The Mouse gets more Peanuts

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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 specials, as the ABC TV network is Disney-owned.)

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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, …

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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 …

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I’m an Amazon! And I’m Prime!

If you have both Amazon Prime and some strange urge to see the AAUGH Blogger talking, go watch the Amazon Prime Video steam of Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales, because for some reason after the special they have tacked on “Sibling Rivalry,” a documentary featurette about Rerun Van Pelt that was …