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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I’m confused by A Charlie Brown Christmas

I stopped by a local Hallmark store knowing that it was about time for Christmas books to surface, and there I saw it, a new book edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas… or at least that’s what I thought. I did not recognize this colorful edition. Then I opened it and …

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Review: 2019 It’s the Great Pumpkin adaptation

Hallmark has unleashed another book adaptation of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, and my copy has been sitting here literally for weeks, waiting for me to review it. The problem is that, as the latest of umpteen attempts to adapt this special into book form, there is only so …

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Snoopy in Space launch

The announcement has come that Apple’s new streaming service, Apple TV+, launches November 1, and their planned Peanuts material will be there at launch. Subscriptions will cost five bucks a month.