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Peanuts specials back on broadcast TV

As seen in this article in Variety, Apple is pulling off a brilliant public relations move by allowing broadcast airings this year of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and A Charlie Brown Christmas… on PBS! That’s a great no-commercial-interruptions place to air these beloved works. Thankgiving will be broadcast this Sunday, and Christmas comes …

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Reminder: Great Pumpkin is now streaming for free

I just checked, and I could indeed get Its the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown streaming for free. You have to have a device with an AppleTV app, and you have to have an Apple ID, but those are both free to get. And they appear to be running it without commercials …

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Thought on the Apple TV+ deal

The Apple TV+ deal folds in well with thoughts I’ve long had about television in the modern era. Now, I’m not talking about the new material being produced – that is an unalloyed good thing. But I am talking about the removal of the Big Three Peanuts specials from the …

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New TV Specials Coming!

In the midst of the announcement that Apple TV+ has the rights to the classic specials, I almost overlooked their announcement of the quantity of NEW Peanuts material they’ll be bringing. I had assumed that the announcement of The Snoopy Show would mean no more Snoopy in Space, but wrong I am! A …

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It’s Off the Network, Charlie Brown?

I’ve been getting email asking me about this year’s airing of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, because it wasn’t listed as coming up on the ABC schedule. And I was checking that schedule just the other day, and it still wasn’t there… and usually, it airs once early in the …

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More animated Peanuts coming!

As part of today’s 70th-anniversary-of-Peanuts celebration, Apple TV has announced a new series. The Snoopy Show will launch in February, 2021. (For those who cannot see the trailer below, it’s here.)

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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, …