Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown Reviews
Charlie Brown isn't the only one who learns a rough lesson about love in this special. Linus Van pelt falls for his teacher, and buys her a big heart shaped box of chocolates, leading Sally to think that he got it for her. That only leads to bad results for both LInus and Sally. That childhood crush is something that so many children experience. It's one of the things that makes this feature so relateable and in turn, enjoyable almost forty years after its original debut.
The relateability of Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown isn't all that makes it so enjoyable. The animation of this feature is a throwback to an era when animated features were actually animated. They were created by the human hand, rather than via computers. It took time and heart to bring the Peanuts gang to life by hand, and then coordinate the aniamted characters with the then child voice actors. It brings back that sense of nostalgia for audiences of all ages. It reminds us all of our own childhoods; that time when we didn't have anything to worry about.
And now, thanks to the people at Warner Home Video, audiences of all ages can again enjoy this beloved special, along with a pair of other Peanuts originals in It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown and You're in Love, Charlie Brown. Combine those with a little history lesson behind the main feature, and audiences get what is one of the most enjoyable Peanuts features released to dvd/blu-ray yet. It's great for lovers of all ages, and whole families both on Valentines Day and any time of the year.