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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Peanuts By Schulz. THAT kind of Peanuts.

AAUGH Blog Reader John reminds me that I have not kept up with the DVD releases of “Peanuts by Schulz”, the European-produced Peanuts shorts. The latest announcement is for the Springtime collection, which ships at the end of February. Just out this past week is It’s Only Love (which for some reason …

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A Merry Day to All, and a Week to Watch Videos

So I’m actually up before the kids are, my recent sleeping troubles trumping their need to rush out for presents, apparently. So I will boot off the day by wishing you a good day today, a good year to come, and a good life always. But I’ll also note that …

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New streaming Peanuts coming

If you think there’s a lot of TV available now (and there is), there’s about to be a lot more, as several major streaming new streaming services are in the works. It’s been known for a while now that Apple was working on one, gathering up projects, aiming to unleash …