MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Distributed by: Warner Home Video
Release Date: May 1, 2012
Running Time: 48 minutes
Our Score: 2.5 out of 5 stars
I love Peanuts as much as the next person but this DVD release is aimed at sports, which is not my favorite subject. This is also the 4th DVD in the “Happiness Is…Peanuts” series, though unfortunately not the best one. Still watchable if you are a fan of Peanuts and definitely recommended if you like sports and Peanuts.
The DVD only runs a short 48 minutes. The special included is this DVD is called “Lucy Must Be Traded, Charlie Brown”. It is cute but when it comes down to it, I am not a sports fan even for cartoons. Besides the special there is also a show section of “The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show” called “Snoopy’s Brother Spike”. Whenever I think about Peanuts, I always think about their holiday episodes, which are always my favorites. I am not sure what the next Peanuts special Warner Home Video will be releasing but I still will look forward to it.
Synopsis: Batter up with Peanuts and celebrate their greatest sports moments in this all-new collection. For Charlie Brown, a new baseball season equals new hopes of winning. Unfortunately, one player just isn’t measuring up, which makes the team decide that Lucy Must Be Traded, Charlie Brown. Then suit up for a triple-header of laughs with The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show. In The Pelicans, Charlie Brown gets stuck with mascot duties while Peppermint Patty is on the road to victory with her baseball team. Great Pumpkin finds the Peanuts gang visiting the bowling alley in hopes of teaching Charlie Brown a new sport with hilarious results, and it’s game on as the neighborhood cat meets his match when Snoopy’s older brother Spike trots into town. It’s time to catch the winning spirit and share these tales with your teammates, since happiness is what Team Snoopy is all about!