Animated Peanuts

The Charlie Brown Christmas Show

Hogan’s Alley editor Tom Heintjes was showing around a copy of this old TV ad: Ah, the glory of local ads! In addition to the beautiful title of The Charlie Brown Christmas Show (what, don’t they know that the proper title is It’s “The Charlie Brown Christmas Show”, Charlie Brown!?), there’s that gloriously …

Animated Peanuts

audio and visual Peanuts

A couple quick notes, things sent in from readers: AAUGH Blog reader Scott Microsoft is offering some free (digital) Christmas albums for folks who sign up for a thirty-day free trial of their “Groove Music Pass” service, and they include A Charlie Brown Christmas, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Motown Christmas, and …

Animated Peanuts

A Charlie Brown Christmas keeps popping up!

The second (and not the last) of my new book editions of A Charlie Brown Christmas for this year is A Charlie Brown Christmas: A Hallmark Lighted Pop-up Book, available at better Hallmark stores now. Or soon. Mine didn’t have it on the shelf (yet?), but I ordered it online. This one …

Animated Peanuts

An ornament for the most wonderful time of the year

Anyone who has been reading The AAUGH Blog for at least a year knows that my favorite season is right about now – the season of new book editions of A Charlie Brown Christmas. What else could bring such joy? But sometimes I have feared it’s only me. I shall fear …

Animated Peanuts

Peanuts Boomerang

An alert reader let me know that the cable TV network Boomerang is now advertising the date that they will start showing the new Peanuts shorts that were made in France. It’ll be May 9. These shorts are adaptations right from the strip, and there will be a lot of …

Animated Peanuts

Five hours, seventeen minutes of Peanutsy goodness!

I picked up today something that I wasn’t sure would ever exist. The Peanuts 4-Movie Collection gathers all four of the classically animated Peanuts theatrical films into one handy, cheap set (just under $20 at the moment). The reason that this seemed unlikely is that the four films are owned by two …

Animated Peanuts

Inside Thanksgiving

For some reason, Amazon doesn’t have the cover for this fall’s new book edition of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, but they do have this low-resolution shot of an interior spread…. one which I think makes particularly good use of the two-page layout.

Animated Peanuts

Quick, I need a time machine and a ticket to Europe…

I was catching up on Jeannie Schulz’s blog, and I came on this entry, where she’s chronicling the Schulz Museum’s updated display of Peanuts books from around the world. I’ve not seen the new display yet, but in Jeannie’s photo, I see the book pictured here. There’s a shot of …

Animated Peanuts

A shiny Easter Beagle

The new book adaptation of the animated special It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown is a slick production. The cover is embossed, with foil highlights and French flaps (that’s where the covers of a paperback are folded in to create inside flaps. The credits of the book are: By Charles M. …

Animated Peanuts

No Oscar nominations for The Peanuts Movie

I thought The Peanuts Movie had a good chance at an Oscar nomination, but most of the big-time animated movies of the year didn’t make it into the Animated Movies category – sure, Inside Out made it on there (it could hardly not), but none of the other big US studio releases …