DVD Review “Happiness is Peanuts: Snow Days”

Created by: Charles M. Schulz
Starring: Bill Melendez, Jeremy Schoenberg, Brad Kesten, Angela Lee, Victoria Vargas, Jeremy Miller, Brett Johnson, Heather Stoneman, Gini Holtzman
MPAA Rated: Unrated
Studio: Warner Home Video
Run Time: 47 minutes

Our Score: 3 out of 5 stars

The “Happiness is Peanuts” series of DVDs each contain specials along with “The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show” episodes.  “Snow Days” is the second in the series after “Snoopy’s Adventures” and will be followed by “Friends Forever”, which will be released December 27, 2011.  This DVD was cute but didn’t totally get me in the the season mood.  The idea of the disc is that is plays as holiday specials but really it is barely themed as so.  Overall though I would say that they are worth a watch to revisit the old “The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show” feel but not real re-watchable.

“She’s a Good Skate, Charlie Brown” follows Peppermint Patty as she pursue her ice-skating dream. This is the primary episode of the disc.  It is cute but I could see it working a lot better as a short.  I did in fact enjoy the three short stories the 1985 “The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show” series.  “The Play,” follows Charlie Brown as he reminisces about “the most interesting Christmas ever” for a school assignment. It was cute and really the only thing Christmas related on this disc.  The next short, I was literally laughing so hard I cried called “Sweet Babboo”.  It focuses on Valentine’s Day and the group worries about getting card.  Very funny!!! The last short is called “Snoopy’s Story” which features Peppermint Patty (again) as his writes an very ‘tall tale’ essay about Snoopy.  It is also cute.  Honestly I might go as far as to say that this set is worth it just for the “Sweet Babboo” short.

Synopsis: Everyone’s favorite Peanuts gang is at it again in Happiness is Peanuts: Snow Days. Follow Snoopy and gang in an episode from The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show and the newly remastered classic She?s a Good Skate, Charlie Brown TV special all on one DVD!

Available on DVD 10/18 at http://bit.ly/mW6xTY
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