Animated Peanuts

Hey, A Charlie Brown Christmas just popped up!

I just received the new pop-up book adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas, and we have a real winner here. No, this isn’t a reprint of the old Running Press pop-up version. And it certainly isn’t last year’s Hallmark version with just one single pop-up at the end. No, this …

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Disney Plus Peanuts

Even though I fully know the situation, it still feels quite weird to see any Peanuts thing promoted with the Disney branding. (For those not keeping track, Disney bought out 20th Century Fox, who owned Blue Sky Studios, who produced The Peanuts Movie. The film lands on the Disney+ streaming …

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Four Cheers and a failed theory

The latest addition to the AAUGH.com Reference Library is Four Cheers for Charlie Brown, a boxed set of books adapting the animated Peanuts specials. This set contains four volumes – A Charlie Brown Christmas, You’re in Love, Charlie Brown, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, and Charlie Brown’s All-Stars. With that information in hand, we …

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a 2-D cover for a 3-D Christmas

We have a cover for this year’s new book edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas, which is a pop-up book.Now, when I heard that there was going to be a pop-up book, I thought it might be a book market edition of the pop-up that Hallmark stores had last year, …

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Coming: the sure cure for what ails you

When I am down, facing troubles, there is nothing that helps me muddle through more than having something to look forward to. And while life has tossed me some challenges lately, it has also given me something to keep me going, the very sort of thing that gets me through …

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Is it “no dogs allowed” or “no, dogs allowed!”

Over in the realms where the people who edit Wikipedia discuss their efforts toward doing so, I have fallen into an unexpected discussion: what is the title of the movie Snoopy, Come Home? Now you may think that an easy and obvious question, and really it is… if you ignore punctuation. …

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Lee Mendelson, RIP

By now, most of my readers will have seen that Lee Mendelson, producer of Peanuts specials for decades, passed away on Christmas Day – the day celebrated by his most famous work, A Charlie Brown Christmas, created by the key team of Mendelson, Melendez, Schulz, and Guaraldi (all now gone, …

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The AAUGH Blogger presents the Peanuts film strips

Ever since I’ve been talking about the film strips in the Charlie Brown Career Education Program, people have been asking me to make them available to see. Alas, I cannot upload these, they are copyrighted material… but I have recently gotten into gear and cleared any permissions concerns I had …

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I’m confused by A Charlie Brown Christmas

I stopped by a local Hallmark store knowing that it was about time for Christmas books to surface, and there I saw it, a new book edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas… or at least that’s what I thought. I did not recognize this colorful edition. Then I opened it and …

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Review: 2019 It’s the Great Pumpkin adaptation

Hallmark has unleashed another book adaptation of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, and my copy has been sitting here literally for weeks, waiting for me to review it. The problem is that, as the latest of umpteen attempts to adapt this special into book form, there is only so …