(Fans Urge) Warner Home Video To Create Milestone in Television Animation DVD Releases
When the Paramount company released for the first time to a new public Charles Schulz’s well-remembered and beloved “Peanuts” animations on DVD media, they were not able to explore the technology options that were available to them. These include music-only tracks (without dialogue) that could spotlight the imaginative work of composer and jazz pianist, Vince Guaraldi, a highly unique and valuable contributor to American culture, who helped shape this legacy for many generations of viewers and listeners here and abroad, and whose true artistic range traversing traditional jazz to rock and electronic styles from the 1960’s through 1970’s is not yet fully appreciated.
We also call attention to the fact that in the past Fantasy/Concord Music Group, who is the holder for Mr. Guaraldi’s “Peanuts” recordings, was unable to secure original master tapes that could make a satisfactory release of Mr. Guaraldi’s early animation music as a CD (even though an abridged release did eventually come about).
We know, that the search for master tapes for the "Peanuts" shows such as "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" is of high interest to everyone, and we are also of the belief that such materials may be located and secured for use in these new DVD's, if a wide initiative is made by Warner Home Video.
We, the undersigned, would like to see Warner Home Video, who has acquired the popular “Peanuts” animations from Paramount, in addition to responsibilities for reintroducing these films to a new audience, create a milestone in television animation DVD releases by embracing music-only tracks that could showcase the unique, listened to yet largely unheralded, contributions by American jazz pianist and composer Vince Guaraldi.
In this spirit we hope to see that Warner Home Video set a new standard, in presenting a unique television franchise such as “Peanuts” along the same DVD multimedia capabilities given to theatrical releases, as a way of acknowledging the equality (and validity) of these 1960’s-1970’s productions. We see television as having had an opportunity in “Peanuts”, not the other way around.
As viewers and listeners who have been given this medium to hear Vince Guaraldi’s imaginative, jazz-influenced music, we hope to see this development in Warner's new releases, as well as first-hand information and biographies for the many performing musicians, artists, and production crew that created a cultural icon.
The (Fans Urge) Warner Home Video To Create Milestone in Television Animation DVD Releases petition to Warner Home Video was written by Mr Stromboli and is in the category Arts & Entertainment at GoPetition.