Animated Peanuts

When was Charlie Brown’s All-Stars planned?

I had been laboring under the working assumption that the classic A Charlie Brown Christmas was planned as a one-off, with people willing to do more specials if it was a success, but with that seeming unlikely to most involved. In his book A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Making of …

Animated Peanuts

The Latina Peanuts character

I do at times field questions about Dolores, the Latina Peanuts character. And if some of you out there are saying “Who?!?”, believe me, I don’t blame you. Dolores, you see, isn’t in any of the Peanuts strips. And she isn’t in any of the animated specials. Isn’t in the …

Upcoming releases

Beagle Deluxe

Coming early next year is a “deluxe edition” book adaptation of It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown. The current listing says it’s a paperback, but I doubt that; given the $16.95 price point, it’s most likely the Easter equivalent of the big, square Charlie Brown Christmas and Great Pumpkin hardcovers …

Animated Peanuts

Uninformed musings on Peanuts DVD future

The recent Peanuts animation released, Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown, seems to have met with general (albeit not universal) approval. And I know there were thoughts about doing more of these releases. But there is something that happened between the time that Happiness was started and when it …

Administrative

Facelifts at the AAUGH Blog

I’ve upgraded the AAUGH Blog, moving it to a new host which will put a somewhat more powerful engine under the hood. This has already had some fallout – it’s meant replacing the old blog-by-mail system with Feedburner, which has pluses and minuses (those of you who want blog updates …