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A children's Halloween classic

  • Oct 22, 2010
This DVD contains the classic Peanuts Halloween special, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. With an endearing story and a great musical score by Vince Guaraldi, it's a special that can enjoyed by anyone young or old.

There is also a second Peanuts special included on this disc ("You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown"). In this special, Linus ends up running for student council president. Can Linus win the election, or could his belief in the Great Pumpkin ruin his chances?

I have enjoyed both of these Peanuts specials for many years, and it was nice to have them on one DVD. However, I was disappointed by the fact that there were no special features included on this disc. Even though there may not be any special features, I still appreciate the fact that I own this release and have the ability to watch this holiday special every Halloween.

I wrote this review after watching a copy of this DVD that my husband and I purchased.

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October 30, 2010
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Charlie Brown gets rocks in his trick-or-treat bag, Linus awaits a visitation from the Great Pumpkin in his terribly sincere pumpkin patch (while the adoring little Sally sits tight with him), Snoopy falls asleep, Lucy harasses Schroeder, and Pig-Pen kicks up a dust storm even beneath his costume in this classic television broadcast. Funny stuff, but also graced with Charles Schultz's more poignant and gently satiric themes from the 1960s on the influence of faith, failure, and hope in our lives.--Tom Keogh
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Genre: Children
Studio: CBS Television
DVD Release Date: September 12, 2000

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