A Charlie BANNED Christmas

Following up on yesterday’s post about how Texas prisons have banned The Peanuts Collection, I should note that that’s not the only Peanuts book they’ve banned. They’ve also banned the book adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas… and since they are, presumably, wise followers of this blog (all the best people are, and some of the others!) and thus know that there has been more than one edition of this book. Rather than offer a blanket ban on A Charlie Brown Christmas in all its forms, they specified enough to ban just the one version.

And what was this most deadly of A Charlie Brown Christmas book adaptations? It was the pop-up version, of course! It’s in eye-popping 3-D, and popping someone’s eye with it during a prison riot would be very bad.

Animated Peanuts
Out of the cellar

The Peanuts Movie, which had the distinction of being the best-reviewed film Blue Sky Studios ever produced (judging by both the Rotten Tomatoes aggregate score;  Metacritic puts in in second) also had the more dubious distinction of being Blue Sky’s lowest grossing film ever, bringing in $246 million worldwide. Now, …

Animated Peanuts
The Mouse gets more Peanuts

Just a quick note that today’s announced Disney buyout of Fox’s entertainment units snags them just a little more of the Peanuts rights – specifically, the buyout would get them  rights to The Peanuts Movie, created by the Fox-owned Blue Sky Studios. (Disney is also the current licensee for certain Peanuts …

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Peanuts – BANNED!

Friend of the blog Jeff alerted us to the fact that the Dallas Morning News has reported a list of books banned in the Texas prison system, and on that list is none other than The Peanuts Collection, the book on Peanuts history written by none other than the AAUGH Blogger …