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Charlie Brown/Peanuts Specials - DVDs for the 2011 Special, 'Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown' ***UPDATE: Pricing, Extras***

The newest adventures of the Peanuts are available to bring home in late March

Posted by David Lambert
    Linus is pushed to his limits when he learns grandma is coming to visit and plans on ridding him of his childish security blanket. As grandma's arrival looms closer the Peanuts gang tries to help Linus learn to cope without his fuzzy crutch. Lucy is particular eager to cure Linus' dependency using her own psychiatric techniques, and while Charlie Brown tries to help he just doesn't have the heart to see Linus suffer. All the while Snoopy is constantly agitating matters because he wants the blanket for himself. In the end, insightful Linus points out that everyone has their own type of "security blanket" and in life a little security is a valuable thing.
This spring of 2011 we will get a brand-news Peanuts special (the 45th, we believe), "Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown." Based on the previous works of Charles M. Schulz, the voice cast includes Austin Lux, Amanda Pace, Trenton Rogers, Grace Rolek, Shane Baumel, Blesst Bowden, Ciara Bravo, and Andy Pessoa. New animations for this production are created by the likes of Craig Schulz (son of Charles), and cartoonist Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine).

The show, whose title is based on a previous story "Happiness is a Warm Puppy, Charlie Brown," will come out in book form on March 22nd.

Warner Home Video has today announced that the Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown special, billed as an "original movie" on the package cover (see below), is coming home on DVD this March 29th. Unfortunately no Blu-ray version has been mentioned so far, but if that changes we'll certainly let you know.

UPDATE: Warner has now provided us with pricing on this title, of $19.98 SRP. They've sent out rear package art as well, which you can see at the bottom. It show the following list of bonus material:
  • Deconstructing Schulz: From Comic Strip to Screenplay - How the Peanuts comic strip was made into a movie
  • Happiness Is...Finding the Right Voice - Meet the stellar voice cast
  • 24 Frames a Second: Drawing and Animating a Peanuts Movie
  • Deleted Scene featuring an introduction by Director Andy Beall

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