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A Charlie Brown Christmas is Officially Important, musicwise

Each year, the U.S. Library of Congress names a set of audio recordings that are of historical importance, and this year’s announcement of 25 new inductees includes the soundtrack for A Charlie Brown Christmas! The announcement notes: “A Charlie Brown Christmas” introduced jazz to millions of listeners. The television soundtrack …

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Team Snoopy

Now shipping is Happiness is… Peanuts: Team Snoopy, a DVD combining the TV special Lucy Must Be Traded, Charlie Brown with some sports-oriented material from The Charlie Brown & Snoopy Show. I love the phrasing “An All-New Collection” There’s not any new material, just a new combination of things… and …

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a blog post with a special guest appearance

Well, day one of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is over. Things are going well. And I sold one copy of The Peanuts Collection to a very special guest: Recognize that boy? No? Of course you wouldn’t. But if he spoke, you might. Young Gabe is the current …

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All about Vince Guaraldi

Elsewhere, Peanuts animation expert Scott McGuire points out that Derrick Bang (who you may know as the editor of the It’s Only a Game and Li’l Folks collections, the author of 50 Years of Happiness and the co-author of Security Blankets) has put out Vince Guaraldi at the Piano, a …

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Other inside info

While I was being corrected on the status of It’s Tokyo, Charlie Brown (and boy, did I not just end up with egg on my face there, I ended up with AAUGH on my face!), my inside source did let me in on some better information, and that’s about the …

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MAJOR CORRECTION – It’s Tokyo NOT coming to video

I’ve been contacted by a friend within the Peanuts organization, letting me know that despite what I posted earlier, It’s Tokyo, Charlie Brown is not in production as an animated release. At this point, it is coming out only as an original graphic novel. You readers and everyone at Peanuts …

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New Peanuts video and books – It’s Tokyo, Charlie Brown

MAJOR CORRECTION: (APRIL 12, 2012) THE POST BELOW WAS IN ERROR. IT’S TOKYO WILL BE AN ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL; IT IS NOT IN PRODUCTION AS AN ANIMATED VIDEO. See here for details. Coming this November is a new Peanuts animated special, direct-to-video… and the book adaptation to go with it! …

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New Peanuts animation coming… somewhere

AAUGH Blog reader Fred points out that word is going ’round that a Japanese animation studio called Madhouse has been cleared to produce new Peanuts animation, and that they already have a short out… somewhere. (Really – they say “The short is released somewhere in Tokyo. If you’re interested, please …

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Valentine specials 2012

Tonight on ABC, at the start of prime time, it’s a Peanuts double-feature: Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown, and A Charlie Brown Valentine. And speaking of animated Peanuts, the next DVD release is now preorderable. Happiness is Peanuts: Team Peanuts features the TV special Lucy Must Be Traded, Charlie Brown, …

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Peanuts and friends ad

For those of you who missed the Super Bowl or just want to watch the Peanuts ad again, here it is (if you’re getting the AAUGH Blog via email, you may need to click through): It’s more interesting – and fun as a trivia quiz – than funny. Two things …