Post by paramountcartoons on Aug 1, 2019 14:15:40 GMT
I believe there is slightly less music then when CBS or Nick reran the special or when it was on home video, I could be wrong.
This also has commercials for the sponsors as well as closing tags before the end credits (The sponsors are, of course, Dolly Madison and Coca-Cola). This however is missing the missing the opening credits and opening tag.
This contains the cult classic "Country Sunshine" Coca-Cola Commercial.
It's not on a video sharing, torrent, etc. site. In fact, it's on the website of Chicago, Illinois's Museum of Broadcast Communications (just uploaded this morning!):
Click on the thumbnail with Peppermint Patty and Charlie Brown on this page:
Post by paramountcartoons on Aug 31, 2019 14:36:32 GMT
Well, I found the original print of Charlie Brown Xmas from an unnamed source, but didn't want to share much publicly. There were TWO print with similar quality, one was a early gen print with leader countdown, and a dupe print (with slightly better color) which is what you see here on this wiki. And the CBS logos on the LMW are recreated, based on what a collector saw in a cottage. There's also a missing bit according to Lee Mendelson I found on one of the Coke sites that has a bumper with Charles Schulz thanking Coca-Cola for sponsoring the program.
Our only hope is that the Museum's archive will upload the original version in December, right after the despecialzed Thanksgiving special comes in Novemeber.
It’s great that we’ve found the original print of A Charlie Brown Christmas now, I believe we should focus on getting all the Peanuts sponsor plugs in the same good quality as the print as many of them are lost and undocumented.
I was also able to find out that a couple cels still exist of the sponsor plugs: Linus crashing into the coke sign with blurred lettering and the gang running away from Snoopy dancing on the pumpkin (strangely replaced with the owl for some reason)
I cannot locate them anymore but I believe they were sold on animationartgallery.com