY VALENTINE, CHARLIE BROWN - A 1975 Valentine’s Day special, with Charlie Brown and the Little Red Haired Girl
YOU’RE A GOOD SPORT, CHARLIE BROWN - Also from 1975, this Emmy winning special was about, of all things, motorcross! Snoopy appeared as “the Masked Marvel”
IT’S ARBOR DAY, CHARLIE BROWN - What Ever Happened to Arbor Day? Charlie Brown made a special about it, yet it isn’t even talked about any more. This 1976 special has Charlie Brown’s baseball team landscaping the baseball field, complete with a tree on the pitcher’s mound.
WHAT A NIGHTMARE, CHARLIE BROWN - Released on DVD for the first time, this 1978 special has Snoopy dreaming of being a sled dog. This is mainly a Snoopy cartoon.
IT’S YOUR FIRST KISS, CHARLIE BROWN - A football themed special from 1977 with Charlie Brown having to kiss the Homecoming Queen, the Little Red Haired Girl.
YOU’RE THE GREATEST, CHARLIE BROWN - From 1979 comes this special with the gang competing in the decathlon.
There is one special feature on Disc Two
YOU’RE GROOVY, CHARLIE BROWN: A LOOK AT PEANUTS IN THE 1970’s (18:24) - A look at the creation of the cartoon, with Jean Schulz, the widow of Charles “Sparky” Schulz, gives a tour of his studio and talks about the licensing of the cartoon. There is a lot of great archival footage here.
SHOULD I BUY IT?
Another fine volume in the series that is well worth buying.
PEANUTS: 1970’s COLLECTION VOLUME 2 will be released June 1, 2010.