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...]

Celebrating 50 Years Of A Charlie Brown Christmas! #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.     One of my fondest memories from my childhood is sitting around the television set every Christmas season to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas.  It was something that my siblings and I looked forward to every year as we embraced the holiday spirit and cherished our time together as a family.  Now that we all have our own children, we are trying to pass down this family tradition to our kids so they can also have the fond memories that we do of these times.     Peanuts Worldwide is kicking off a year-long celebration of 50 years of A Charlie Brown Christmas! December 2014 marks the 50th time the beloved special will air on television.  As a Peanuts Ambassador, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Jill Schulz, 56, the youngest of Charles M. Schulz’s five children, with bloggers around the … [Read more...]