Snoopy in foreign space

Upcoming releases

There has been a Happy Meal campaign in various countries (but not yet in the US; I have no idea if it’s coming) branded as Snoopy: Space Explorer in some places, Discover Space with Snoopy in others (as if space had not been discovered long ago.) This is mostly a set of Astronaut Snoopy toys, branded with the NASA logo in many countries (but apparently not in Russia.) The reason this is of interest to this blog is that in the UK (and possibly other countries, for all I know, but certainly not in all), the set includes books. Snoopy Blasts Off! sends him to the International Space Station (which shows up in pop-up form), and Snoopy to the Moon! sends him, well, I guess to the moon. I don’t actually have these books (yet), I’m reliant on videos like this one for information

And hey, as long as I’m putting in videos (which folks getting the blog via email might need to click through to the website for), here’s a fun li’l Italian ad for the Happy Meals:

Will these come to America? Again, I don’t know… but I’m tagging this post as “upcoming release” out of fervent hope.

Animated Peanuts
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 …

Upcoming releases
Space Snoopy Happy Meals are coming

Judging by this graphic on HappyMeal.com, it looks like we’ll be getting the NASA Snoopy Happy Meals later this month… and word has it that the US version will have the two books that were already released in Britain. Choose the apple slices. It’s healthier.

Animated Peanuts
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 …