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'Peanuts: The EMMY Honored Collection'
(2-Disc DVD / NR / 2015 / Warner Video)

Overview: It’s Snoopy and Charlie Brown at their very best with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s (WBHE) release of 'Peanuts: Emmy® Honored Collection', available in stores September 15, 2015. This must-own collection brings together 11 beloved Peanuts specials that have been brilliantly remastered in all-new 4K Ultra HD transfers to DVD.

DVD Verdict: Brought lovingly together on 2-Discs, here on 'Peanuts: The EMMY Honored Collection' we get a set of featured specials that have, in their own right, earned an Emmy® Award nomination or actually won an Emmy® Award. The most prestigious Peanuts features ever have now been assembled into this one delightful collection, which contains 11 animated television specials over the aforementioned two discs.

My three personal favorites begin with the one that starts the collection off, "You're the Greatest, Charlie Brown" from 1979. This special actually appeared twice, on the You're a Good Sport Charlie Brown DVD as a bonus and on the Peanuts 1970's Collection Vol 2 DVD. In this special, we see that hard work and team spirit is what Charlie Brown needs to win the decathlon at the school Junior Olympics event. His competitors are Marcie, defending Decathlon champ Freddie Fabulous and the Masked Marvel (aka, Snoopy). On the first day, Charlie Brown places third. On day two however, he begins to feel the pressure as he's faced with having to tackle the high hurdles, pole vault, discus/javelin throw and other events. Will he emerge victorious and win the Olympics for his school? BTW, this special was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award (Outstanding Animated Program).

My next favorite is "Is this Goodbye, Charlie Brown?" from 1983, which first appeared on the Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales DVD as a bonus. In this special, Linus' father lands a new job, which means the family must relocate. As Linus and Lucy prepare to depart, the Peanuts gang all bid them farewell. Everyone has to cope with the Van Pelts' departure ... some to a greater degree than others. Their absence is felt by all. Charlie Brown is miserable without his pal Linus and Sally too misses her "sweet babboo." Schroeder regrets not saying a proper "good-bye" to Lucy. Peppermint Patty attempts to cheer up Charlie Brown. How will the gang cope with their pals having left the neighborhood? BTW, this special was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award (Outstanding Animated Program).

My next favorite is "Why, Charlie Brown, Why?" from 1990, which appears here for the very first time ever on DVD! This moving special finds Linus learning how to cope with a very ill classmate, Janice, whom he has grown close to and feels a great deal of affection for. He visits her at the hospital and at school, he defends her from a bully who makes fun of the way she looks. As Janice undergoes treatments to recover her health, Linus questions why she became ill to start with. BTW, this special was also nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award (Outstanding Animated Program).

- "You're the Greatest, Charlie Brown" (already on DVD, already remastered) (Nominated)
- "She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown" (already on DVD, already or newly remastered) (Nominated)
- "It's Magic, Charlie Brown" (already on DVD, already remastered) (Nominated)
- "Someday You'll Find Her, Charlie Brown" (already on DVD, newly remastered!) (Nominated)
- "Is this Goodbye, Charlie Brown?" (already on DVD, newly remastered!) (Nominated)
- "Life is a Circus, Charlie Brown" (already on DVD, already remastered) (Winner)
- "What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?" (First time on DVD!!!) (Nominated)
- "It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown" (already on DVD, newly remastered!) (Nominated)
- "Snoopy's Getting Married, Charlie Brown" (already on DVD, newly remastered!) (Nominated)
- "Why, Charlie Brown, Why?" (First time on DVD!!!) (Nominated)
- "You're a Good Sport, Charlie Brown" (already on DVD, already remastered) (Winner)

All of the specials featured in this release were recognized with either an Emmy® Award win or nomination. All specials have been remastered for gorgeous picture and sound quality. It’s a collection full of big laughs, best friends and life lessons that will delight the whole family. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.

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