Old school Peanuts on the big screen

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With the lack of any plans for a follow-up to The Peanuts Movie, you might have assumed that you’d never get a chance to see Peanuts on the big screen again. Do not despair! You will get your chance – chances, even! –later this year. Both A Boy Named Charlie Brown and Snoopy Come Home are heading back to theaters for limited engagements, it has been announced. These won’t be full theatrical releases – if your local theaters regularly have old films showing up for a couple of nights out of the week, you are likely to see these. A Boy Named Charlie Brown will celebrate its 50th anniversary by hitting screens on Sunday August 18, Wednesday August 21, and Saturday August 24. Snoopy Come Home will celebrate, well, A Boy Named Charlie Brown‘s 50th, with showings on Sunday September 29, Thursday October 3, and Saturday October 5.

Of course, you could watch these films right now from DVD or on many streaming services – both are part of the Hulu package at the moment – but there is something to be said for the big screen.

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Scotland Bound, Charlie Brown is now available for pre-order!

The Peanuts graphic novel adapting the unproduced TV special that I announced a while back can now be preordered! Yup, it’s Scotland Bound, Charlie Brown, and perhaps it’s just the thing for some Peanuts lover or Scotland lover on your gift list – and by giving them a notice that …

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“Will Ye No Quarterback Again, Charlie Brown?”

I think it’s great that Boom! is publishing a graphic novel adapting the never-produced Scotland Bound, Charlie Brown. This serves the world even better than the adaptations of things like Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown, because that’s available to be viewed in its purest intended form, the film, which can …

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Peanuts meet Mariah

If you got Apple TV+ so that you can watch Snoopy in Space, make sure you also play Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special. About 10.5 minutes in, Woodstock joins Mariah to watch some TV… on which they wash some new Peanuts Christmas-and-skating material. Then Mariah sings a bit of “Christmastime …