Back in my day, we spelled it “fork”

AAUGH Blog reader John pointed out this announcement of yet another home video release of the three perennial Peanuts specials (ChristmasGreat Pumpkin, and Thanksgiving). While the announced advantage of this release is that it has remastered 4K editions, let’s face it, that’s far more resolution than these things were ever intended for or really need. That’s not to say, however, that the set won’t be worthwhile, because while the traditional home video releases of these specials have always had a second special bundled with each (It’s Christmastime AgainYou’re Not Elected, and The Mayflower Voyages, respectively), for this release they’re adding a third special on each disk, and jettisoning You’re Not Elected. So these disks will give you higher-resolution versions of It’s Magic, Charlie BrownPlay it Again, Charlie BrownCharlie Brown All-Stars, and, because you all demanded it, It’s Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown. The full set will be available in October, although the separate Great Pumpkin unit will be out a couple weeks earlier.

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It’s the Peak of the Holiday Season

It is my favorite time of the Christmas season, which long time readers will know means just one thing: the arrival of a new book adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas! Or… is it an adaptation. The publication in question is a new boxed set, called the A Charlie Brown Christmas Wooden …

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WildBrain, an animation studio owned by Peanuts Worldwide co-owner DHX, has started posting some new short animations on YouTube – two so far. Here’s one on Franklin teaching Charlie Brown football. (If you’re getting the blog via email, you may need to click through on the title of this blog …

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Schulz on the Peanuts animation process

Back in 1977, before his years as a film producer, a young Jack Lechner contacted Charles Schulz, enumerating his disappointments with the then-new film Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown. With Mr. Lechner’s kind permission, here is Schulz’s response. Share this: