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Peanuts By Schulz. THAT kind of Peanuts.

AAUGH Blog Reader John reminds me that I have not kept up with the DVD releases of “Peanuts by Schulz”, the European-produced Peanuts shorts. The latest announcement is for the Springtime collection, which ships at the end of February. Just out this past week is It’s Only Love (which for some reason …

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A Merry Day to All, and a Week to Watch Videos

So I’m actually up before the kids are, my recent sleeping troubles trumping their need to rush out for presents, apparently. So I will boot off the day by wishing you a good day today, a good year to come, and a good life always. But I’ll also note that …

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New streaming Peanuts coming

If you think there’s a lot of TV available now (and there is), there’s about to be a lot more, as several major streaming new streaming services are in the works. It’s been known for a while now that Apple was working on one, gathering up projects, aiming to unleash …

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It’s the Peanutsiest month of the year! Tonight, December 6, the US’s ABC network airs A Charlie Brown Christmas, in it’s “uncut” (except, of course, for that Coke ad from the original airing) glory, followed by (a presumably edited-down version of) Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales. That’s 8 PM in most arsea. This …

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You’ll Have Barriers, Charlie Brown

I have a foolish obsession strong interest in the 1979-released film strip series Charlie Brown’s Career Education Program. Finding this listing in a scan of a 1989 educational media catalog answered a couple questions for me, like “how long was this around?” (at least a decade) and “how much did …

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It’s the Peak of the Holiday Season

It is my favorite time of the Christmas season, which long time readers will know means just one thing: the arrival of a new book adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas! Or… is it an adaptation. The publication in question is a new boxed set, called the A Charlie Brown Christmas Wooden …

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WildBrain, an animation studio owned by Peanuts Worldwide co-owner DHX, has started posting some new short animations on YouTube – two so far. Here’s one on Franklin teaching Charlie Brown football. (If you’re getting the blog via email, you may need to click through on the title of this blog …

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Schulz on the Peanuts animation process

Back in 1977, before his years as a film producer, a young Jack Lechner contacted Charles Schulz, enumerating his disappointments with the then-new film Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown. With Mr. Lechner’s kind permission, here is Schulz’s response.

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The bull has pulled the football away

Ach, I was wrong in a previous forecast; Ferdinand has had more legs than I expected, and The Peanuts Movie is once again the lowest-grossing feature film that Blue Sky Studios has released.

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Deluxe Pumpkin cover

Here we have a first look at the cover to It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: Deluxe Edition, the new book adaptation which will hit sincere pumpkin patches (as well as Amazon) this July (and is available for preorder now, of course.) The cover is by the ever-talented Vicki Scott, and …