A Charlie Brown Christmas - Original print vs. revised version

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Final cut available on Vimeo: vimeo.com/308488838
A Charlie Brown Christmas has been hailed as a staple of the Christmas season for decades since it aired in '65, and launched a legacy for Peanuts as a franchise and a generation of animators. Ironically, it was commissioned by The Coca-Cola Company, and if not for this mega-corporation, this anti-commercialization-of-Christmas special would not exist. Their sponsorship tags would be cut from subsequent broadcasts, although the studio also used this to their benefit to correct the clearest and most fixable
animation errors they could notice (while adding a few more in, ironically), the end result having been a disaster in the eyes of Melendez and New York executives in the first place.

The version that has been broadcast and remastered since is the revised version, while the original print would not be screened ever again except during special screenings from an vintage 16mm print. One of these prints was offered to ParamountCartoons, member of the Internet Animation Database forums, who dissected as much as he could from this version, and the print was soon shared as an MKV at the Lost Media Wiki for all to enjoy and dissect, and in this video will be compared in split-screen with the changes made in the final cut.

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(it took quite a while to get the dispute resolved, which explains the lateness)

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14 July 2019

4:41 it makes more sense without the music than with it because music is supposed to interrupt him.

08 July 2019

idk tbh I really like 10:32 just the way it is lmao

The New Jordan Adasse & David Adasse
The New Jordan Adasse & David Adasse
05 July 2019

17:35 Welp, no sleep for me tonight.

Chuck Norris
Chuck Norris
5 star

The customer is always right...except when Chuck Norris owns the business.

Sheila Grieves
Sheila Grieves
04 July 2019


Fried Vegetables
Fried Vegetables
22 June 2019

You know where I can watch all of it now?

Robert Ivey
Robert Ivey
21 June 2019

This is awesome! Thanks for sharing. I hope more original Peanuts specials, or any original cuts of cartoons for that matter, are surfaced and compared.

Joseph Davidson
Joseph Davidson
19 June 2019

Thank you for putting this on. Is there a way to get the original video, or does anyone have the original video online somewhere?

Albert Schweitzer
Albert Schweitzer
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Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly if they even roll a few more upon it.

02 June 2019

Is it me or dose the original print version sounds more clear?

22 May 2019

Excellent video! Really fascinating! With all the 'touch-ups' they did, I'm surprised they didn't eliminate the second Linus that appears with the other kids after Linus #1 says, "That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown", and Charlie Brown picks up his little tree and walks away from him past the others (where we see Linus #2). I'm also disappointed that they didn't let the original audio of the ending of "Hark!" play out over the 'The End' card.

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  • Duration18:32
  • Date02 January 2019
  • ChannelMax Goes Fourth
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