FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WARNER HOME VIDEO
INTRODUCES A NEW THEMED DVD COLLECTION
FEATURING CLASSIC PEANUTS TV PROGRAMS
WITH THE RELEASE OF
Happiness Is... Peanuts: Snoopy's Adventures
AVAILABLE JUNE 14, 2011
Release Includes the Emmy® Nominated
Snoopy's Getting Married, Charlie Brown which is new to DVD
BURBANK, CA (March 28, 2011) – Warner Home Video (WHV) is set to release more endearing escapades of the beloved Beagle, Snoopy with Happiness Is... Peanuts: Snoopy's Adventures, available in stores June 14, 2011. This release kicks off a new DVD collection from WHV that features themed compilations of favorite Peanuts television programs. Happiness Is... Peanuts: Snoopy's Adventures pairs TV special Snoopy's Getting Married, Charlie Brown with an episode from The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show on one disc. The DVD will retail for $14.97 SRP.
Is Snoopy really planning on tying the knot? In the Emmy® Award nominated Snoopy's Getting Married, Charlie Brown, everyone in the Peanuts gang pitches in, in an effort to make preparations for Snoopy's big wedding day.
While acting as Peppermint Patty's watchdog one night, Snoopy meets the girl of his dreams, Genevieve, a beautiful Poodle. Genevieve and Snoopy begin courting and soon after, he proposes. Snoopy asks his brother Spike to be his "best Beagle," prompting Spike to embark on a long and arduous journey from Needles, California to participate in the event. Charlie Brown takes Snoopy to a tuxedo shop where he is fitted for proper wedding attire, which includes a cane and swanky top hat. The excitement builds as the big day draws near but Snoopy gets increasingly nervous about leaving his bachelorhood behind. Will wedding bells ring for Snoopy?
Happiness Is... Peanuts: Snoopy's Adventures also includes an episode from The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show, the Daytime Emmy® Award nominated program featuring animated skits based on Peanuts comic strips created by Charles M. Schulz. The episode is comprised of the following three segments:
* Snoopy's Foot – Snoopy tries to play baseball with his foot in a cast.
* Giant – Snoopy and Woodstock grow a beanstalk and meet up with a giant.
* Rerun – Lucy and Linus' little brother Rerun, meets a little girl in the supermarket.
"We thought consumers would enjoy having the chance to sample an episode from The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show, which hasn't been seen on TV in a while or released on DVD before and so we paired it with a classic Peanuts special for a really fun title that centers on Snoopy as a character," said Jeff Brown, WHV Executive Vice President and GM of Non-Theatrical Franchise. He added, "Everyone has their favorite Peanuts character and our goal with these new themed releases is to be able to showcase as many beloved characters as we can, starting with Snoopy in Snoopy's Adventures."
About PEANUTS WORLDWIDE
The PEANUTS characters and related intellectual property are owned by Peanuts Worldwide LLC, a joint venture owned 80% by Iconix Brand Group, Inc. and 20% by members of the Charles M. Schulz family. Iconix Brand Group, Inc. owns, licenses and markets a growing portfolio of consumer brands including CANDIE'S (R), BONGO (R), BADGLEY MISCHKA (R), JOE BOXER (R), RAMPAGE (R), MUDD (R), LONDON FOG (R), MOSSIMO (R), OCEAN PACIFIC(R), DANSKIN (R), ROCA WEAR(R), CANNON (R), ROYAL VELVET (R), FIELDCREST (R), CHARISMA (R), STARTER (R) and WAVERLY (R). In addition, Iconix owns an interest in the ARTFUL DODGER (R), ED HARDY (R), ECKO (R), MARC ECKO (R), ZOO YORK (R), MATERIAL GIRL(TM), and PEANUTS brands. The Company licenses its brands to a network of leading retailers and manufacturers that touch every major segment of retail distribution from the luxury market to the mass market in both the U.S. and worldwide. Through its in-house business development, merchandising, advertising and public relations departments Iconix manages its brands to drive greater consumer awareness and equity.
About Warner Home Video:
With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc., commands the largest home entertainment 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 Video and New Line Cinema.
About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment/videogames, direct-to-DVD production, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through and VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online channels, and is also a significant worldwide publisher for both internal and third party videogame titles.
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News Editor June 3, 2011, 11:59 am