This morning, Paramount Home Video unveiled plans to release the delightful all-new retelling of the beloved fairy tale, It’s The Pied Piper, Charlie Brown on September 12. Starring the all-star Peanuts cast, including Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Sally, Schroeder and Lucy, the DVD will also feature an 11-minute retrospective featurette with creator Charles M. Schulz.
Starring Snoopy, the infamous and extroverted black and white beagle, in the title role, “It’s The Pied Piper, Charlie Brown” finds Charlie Brown recounting the tale of “The Pied Piper” to his younger sister Sally. Similar to the incidents in Hamelin, when mice overrun their own town, Charlie Brown approaches the mayor’s office with a solution — Snoopy as the Pied Piper. Promised a year’s supply of dog food for his services, the illustrious musician takes out his concertina and plays as the mice magically dance and follow Snoopy out of town. Soon after, the Mayor goes back on his promise and Snoopy proceeds to play his concertina once again, magically compelling the mayor and his council to dance out of town to the tune of Snoopy the Pied Piper. Intrigued by Charlie’s tale, Sally still doubts the Pied Piper’s powers until she looks outside to see Lucy and the others dancing uncontrollably to the magic of Snoopy’s song.
The DVD will feature the film in its original fullframe presentation with a Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track. The original mono audio track and Spanish subtitles will also be supplied on the disc.