1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
"Flashbeagle" is a true classic!!, Mar 30, 2023
You've GOT to own this video, just to have the "Flashbeagle" episode, if nothing else. "He's your Dog..." is a good flick, but without a doubt, "Flashbeagle" will make you forget about it, because it ROCKS---literally! All the song's from "Pepperment Patty's PE Program" to "Lucy Says" and of course the title song give this Peanuts episode all the makings of the 80's MTV/music video craze (which was the big thing when this episode first aired). I'm 26 now, and I remember it when it was first out--and when I see it, it just takes me back--it's awesome! It's a delight for all ages! I highly recommend it.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Mixed bag, Jun 10, 2023
On one hand, "He's Your Dog Charlie Brown" is interesting and somewhat amusing as the tale of Snoopy behaving badly and having to stay with Peppermint Patty. This tale somewhat foreshadows the film "Snoopy Come Home." On the other hand I guess you have to really be a kid to enjoy "Flash beagle." I was in my twenties when I saw it and thought it was WAY too corny. Must be my age.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Worth seeing for Flashbeagle, Feb 10, 2023
The first special on this VHS, HE'S YOUR DOG, basically, in a word, sucks. The plot revolves around Snoopy needing to go to obedience school due to his bratty behavior. The story and dialogue are poorly written, and the animation is poor. Snoopy is such an unsympathetic character that the viewer doesn't care what hapens to him. The only redeeming things about this are some of the backgraound art and Vince Guaraldi's great soundtrack.
On the other hand FLASHBEAGLE is overall great, probably one of the 10 best specials of all time. This is like a Peanuts homage to musicals. At times the "dancing" looks stiff and awkward; however, this is probably the best animation you can expect when dealing with characters whose limbs are like macaroni. A lot of the songs are quite catchy, like the "Flashbeagle" theme song, "Listen to Lucy", and "Pigpen Hoedown".
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
3-1/2 stars -- Peanuts classics, Feb 5, 2023
Until a couple of years ago, if you couldn't catch a Peanuts cartoon/special on TV or pick up a Peanuts treasury from the library, then you were out of luck. But now, classic Peanuts material is much easier to find. One such classic -- well, CLASSICS, rather -- is this video, which contains He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown from 1968 and It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown from 1983.
He's Your Dog is about everyone complaining to Charlie Brown about Snoopy's lack of obedience, and Flashbeagle is loosely based on Flashdance (which came out earlier that same year) with Snoopy playing the lead character. Both specials are good -- actually, the latter is GREAT -- but there are some other points I would like to cover.
To understand why I gave this video a 3-1/2-star rating, let me go into more detail about the specials. As I said before, He's Your Dog is about Snoopy's lack of obedience. He even causes problems to Charlie Brown, because he insists on walking Snoopy on a leash, and Snoopy behaves as though he can't breathe -- or that Charlie Brown's grip is too strong on him, I'm not sure which. Anyway, Charlie Brown sends Snoopy to stay with Peppermint Patty for a while to learn some discipline, which Patty briefly explains to Roy.
Actually, that's another thing I've always wondered about. What exactly is the deal with Roy? He always just happened to appear around Peppermint Patty, and I'm not sure if he lived with her, or if SHE lived with HIM, or what. And why was he always wearing that hat from camp?
Anyway, back to the movie. After a while it looks as though Snoopy is well-mannered, but when Charlie Brown comes to pick him up, he makes the mistake of bringing the leash with him, which causes Snoopy to literally tear up the leash. Okay, Snoopy can tear up a leash with his bare hands, yet he is unable to get out of the leash when Charlie Brown is walking him?
Flashbeagle has more of a party theme, as the kids are all at a party (I'm not exactly sure whose party it WAS, though) and they get into games ("Lucy Says", like Simon Says) and dance routines (Charlie Brown's "The Pigpen Hoedown") and such. The only thing really wrong with this special was that the animation was kind of lazy. If more than one person was in any shot, you'll notice that the person talking was usually the only person moving -- nobody else was even blinking. Maybe United Feature Syndicate didn't want to shell out too much money and instead just stuck still frames in.
Finally, I don't understand why these two videos are packaged together because their respective themes aren't even remotely related (and don't say they're both about Snoopy; you know that's not what I mean). But this is still decent enough to pick up if you want to relive some nice Peanuts memories.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
they call him flash, flash, flashbeagle, Nov 4, 2022
my kids can't get enough of this video. my 7 yr.old loves lucy's says and wants me to forward the tape to the party.
my 4 yr old loves snoopy when snoopy play fight with lucy by
licking her. he sometime plays like he's snoopy and does the
same thing. great laughs all around.