Rudolph’s Shiny New Year

Distributed by: Rankin/Bass Reviewed by Melissa Minners             In 1975, Rankin/Bass came up with a sequel to the stop motion animated television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.  It was called Rudolph’s Shiny New Year.  Watching this hour special just before New Year’s Eve soon became a family tradition in our house.              Rudolph’s Shiny NewContinue reading “Rudolph’s Shiny New Year”

Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!

Produced By: Warner Home Video Reviewed by Melissa Minners             Being a tremendous Peanuts fan, it was with much surprise that I had to admit having never seen the animated television special Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!   Based on a comic strip series that I read when I was much younger, the special firstContinue reading “Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!”

The Mouse on the Mayflower

Distributed By: DreamWorks Classics  Reviewed by Melissa Minners             It always amazes me when I find a holiday cartoon special that I don’t remember seeing as a kid, especially one that is by a production company whose holiday specials I loved as a child.  Rankin/Bass Productions was one of those companies you could count onContinue reading “The Mouse on the Mayflower”

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

Distributed By: Warner Home Video Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                 I’m a huge fan of Peanuts and have been since I was a little kid.  I’ve watched every animated feature, the animated television series, read the comic strips and compilation books, but I can’t seem to get enough of the animated holiday specials.  One ofContinue reading “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!”

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