It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! #PeanutsInsiders #Giveaway @Snoopy #Ad

    We’ve officially entered October, which means that every child in America is busy counting down to Halloween! In addition to the costumes and the candy, the most beloved Halloween tradition in America has to be the annual airing of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! And this year marks the 50th Anniversary of that beloved television special. (I know: Impossible to believe that Linus has been waiting for the Great Pumpkin for 50 years!)     I can still remember spreading a big, fuzzy blanket on the living room floor and laying with my siblings in anticipation of this Halloween special.  It was a tradition in our household to watch it every year on television when it aired!    So we have a special Halloween-themed giveaway this month, featuring all the charm, warmth, and delight of a Great Pumpkin night: First, put the spice in life with adorable Linus and Snoopy salt and pepper shakers from Hallmark. Then add color to your life with an … [Read more...]

Family Movie Night Featuring The Peanuts Movie! #ThePEANUTSSpring @Snoopy Ad

    This past weekend we were very excited to celebrate family movie night by watching The Peanuts Movie on Blu-ray and DVD.  It was the perfect opportunity to explore the themes of setting goals and dreaming big as well as enjoying Charlie Brown and the entire beloved Peanuts gang with both of our boys.  For a limited time, get a Snoopy Flying Ace plush toy with THE PEANUTS MOVIE DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD combo pack, making it the perfect gift for Easter baskets.    In THE PEANUTS MOVIE, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and all your favorite Peanuts gang characters appear in a brand-new feature film from the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of Ice Age.  As we have come to expect from Charlie Brown, he takes off on a heroic quest in his usual optimistic way, while his beagle pal Snoopy braves the skies to look for his arch nemesis, the Red Baron.  We were laughing at their antics the entire time they were embarking on … [Read more...]

It’s An Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown! @Snoopy #EasterBeagle #Giveaway Ad

    Spring is just around the corner, which means we’ll be seeing some beautiful flowers including daffodils, cherry blossoms—and the Easter Beagle! Yes, our favorite chameleon beagle will be happily hopping from yard to yard, beagle-ears flapping, delivering brightly colored Easter eggs from his Easter basket. Here are some fun facts about the history of the Easter Beagle: A Hopping IntroductionSnoopy first appeared as “the Easter Bunny” on April 14, 1968, but Charles Schulz did not give the character the name “the Easter Beagle” until three years later. In that first 1968 strip, Linus was the only one to witness “the Easter Bunny” dancing around the front yard and hiding eggs in the bushes—Lucy was too busy watching television to notice. On Sunday, April 11, 1971, the Easter Beagle made his official comic-strip debut. Again, Linus was the first one to interact with him (although it’s Lucy who gets the Beagle kiss!). As with the Great Pumpkin, Linus is often … [Read more...]

It’s Springtime, Charlie Brown! #ThePEANUTSSpring #Giveaway #Ad

    Ever since I became a Peanuts Ambassador, I have had the pleasure of bringing you all some amazing giveaways as well as giving you access to a lot of the behind-the-scenes information around Peanuts over the years.  Now that it is spring, I am excited to announce that Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment’s THE PEANUTS MOVIEarrived on Digital HD Feb. 12 and its Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™ and DVD is scheduled to debut on March 8, 2016.    Fans of all ages can now join in as Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang appear as you’ve never seen them before in a brand-new feature film.  A whole new generation of viewers will now be able to enjoy Charlie Brown's never-ending optimism as well as Snoopy's sky adventures in search of the Red Baron.  It is just as perfect for family movie night as the Peanuts adventures have been over the years during our own childhoods.    With the Collector’s Edition … [Read more...]

Meet Lee Mendelson, The Man Behind Charlie Brown Special! #CBXmas @Snoopy #Giveaway #Partner

     As the holidays have drawn to a close, we all have treasured memories that we will carry with us forever of stolen moments with sweethearts and time well-spent with family and friends.  Although next year's holidays seem quite far away, we all know how quickly they always creep up on us so many start planning early.  I have many friends who begin to purchase presents well in advance and hide them throughout the house all year long.     Before the holidays ended, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Lee Mendelson, who is the Executive Producer of the legendary Charlie Brown Christmas Special.  I'm sure most of you consider this televised event to be a staple of your family's holiday season.  I, myself can recall sitting around our family's television set as a kid and watching the special together.  Being a Peanuts Brand Ambassador has allowed me to get a unique glimpse behind the special and to interview many of the people who contributed to its … [Read more...]

Learn About Cutting Edge Technology With Ron Smith And Peanuts! #CBXMas @Snoopy #Giveaway #Ad

    I'm very excited that, as a Peanuts Brand Ambassador, I have the pleasure this month of introducing you to Ron Smith of Technicolor.  Ron has worked on the Peanuts specials in three different jobs: first at CBS, which was airing the Peanuts series at the tim, then at Paramount, which was distributing the show at the time.     During our interview, he gave us exclusive insights into the cutting-edge technology of 4k scanning and finishing that’s making our beloved 50-year-old Peanuts classic look as fresh and clean as the day it was created.  That means you’ll see a richer image that’s closer to the original film than any previous digital version of the special.     There are more pixels per inch, so the picture quality is better than ever before on any television screen. Peanuts is a pioneer of this technology, which “future-proofs” A Charlie Brown Christmas and the other Peanuts specials for the day when ultra-high-definition TVs are the standard in every household. And the … [Read more...]

Get To Know David Benoit-Composer And Pianist For Peanuts! #CBXmas @Snoopy #Giveaway #Partner

      Many people who have been fans of the Peanuts specials over the years also loved the music that accompanied these timeless shows.  The man behind many of these melodies is David Benoit, the renowned American jazz pianist, composer and producer.  Nominated for three Grammy Awards, over 25 of his albums since 1980 have made the charts and thrilled jazz audiences all over the world.     As a Peanuts Ambassador, I was given the distinct pleasure of interviewing David Benoit to learn all about how his passion for Peanuts and the Peanuts music began many years ago.  You see, when he was a kid, his family sat around the television during the holidays to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas just as our family has done for decades.     One of the things that I really enjoyed learning about David Benoit is that he loved the fact that the Peanuts specials maintained the true meaning of Christmas.  He feels that, despite the fact that Christmas has become such a commercial holiday, the message … [Read more...]

Meet Sally Dryer, The Voice Behind Lucy In Peanuts! #CBXmas @Snoopy #Giveaway #Partner

*I participated in this campaign as a Peanuts 50 Years on TV Brand Ambassador. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. All opinions are 100% my own.    Over the years, there are few television characters who stand out in my mind as much as my beloved Lucy from the Peanuts specials.  I have always felt like she was a cartoon version of me with her confidence and courage to say all of the things that nobody else was brave enough to do so.  You can imagine how excited I was to have the opportunity to interview the woman behind the voice of Lucy and Violet, Sally Dryer.     Sally Dryer was born in San Mateo, California in 1957.  Not only was she a child actress but she is also well known for the voice-overs that she did during the 1960s.  Dryer provided the voices for several Peanuts characters on television and in film but was most notably recognized from being the voice of Lucy in the four Peanuts specials including  You're in Love, Charlie Brown, He's Your … [Read more...]