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, however, it may be about to lose that latter mark; Blue Sky’s Ferdinand has brought in just $210 million so far, and while there’s still a little life left in that bull, it’s likely not enough to get it across the line.

This isn’t a good thing, in any discernible way. After all, any major animated feature film generally has a large body of talented folks trying to do their best. But it is a thing.

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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 …

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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 …