Animated Peanuts

an A Charlie Brown Christmas edition by any other name

Apparently, there are now so many book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas that they have to come up with new names to distinguish them, at least judging by the new book A Charlie Brown Christmas Tree. Despite the different title, this is actually this year’s Hallmark entry in the …

Animated Peanuts

What the new film will mean

I’ve been thinking about the newly-announced Peanuts film and what it will all mean for those of us in the Peanuts fan/Peanuts stuff-buying community. Here are some quick thoughts: This will not be a minor film. This is coming from Blue Sky Productions, who have so far released seven movies, …

Animated Peanuts

A new Peanuts movie is in the works

The L.A. Times is reporting that a deal has been struck between the Peanuts rightsholders and 20th Century Fox for a new Peanuts theatrical release. The high points: 2015 release date, so don’t start popping the popcorn yet. Cowritten by two Schulzes (son Craig and grandson Bryan) with Cornelius Uliano …

Upcoming releases

Preview of CB Christmas Stocking

Fantagraphics has put up a nifty preview for Charlie Brown’s Christmas Stocking, which is due to come out late next month. Go watch it! I’m quite happy with the result, but it’s always sort of odd to explain my pride in a project like that, because I did, well, the …

Discounts

Charlie Brown Christmas fabric on sale

I just noticed that the A Charlie Brown Christmas fabric that I discussed the other day is now on sale for under $6/panel, but only through the end of the day. The same site has a number of other Peanuts fabrics, as you can see here; one AAUGH Blog reader …

New releases

A Charlie Brown Christmas in print nonbookishly

The day after I posted the first A Charlie Brown Christmas adaptation of the year, I’ve got another one… but not only is this one apparently from last year, this one has an asterisk. It’s not a book, it’s a fabric pattern, which shows the story of the classic TV …

New releases

A book adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas as the world requested

Fall is here, the kids are back in school, and right on schedule, the first new book edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas is out! This one comes packaged in a little box with a snow globe – it’s not one of those big fancy snow globes you want to …

Classic finds

Great Pumpkin Versus Lamb Of God

People (including Schulz) have used Peanuts to promote various religious views, and here’s another example… well, really promoting a viewpoint how you can promote certain religious views. The Defeasible Pumpkin: An Epiphany in a Pumpkin Patch, originally published by the Interdisciplinary Biblical Research Institute in 1997, features the (blatantly unlicensed) …

Nat news

I finally got a copy of my book in Italian!

Now if someone would just translate it back into English, so I can find out what I said! If for some reason you need a copy, you can order it from an English website here.

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the full run of Schulz-reference Mutts strips is up

The week of Mutts dailies (September 10-15) which referenced Schulz is now fully online. Go here for the first one then use the calendar below the strip to keep clicking for the next.