Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Another in the series of Peanuts specials, He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown, tells the tale of a beagle who has become to much of a pain to be tolerated in the Peanuts neighborhood. Charlie Brown decides to send him back to Daisy Hill Puppy Farm for a refresher course in discipline.
Snoopy never makes it past Peppermint Patty's house where he revels in being waited on hand and foot. When Charlie Brown tries to bring him back, Snoopy refuses, but Peppermint Patty is sick of his attitude and puts him to work. Snoopy is about to learn that the grass isn;t always greener on the other side.
This, along with the other cartoon, Life Is A Circus, Charlie Brown are adequate Peanuts cartoons, but that isn't the reason you must own this disc.
The real reason is a little documentary included on the disc entitled; Snoopy's Home Ice: The Story of the Redwood Empire Ice Arena. This is a place that Charles Schultz considered his home away from home. He and his wife, Jean, built this for them all to skate in and it has become an institution in Santa Rosa every since. Generations of skaters have taken their fair share of spills in this wonderful ice arena and the documentary is full of never before seen snippets of Charles Schultz' life and how he has affected so many others lives outside the realm of his cartton strip. I think this is the reason for the purchase of this disc.
Sure, the cartoons are alright, but it's fascinating to see another facet of the man who brought so many people so much joy through the years in a completely different environment.

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