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Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (Remastered Deluxe Edition)

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Animation and Kids & Family movie directed by Phil Roman

"Peanuts" creator Charles Schulz retired from the cartoonist's life early in 2000, and indeed left a few loose strings hanging among his chronically dissatisfied characters. He never did, for instance, cut Charlie Brown much slack in the … see full wiki

Director: Phil Roman
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"She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not"

  • Feb 17, 2008
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This Peanuts DVD includes three love-related specials. The title feature, "Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown" is the first of the three cartoons on the disc. This special aired on television in 1975 and was nominated for an Emmy. Mostly based around Schultz's original strips, the main story follows Charlie Brown as he survives Valentine's Day. The cartoon begins with Snoopy dancing around as cupid and trying to hit Charlie Brown and missing every single time. Charlie Brown faithfully checks his mailbox hoping to get a Valentine and brings a briefcase to school to carry home all the cards he plans to receive. Meanwhile, Linus has a crush on his teacher and buys her an expensive box of chocolates as a gift that Sally believes is for her.

The second special on the disc is "You're in Love, Charlie Brown". The school year is quickly approaching the end of the year and Charlie Brown finds himself head over heals in love with the cute little red-haired girl in his class. He fights to overcome his shyness to speak with the girl before the school year ends because after that, he won't be able to see her until the fall.

The third and final special on the DVD is "It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown". This time it's October and the school is gearing up for the big homecoming game and dance. During the homecoming parade, Charlie Brown is informed by Linus that he's going to be the queen's escort at the dance and he will have to kiss her on the cheek. The Queen is none other than the little red-haired girl and Charlie Brown finds himself more nervous than he's ever been before. Of course, before the homecoming dance there's the big homecoming football game.

In addition to a few trailers, BE MY VALENTINE, CHARLIE BROWN also includes a featurette documentary, "Unlucky in Love: An Unrequited Love Story." I really enjoyed this documentary. It includes interviews with Jean Schulz, Charles' widow; his son Craig; Stephan Pastis the creator of "Pearls Before Swine", and several others. They talk about the reoccurring theme of unrequited love that appears in "Peanuts", who the real little red-haired girl was, and why "Peanuts" remains relevant.

BE MY VALENTINE, CHARLIE BROWN is a must-own DVD for any "Peanuts" fan.

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