Tuesday, March 29, 2011

DVD review- Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown

Guess what, Peanuts fans? There's a brand new Peanuts movie, just out today!
The movie is called Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown. Here's a bit about it, from a press release that I received:
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.

This movie is all new, but is comprised of original comic strip ideas from the Peanuts creator, Charles Schulz. Meaning it's new to us, but is definitely true to the spirit of other Charlie Brown movies. I've lost track of how many times my kids have watched this movie since we got it last week- my son in particular is a huge fan.  It's a cute movie and would be a great addition to any Peanuts fan's movie collection. For more information and to see a trailer for this movie, visit this link.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this movie to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.


Grace said...

Thank you so much for the nice comments. It's exciting to be a part of this new Peanuts film. I'm glad your son really loves it.

Tell him that "Lucy" says hello.

Jamal Owens said...

Great post! I love this kind of stuff! It's been forever since I've seen Charley Brown! I'll have to go to the store and see if I can find some of the shows on DVD. Thanks for sharing!

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