THE PEANUTS GANG IS BACK WITH
THE ALL-NEW ORIGINAL MOVIE TO BE RELEASED ON DVD
MARCH 29, 2011 BY WARNER HOME VIDEO
BURBANK, CA (January 6, 2011) – Join Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts characters as they help their pal Linus break free from his attachment to his security blanket in Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown, the first new Peanuts special in five years. The film, produced by Warner Premiere, is set for release on DVD by Warner Home Video (WHV) March 29, 2011 and will retail for $19.98 SRP.
In this heartwarming new tale, Linus is pushed to his limits when he learns his grandmother is coming to visit and plans to rid him of his most cherished possession, his beloved security blanket. As grandma’s impending arrival looms closer, the Peanuts gang finds ways to try and help Linus lose his dependence on his fuzzy crutch.
Lucy is particularly eager to cure Linus’ emotional attachment and applies her own psychiatric techniques. Charlie Brown on the other hand does his best to help but he just does not have the heart to see Linus suffer. Snoopy constantly agitates matters because he longs to have the blanket himself. In the end, insightful Linus points out that everyone has their own type of “security blanket” and that in life, a little security is a valuable thing.
Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown is comprised of original comic strip ideas created by Charles Schulz. The concept was to stay true to the characters’ emotion and original look of the strip while still producing a new story, with Schulz’s work at the heart of the program.
DVD Special Features Include:
- Happiness is…Finding the Right Voice
- 24 Frames a Second: Drawing and Animating a Peanuts Movie
- Deconstructing Schulz: From Comic Strip to Screenplay
- Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown – Deleted Scene
My Opinion: We love the whole Peanut Gang! My husband and I have been fans our whole life. I love that the creators have produced a NEW movie! This is the first Peanuts special in five years! What I love most about Happiness is a Warm Blanket Charlie Brown is that they are true to the characters. They are the same gang that we know and love. Only this time they are on a new adventure. This actually came at a great time for our family. My daughter has a blanket that she never sleeps without. She turns 5 this week and we have discussed that it is time to let the blanket go. So watching Linus deal with letting go of his security was very moving to her. The other members of the gang each have their theroy for how to help him prepare for grandma’s visit. Grandma’s plan is to come and take is blanket. I think all kids her age have something that they hold dear. This dvd teaches about letting go and friendship.
Disclosure: I received Happiness is a Warm Blanket Charlie Brown for the purpose of this review. No monetary compensation was received. All options are 100% mine.