December 27, 2011

Happiness Is... Peanuts: Friends Forever DVD Now Available

Happiness is... Peanuts: Friends Forever, the third DVD in Warner Home Video's "Happiness is... Peanuts" series of DVDs, is now available as of December 27, 2011.

Like the previous "Happiness is... Peanuts" DVD releases, the Friends Forever DVD contains one prime-time Peanuts TV special and one episode of the Saturday morning cartoon show, The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show.

The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show episode is Lucy Loves Schroeder, featuring the following short sketches:
  1. "Kite-Eating Tree" - Charlie Brown goes to Lucy's psychiatry booth for advice on fighting the kite-eating tree.
  2. "Sally" - Snoopy pretends to be the World War I Flying Ace and steals important enemy papers - that is, Sally's report for school.
  3. "Camp" - Charlie Brown gets sent home from camp for being a trouble-maker.
  4. "Lucy Loves Schroeder" - Lucy bugs Schroeder at the piano, including taking the piano and putting it in the washer and dryer.
  5. "Scared Snoopy" - Snoopy refuses to pay his psychiatry bill after consulting Lucy about noises he's been hearing at night.
The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show: Lucy Loves Schroeder has never been released on DVD in the United States before.

Unfortunately, the prime-time special is 1967's You're in Love, Charlie Brown, which has already been released by Warner Home Video on DVD... twice.  It already appears on the Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition DVD and the Peanuts 1960's Collection DVDs box set.

So purchasers should be aware that they may well already own one of the two shows on this DVD, and should judge accordingly whether the new DVD is worth purchasing.

The DVD contains no bonus features, has a total running time of 47 minutes, and has a suggested retail price of $14.97.

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