DVD Release: Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don’t Come Back!!)
By John Corrado
Paramount is releasing the 1980 animated feature Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don’t Come Back!!) for the first time on DVD today, for fans to revisit before The Peanuts Movie opens in a few weeks. The film follows Charlie Brown, Linus, Peppermint Patty and Marcie as they travel to Europe as exchange students, getting into plenty of misadventures along the way, with Snoopy and Woodstock in tow to enjoy the pampered lifestyle.
The fourth theatrically released film to feature Charles Schulz’s beloved characters, Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don’t Come Back!!) is a frequently entertaining comic travelogue, that still holds up from when I first saw it as a child. It’s especially worth seeing for the wonderful interludes involving Snoopy and Woodstock, who are in mischievous and adorable top form.
The DVD also includes a new featurette on the production.
Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don’t Come Back!!) is 76 minutes and rated G.