It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Blu-ray is worth the investment and not only because it comes with a DVD version of the same classic cartoon. It also the rarely seenand very entertaining It's Magic Charlie Brown. It's the Great Pumpkin originally aired in 1966.The Blu-ray version features a print that is almost totally restored to pristine condition, the only exception being the episode closer with Linus and Charlie Brown on the brick wall. This is a family classic that has survived the last 45 years.
This Charlie Brown cartoon is second only to A Charlie Brown Christmas. Linus believes the great pumpkin will rise out of the pumpkin patch and bring toys to all the believers. However, if you even slightly doubt the Great Pumpkin, it will not show up. This is obviously a metaphor for faith: Linus believes in spite of all the doubters.
There is a secondary story involving Snoopy and his Sopwith Camel and the kids trick or treating.
In It's Magic Charlie Brown (1981) Snoopy's magic tricks go wrong and Charlie Brown becomes invisible. It not restored but the print used here is almost pristine. This is a very original and entertaining cartoon.
The special feature on this Charlie Brown Blu-ray DVD Combo is We Need A Blockbuster, Charlie Brown. It is the story behind It's the Great Pumpkin.
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