(May 19, 2008 – Burbank, CA) – Could 2008 be the year when the Great Pumpkin arrives? Warner Home Video (WHV) will let you stay up all night with long time believer Linus to keep watch on All Hallow’s Eve with the re-mastered release of “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition” on DVD in an all new collectible packing on September 2, 2008 for $19.98 SRP. The classic "Peanuts Halloween" TV Special originally aired in 1966 and has remained an all time favorite, ranking #1 in its rebroadcast in 2007 amongst women 18-49. Order due date is July 29, 2008. Peanuts has been one of the most beloved comic strips in the world since its birth in 1950 by creator Charles M. Schulz. Charlie Brown, Linus, Snoopy, Lucy and Sally captured the hearts of America on paper and were later starring in their very own TV specials. “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition” has the gang in the spooky spirit, dressing up to go trick or treating and to crash Violet’s spooktacular Halloween party. While the crew goes out to collect their candy - Charlie Brown in a ghost costume (with more eyeholes cut out then needed), Lucy dressed as a witch and Snoopy in a World War I fighting ace costume, Linus decides to hold vigil in the pumpkin patch as he awaits the Great Pumpkin. Sally was excited for Halloween, but is convinced by Linus to stay put with him for the evening and keep a look out. Will the great pumpkin arrive or will this be another spoiled Halloween for Linus and the pals? This beloved tale even has a new jack-o-lantern glow in this remastered deluxe edition with improved picture and audio. DVD special features include: • “We Need a Blockbuster, Charlie Brown” – Documentary featurette focusing on the myth and tradition of the Halloween staple Television program, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Revealed along the way through original interviews with the Schulz family and producers are the pressures and challenges of following up an underdog hit with a bigger and better TV special. “Warner Home Video couldn’t be more pleased to release one of the all-time favorite Peanuts' stories 'It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition' in a remastered and up to date version,” said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President, of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing. “Your entire family is sure to have a Happy Halloween when the DVD is released!” With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
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