Four-Disc Collection Includes Nine Television Specials Packaged in a
Limited Edition Collectible Snoopy Doghouse Giftset
that Features Brand-New Bonus Content Plus Collectible Memorabilia
Including an Exclusive Snoopy Figurine and Charlie Brown Holiday Book!

 Good grief! The legendary Peanuts comic strip turns 70 and to celebrate the occasion, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release a gorgeous, collectible Blu-ray™ giftset comprised of three iconic animated holiday specials packaged in a limited edition Snoopy doghouse giftset! Titled Peanuts 70th Anniversary Holiday Collection Limited Edition, this collection will be released on October 1, 2019 and will include It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Thanksgivingand A Charlie Brown Christmas, as well as six additional Peanuts specials that are re-mastered/restored, plus brand-new special features. All nine specials will be released on Blu-ray™ with a digital copy. This must-own box set comes with two additional, keepsake collectibles, including an exclusive Snoopy figurine and a Charlie Brown holiday book. This is a numbered, limited edition set with only 25,000 total sets available. It’s the perfect idea for seasonal gift-giving! Peanuts 70th Anniversary Holiday Collection Limited Edition will retail for $99.99 SRP ($141.00 in Canada).

Celebrate the holidays with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Sally, Lucy, Linus, Peppermint Patty and the rest of your favorite Peanutscharacters with this must-own, all-new collectors’ set. For 70 years, Peanuts have entertained fans with their heartwarming adventures. The first Peanuts holiday special, A Charlie Brown Christmas, which was produced by Lee Mendelson, directed by Bill Melendez and featured a catchy jazzy score by pianist Vince Guaraldi, won an Emmy® Award and served as the springboard for dozens of enormously successful television specials, which followed in subsequent years.

Created by Charles M. Schulz, one of the most influential cartoonists of all time, Peanuts, which focused on the lives of a group of young children, premiered in seven newspapers in 1950 and went on to become one of the most popular and longest running comic strips. At the peak of its popularity, Peanuts was published in over 75 countries and was translated into 21 languages.   Peanuts became one of the most powerful brands in entertainment, after taking a leap from the pages of newspapers onto television, film, books, music, merchandise, theme parks and much more.

“Peanuts is an enduring classic. After 70 years, it continues to be a favorite with fans of all ages due to its timeless messages and appeal,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation Marketing. She added, “Peanuts characters are recognized globally. They have influenced pop culture and continue to captivate the hearts of viewers of all ages. To commemorate Peanuts’milestone, 70th anniversary, we created this unique collector’s item, which pays tribute to the beloved cartoon with three of its most widely- recognized television specials which are available fully remastered and restored on Blu-ray™, in this new, beautiful limited edition set.”

Peanuts 70th Anniversary Holiday Collection Limited Edition features the acclaimed, legendary holiday-inspired It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and A Charlie Brown Christmas. The festivities continue with six additional, delightful seasonal specials including It’s Magic, Charlie Brown, Charlie Brown’s All-Stars, The Mayflower Voyagers, Play it Again, Charlie Brown, It’s Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown and It’s Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown. This year, the holidays will be merry and bright with the Peanuts gang joining in the celebration!

Peanuts 70th Anniversary Holiday Collection Limited Edition Featured Specials:

* It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown – This Emmy® Award-nominated special, finds the Peanuts gang outfitted in costumes, ready for trick or treating and crashing Violet’s Halloween party. Charlie Brown is in a ghost costume (with more eyeholes cut out than needed), Lucy dressed as a witch and Snoopy in a World War I flying ace costume. Linus decides to steadfastly hold vigil in the pumpkin patch as he awaits the Great Pumpkin. 

* It’s Magic, Charlie Brown – This special finds Snoopy putting on a show after he checks out a book on magic tricks from the library. With Marcie and Sally as his assistants, he performs many tricks (some that work and some that don’t) before an audience. The grand finale features the biggest trick of all, making Charlie Brown disappear.  To everyone’s amazement, Snoopy makes him invisible but doesn’t know how to bring Charlie Brown back. Will Snoopy find a way to reverse the trick?

* Charlie Brown’s All-Stars – Nominated for two Prime Time Emmys®, in this delightful special, Charlie Brown is faced with a difficult moral dilemma; should he accept brand new uniforms and give the rest of the gang a chance to be part of an official little league baseball team even if it means that due to policy, Snoopy, Lucy, Patty, Violet and Frieda must be kicked off?

* A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving – In this Emmy® Award-winning special, Peppermint Patty invites herself to Charlie Brown’s house for Thanksgiving dinner. Marcie and Franklin are soon added as dinner guests. Charlie Brown admits that his culinary skills are limited to “cold cereal and maybe toast.”  Snoopy and Woodstock transform the ping-pong table in the backyard into a dinner table.   As the guests arrive, they are each served two slices of buttered toast, some pretzel sticks, popcorn and jelly beans. Peppermint Patty is outraged at the meal and berates Charlie Brown until embarrassed and dejected, he leaves the table and goes back into the house.

* The Mayflower Voyagers – In this special from the This is America, Charlie Brown series, the Peanuts kids become pilgrims sailing to the New World aboard the Mayflower and endure the first hard winter on Plymouth Plantation.

* Play It Again, Charlie Brown – Nominated for an Emmy Award ®, this special focuses on Lucy’s undying and unreciprocated love for the piano playing child prodigy, Schroeder. In an effort to win Schroeder’s affection, Lucy, under Peppermint Patty’s advice, invites him to perform in a concert at an upcoming PTA meeting.  Schroeder accepts and immediately begins rehearsing.  Lucy, delighted with Schroeder’s acceptance, thanks Peppermint Patty.  Peppermint Patty however, mentions she forgot to tell Lucy that only rock music will be featured in the program and that Schroeder won’t be able to play Beethoven.  Lucy is left in anguish, knowing Schroeder will refuse to perform anything other than classical music and tries to find a way to break the news without his dropping out of the program.

* A Charlie Brown Christmas – In this Emmy® and Peabody Award winning classic, Charlie Brown is upset by how commercial the Christmas holiday has become. To coax him out of his holiday blues, Lucy suggests he direct the school’s Christmas pageant and decorate a glorious tree.  Charlie Brown concedes. The tree he finds however, is puny, prompting everyone to ridicule him.   

* It’s Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown – This is the second Christmas-themed Peanuts special since A Charlie Brown Christmas.  Holiday preparations include Charlie Brown selling wreaths door-to-door to make extra money, Peppermint Patty sweating out an important book report and the entire crew appearing in a Christmas pageant.

* It’s Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown – Originally broadcast in 1984, this special is comprised of several clever parodies inspired by popular early ‘80s dance trends ranging from disco to break dancing as well as a series of top 40 hit songs from the era.  It’sFlashbeagle, Charlie Brown earned an Emmy® Award nomination for Outstanding Animated Program.

Brand-new Bonus Content*:

·         It’s Not the Holidays without Charlie Brown, Charlie Brown! (Featurette)

·         Brand New Audio Commentary for It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and It’s a Charlie Brown Christmas.

*Bonus content may not be in high definition. Audio and subtitles may vary.


On October 1, 2019, Peanuts 70th Anniversary Holiday Collection will be available to own in high definition and standard definition from select digital retailers including Amazon, FandangoNOW, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. On August 3, 2019, Peanuts 70th Anniversary Holiday Collection will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

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About Peanuts:

Charles M. Schulz first introduced the world to the Peanuts characters in 1950, when the Peanuts comic strip debuted in seven newspapers. Since then, Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang have made an indelible mark on popular culture.Peanuts animated specials and series air on major networks and streaming services, including ABC, Cartoon Network and Boomerang in the U.S., Family Channel in Canada, and the WildBrain network on YouTube worldwide. Fans also enjoy Peanuts through thousands of consumer products around the world, amusement parks attractions, cultural events, social media, and a daily comic strip available in all formats from traditional to digital. In 2018, Peanuts partnered with NASA on a multi-year Space Act Agreement designed to inspire a passion for space exploration and STEM among the next generation of students. The Peanuts characters and related intellectual property are 41% owned by DHX Media (TSX: DHX, NASDAQ: DHXM), 39% owned by Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., and 20% owned by family of Charles M. Schulz.

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San Diego Kids Weekend Events: Aug. 16-18

Summer may be winding down but this weekend is full steam ahead with fabulous events your family will love. From HarborFest, TwainFest and Fairytales in the Park to Thomas the Train Family Day and a Polynesian Family party, read on for where to enjoy every last minute.

photo: Chula Vista HarborFest


Toddler Time: Make Friends

The New Children’s Museum hosts facilitated toddler programming every Friday morning beginning at 10 a.m. Their toddler program values the whole child and supports healthy bodies and minds, with music, movement and social play for young children. Toddler time is free with admission. Fri. Event details.

Rancho Peñasquitos

Polynesian Family Getaway

Escape the hustle bustle of the city for a relaxed island vibe at this fun event. Enjoy a Polynesian inspired meal, free live entertainment and an evening filled with rich heritage. Adult plates: $5; Kids plates: $3, Drinks: $1. Cash only. Fri. Event details.

La Jolla

Full Moon Pier Walk

A warm night lit by a full moon is the perfect time to explore one of La Jolla’s most prominent landmarks. The Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier, normally closed to the public, is used by scientists, students and aquarium staff for a variety of research projects. During this program you will discover the 100-year history of pier-based data collection at Scripps while walking along the Scripps Pier on an exclusive moonlit tour. Collect plankton, learn about bioluminescent organisms and explore current research while engaging in hands-on activities. For kids ages 9 and older. Fri. Event details.

Balboa Park

Fairytales in the Park

Join the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet for the 11th Annual Fairy Tales in the Park!  This family-friendly dance performance merges the timeless beauty of ballet with four classic stories: Cinderella, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Puss in Boots and sdcyb’s 2020 spring ballet The Firebird––all coming to life at the historic Casa del Prado Theater in Balboa Park. Directed by sdcyb’s Artistic Director Danika Pramik-Holdaway and featuring a professional storyteller leading an interactive experience that includes an enchanted forest in the lobby of the theater and sdcyb’s award-winning, sustainability-themed Fairy Tale Village directly outside the performance, it is perfect for families of all ages! Performances are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Junior Science Club

Students in grades 1–4 are invited to gather at the Fleet Science Center on the third Saturday of each month to investigate exciting science topics. Sessions will be filled with new challenges, hands-on activities and interaction with local scientists. Throughout the year, kids will explore an array of fields including biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, physics, robotics and much more. To register, contact Client Services at 619-238-1233 x806 or sign up online. Sat. Event details.

Thomas Family Day

Stop in the San Diego Model Railroad Museum on Saturday for a day full of games, crafts, and fun! They will also have music to sing and dance along to by local musicians and music teachers Shirean Williams and Louis Redford. So go celebrate all things trains and dress up like your favorite Thomas character––whether it’s a costume, shirt, or pajamas. This event is included with regular price of admission. Sat. Event details.

Liberty Station

Family Movie Night: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Enjoy a fun filled evening at Arts District Liberty Station’s Family Movie Night! Family activities begin at 6 p.m. followed by the movie screening of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World at 8 p.m. Grab a picnic, blanket, or low back chair and enjoy an evening of fun with family. Event is free and located on the grassy North Promenade between Stone Brewing and the Greetings Tour mural. Sat. Event details.

Old Town


TwainFest is a free family festival, perfect for all ages, celebrating the literature and culture of 19th Century America. Hear terrific music, listen to stories of real Californians as well as pieces by Mark Twain, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Paul Laurence Dunbar and others, read aloud by San Diego actors. Delight in puppets, vote in the election of 1872, play croquet with the Red Queen and play games to win prizes and free books. Lots of fun for everyone. Old Town State Historic Park is ADA accessible and is located across the street from the Old Town Trolley Station. Sat. Event details.

Chula Vista

Chula Vista HarborFest

Chula Vista is gearing up to bring you the summer celebration of a lifetime! Grab your friends, family, or furry companion to explore HarborFest’s most exciting features: three stages of music to dance the day away, water activities for the aqua lovers, pet parade to showcase the cutest lineup of furry models, green initiatives to save our planet, exotic automobile displays, Lucha Libre Wrestling to get rowdy, a food truck alley to quench your hunger, and a vibrant art exhibition with breathtaking ocean views as a backdrop. HarborFest was made for families. The Discovery Zone will keep the young (and young at heart) entertained all day with tons of interactive activities, arts and crafts, and even free kayaking and paddle board lessons. The Discovery Zone also provides an opportunity to learn about the seaside ecosystem with educational exhibits and live animals from The Living Coast Discovery Center. Sat. Event details.

Valley Center

Summer Food Truck Festival & Movie

Some of San Diego’s favorite food trucks will be on hand serving a variety of mobile cuisine. Participating in this year’s festival are many crowd favorites: Epic Eatz, Super Q, Mangia Mangia, Two for the Road, Mariposa Ice Cream, Lil’ Miss Shortcakes and more. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Enjoy live music from 4:30-7:30 p.m. by Calico Ridge, an inflatable slide, bounce house, pony rides, petting corral and face painting. This event is hosted in conjunction with Bates Nut Farm’s Camping Under the Stars and Movie in the Park showing. Experience a whole day of fun! Stay after dinner for a showing of Mary Poppins Returns, and spend the rest of the evening camping on the farm with family & friends (reservations required). Sat. Event details.

Del Mar

Family Weekends at Del Mar Racetrack

Race to the Del Mar Racetrack for Family Days this weekend. The spacious Infield will be lined with several free attractions for your family to enjoy including pony rides, a game zone, face painters, a giant obstacle course and more. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

––Beth Shea


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