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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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:

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The bull has pulled the football away

Ach, I was wrong in a previous forecast; Ferdinand has had more legs than I expected, and The Peanuts Movie is once again the lowest-grossing feature film that Blue Sky Studios has released. Share this:

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Deluxe Pumpkin cover

Here we have a first look at the cover to It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: Deluxe Edition, the new book adaptation which will hit sincere pumpkin patches (as well as Amazon) this July (and is available for preorder now, of course.) The cover is by the ever-talented Vicki Scott, and …