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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Coming: the sure cure for what ails you

When I am down, facing troubles, there is nothing that helps me muddle through more than having something to look forward to. And while life has tossed me some challenges lately, it has also given me something to keep me going, the very sort of thing that gets me through …

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Is it “no dogs allowed” or “no, dogs allowed!”

Over in the realms where the people who edit Wikipedia discuss their efforts toward doing so, I have fallen into an unexpected discussion: what is the title of the movie Snoopy, Come Home? Now you may think that an easy and obvious question, and really it is… if you ignore punctuation. …

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Lee Mendelson, RIP

By now, most of my readers will have seen that Lee Mendelson, producer of Peanuts specials for decades, passed away on Christmas Day – the day celebrated by his most famous work, A Charlie Brown Christmas, created by the key team of Mendelson, Melendez, Schulz, and Guaraldi (all now gone, …