Deluxe Pumpkin cover

Animated Peanuts

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 she has appropriately given it a look that comes across as a bit more Bill Melendez than Charles Schulz. The text adaptation is by Maggie Testa, who has been doing a fair amount of work on the storybooks of late.

Upcoming releases
Peanuts and American Culture

Coming next May is the book Peanuts and American Culture,.Looking at Peanuts  in the context of it’s “Cold War roots, this collection of new essays explores existentialism, the reshaping of the nuclear family, the Civil Rights Movement, 1960s counterculture, feminism, psychiatry and fear of the bomb. Chapters focus on the …

Animated Peanuts

It’s the Peanutsiest month of the year! Tonight, December 6, the US’s ABC network airs A Charlie Brown Christmas, in it’s “uncut” (except, of course, for that Coke ad from the original airing) glory, followed by (a presumably edited-down version of) Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales. That’s 8 PM in most arsea. This …

Animated Peanuts
You’ll Have Barriers, Charlie Brown

I have a foolish obsession strong interest in the 1979-released film strip series Charlie Brown’s Career Education Program. Finding this listing in a scan of a 1989 educational media catalog answered a couple questions for me, like “how long was this around?” (at least a decade) and “how much did …