Guess who just bought a big chunk of Peanuts??

The Hollywood Reporter is Hollywood reporting that entertainment giant Sony just bought 39% of the holding company that exists to hold the rights to Peanuts. They bought just short of half of the share that DHX Media bought a year ago. This means that the ownership breaks down like this: DHX, 41%; Sony, 39%, and the Schulz family, 20%. They paid $185 million for this chunk.

Thanks to AAUGH Blog Reader Debbie, who spotted this information while I was off at the Renaissance Faire with my crafty, costumy teenage daughter. And just as I was looking for a topic for next week’s podcast; sounds like it will be another Planet Peanuts economics podcast, right after the first one!

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Snoopy in space again

There’s a Snoopy in space right now! #AstronautSnoopy is floating in the Thanksgiving Day Parade and in space! Watch him aboard the @Space_Station with @nasa Astronauts @Astro_Christina and @Astro_Jessica. pic.twitter.com/XEAJ7X3HRu — PEANUTS (@Snoopy) November 28, 2019 (If you’re getting this through email and can’t play the video, click here.)

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THE BALLOONS ARE A-GO!

Astronaut Snoopy shall fly today!!

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Will Astronaut Snoopy be grounded?

Due to predicted high winds in New York, parade organizers are waiting until tomorrow morning to decide whether the new Astronaut Snoopy balloon, as well as all the other balloons, will take part in Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. It would be a shame to waste a good balloon. If they can’t …