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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It’s the Pop-up Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

In a few days, Hallmark is releasing another book adaptation of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. This is one of the times that they try to give you a surprise of one pop-up in a book that’s not advertised as a pop-up… but, since it credits pop-up artist Brian …

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I see it as a very expensive book with lots of extras

Coming in October is the book Happy Holidays, Charlie Brown. Now, I’m not sure exactly what is inside this book – could there be an adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas somewhere in there, given that the words A Special Peanuts Holiday Collection appear on the cover? – but I do …

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Snoopy in Space

The San Diego Comic-Con starts tonight, so the pop culture business has been filled with new announcements, as businesses try to get in on the news coverage that is devoted to all the tv, movie, and comics news for a few days. So it’s no surprise that Apple had released …