Animated Peanuts

A Charlie Brown Christmas online, free

Hey, ABC has put A Charlie Brown Christmas and Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales, online, for free viewing (with ads)! (Although for some reason they’re paying for ad placement for the online video of their December 8 airing, which was edited; the above link should be the full-length edition.) And if …

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A Boy Named Charlie

Today’s addition to the AAUGH.com reference library (well, one of them, I don’t mention everything I get) is the souvenir booklet for the Japanese release of A Boy Named Charlie Brown. About 8 1/3″x 11 2/3″, this 20 page booklet has character descriptions, some text presumably on the plot and …

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This year’s A CB Christmas showings

The good news: ABC arranged to show A Charlie Brown Christmas twice this year! The bad news: Only one of the showings was scheduled to be the unedited version, the other to the version edited to fit into a modern half-hour slot. The further bad news: One of the showings …

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The Peanuts band

To follow up yesterday’s example of the Peanuts characters interacting with a live-action human, check out this current ad for a Japanese magazine: I was out in the chilly Black Friday lines this morning, on a quest for big bargains. Know what I got? A cold. Amazon’s been running some …

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Peanuts and DVD… no, not that kind of DVD

Charles Schulz would’ve turned 87 years old today. The rest of this post has nothing to do with that. I’ve always been a bit reluctant to post Internet videos here, because so many of them are copyright violations (and as a producer of copyrighted material, I take that seriously). However, …

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This year’s Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, with savings before and after

Just got an email from someone who could not find A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving on this year’s U.S. TV schedule. It’s there on Thanksgiving day itself – 8 PM (most areas) on ABC. So after you’ve made your own thanksgiving feast in the toaster, you can share Charlie Brown’s! By …

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Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales/Is This Goodbye DVD

A while back, I got a tidbit of info indicating that the CVS Pharmacy chain was going to have an exclusive Peanuts DVD, and passed that info to Peanuts video guru Scott McGuire (author of a fine online guide to the specials), who got back to me with the details …

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On why you can’t find a dog for Christmas, and free stuff I got

So I’m at a Big Buy store yesterday, and notice that they don’t have the new edition of I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown on their new release rack. So out of curiosity, I head over to their children’s section to see if it’s there, and I find …

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You’re a Good DVD, Charlie Brown

The official announcement came out today: the animated version of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is coming to DVD for the first time in January. I’ve known for a while that this was coming, because they interviewed me for the new featurette on the making of this special. Don’t …