New Schulz documentary coming on AppleTV+

Animated Peanuts

As part of their thus-far-strong line of Peanuts material, AppleTV+ is releasing a new documentary later this month on Schulz and Peanuts. Talkers on it include folks from the Schulz complex like Jeannie Schulz and Paige Braddock, Peanuts movie producer Paul Feig, reliably enthusiastic pop culture producer/commentator Kevin Smith, actor Drew Barrymore, pop meteorologist Al Roker, Snoopy’s friend Billie Jean King, NPR voice Ira Glass, Charlie Brown  voice Noah Schnapp, the astronauts actors Miya Cech and Keith L. Williams, Peanuts bookmaker Chip Kidd, and cartoonists Lynn Johnston and Robb Armstrong.

Animated Peanuts
Review: Nest Friends & When Snoopy Met Woodstock

Newly released are two children’s storybooks in the Ready*To*Read line: Nest Friends and When Snoopy Met Woodstock. Both of these are adaptations of stories from The Snoopy Show, the currently running original animated series on the Apple TV+ streaming service. Rather than commissioning new art, the adaptation just has Ximena Hastings adapting …

A Charlie Brown Christmas
There was always a future for Peanuts animation

Part of the great history of A Charlie Brown Christmas was that the network didn’t really know what it had, was expecting it to disappoint, only to find that half the sets in the country were tuned into the tale of the little tree that could. Adding some complexity to this …

A Charlie Brown Christmas
The “A Charlie Brown Christmas” pre-screener?

While I was doing research on the book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas for yesterday’s post, I was delving into online newspaper archives – which is a great black hole for me, drawing me in and destroying the rest of my world. I get off on tangents, investigate odd …