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Maybe he just has a really powerful comb

I know that it can be hard to interpret the Peanuts characters for 3-D, and particularly to stylize them, but in this new set of blind bag ornaments from Hallmark, Linus appears to have cornrows.

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Classic finds

He’s big in Japan, but then again, he’s big everywhere

I don’t actively try to add notebooks to the AAUGH.com Reference Library, but this one came as a gift from my daughter. She was placing an order from a Japanese cute-stuff store, and this was the only Peanuts item they had: an Olaf notebook. A 2014 release from Kamio, I …

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Upcoming releases

Lotsa new book coming

Okay, normally I’d take this bunch of new book announcements for the fall and cover releases and break it into several posts, but I feel like getting this out of the way. We have a cover… well, a box… for the A Charlie Brown Christmas Book and Tree and Music …

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Animated Peanuts

The Peanuts Movie’s animation studio closes

Blue Sky Studios, the animation house behind the lush and enthusiastic The Peanuts Movie has been shut down . The studio had been part of Fox, and moved to Disney as part of the their big Fox buyout a couple years back. Blue Sky is best known for the Ica Age …

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Animated Peanuts

The Snoopy Show

On Sunday, while the world was reminding us that not only is Terry Bradshaw not the quarterback with the most Super Bowl wins ever, he doesn’t even have the most wins of a person with his initials, I was watching something else. Specifically, I watched the first episode of The Snoopy …

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Section from a coloring book cover with Peanuts and Snoopy logos
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All the moles in a whack-a-mole game are fake

AAUGH Blog reader Caren noted that the bootleg Peanuts ebooks I linked to the other day had already been deleted, so victory, right? Of course not. Two days after my post, the same fake editions had already been re-uploaded. The timeless work of Dolores J Douglas endures, as does that …

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New releases

Call the Legal Beagle!

Today in “boy, that sure doesn’t look licensed!”, we have some new Kindle books that have shown up at Amazon. That’s right, for a mere $3.99, you can download Special Funny Peanut: Collection 1 – New Peanuts Snoopy Comic Cartoon For Kids Children by the great creator of Peanuts, Celia …

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the AAUGH Blogger’s face on your TV

Not particularly related to Peanuts in any way, but if you want to see me on your television, you have a chance next week. On Wednesday, February 10, at 4 PM Eastern, I’ll be a contestant on the Game Show Network trivia challenge Master Minds. (And no, that’s not me …

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General

Twerski’s fifth book

AAUGH Blog reader Asher asked me about the reference in the Tablet article that I linked to yesterday to Rabbi Twerski having written a fifth Peanuts-illustrated book, What’s the Big Deal?, which was issued translated into Japanese but never in its native English. He was wanting more information on it, …

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Abraham J. Twerski passes away

Covid-19 has taken away from us a well-respected man who was one of the more respected authors to wield Peanuts in a significant way. Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski died today in Israel, Twerski, the son of a line of respected rabbinical schoolars who became a psychiatrist specializing in substance abuse, …

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