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Charlie Brown Christmas 50th Anniversary Special tomorrow!

Tomorrow night, starting off ABC’s prime-time lineup in the US will be an hourlong special devoted to one of the greatest half hours in the history of television! It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown will be airing in this, the 51st year of airing A Charlie Brown Christmas (because that’s how anniversaries …

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Sherlock Snoopy and Evil Schroeder

I think some people assume that I’m known for my Peanuts knowledge because I have a good memory. Really, the opposite is the truth.  I’m known because I couldn’t trust my memory to remember which Peanuts books I had, and which books have the same contents as other books, so …

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It’s Another A Charlie Brown Christmas, Charlie Brown!

So there I was, serenely confident that I’d found all the new book editions of A Charlie Brown Christmas for the year. I’d gotten the ones that were solicited through normal book channels. I’d gotten the one that Hallmark had produced. I’d even gotten the book of stamps! So I’m done, …

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Number two times two

Despite several new movies coming out this past weekend. The Peanuts Movie managed to hold on to the number two spot. It won’t be able to pull off that same trick next weekend, with a new Hunger Games movie and a couple other new films being added to the mix, but …

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Updates on release dates for Snoopy Treasures and Peanuts Movie 2: Franklin’ Trainin’

Three minutes ago, Amazon was listing my new book The Snoopy Treasures as going to be in stock on November 21. I reloaded the page now, and it’s now November 16. In either case, it will be available in plenty of time to be given as a Thanksgiving gift, if you want …

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Peanuts loses to a Seuss

The final weekend tally for The Peanuts Movie in North America is in, and at $44,213,073, it remains the second biggest opening weekend for a non-Pixar G-rated movie, beaten out by Horton Hears a Who…. which was also directed by Steve Martino. (Not that any of this is directly important; the long-term …

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Snoopy in Chinese English

Go here for some coverage by CNC World, a China-based English language news channel, of the Snoopy Hollywood Walk Of Fame dedication. Yes, I’m blogging this mainly so that certain people can see my incompetency at trying to hold my book up to the camera (I appear at 2:19). I’m trying to …

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Free – the part of The Peanuts Movie my audience is least interested in.

For some reason, Fox has put the full cartoon short “Cosmic Scat-tastrophe” on the web for free. This is the Ice Age short that runs before The Peanuts Movie. Alas, they have not chosen to do that with the feature itself yet. (And it’s hard to blame them on that!)  

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The Peanuts Movie, of course

I’m just back from my second viewing of The Peanuts Movie (the kids wanted to see it), this time in 2-D… and I was right, it works just fine in 2-D. And I see that the weekend box office estimates are up. Now, these are a silly thing, they release these …

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Box officing

The box office numbers game is, well, a game, and lots of folks playing it seem to have little idea what they’re talking about. Whether a film like The Peanuts Movie is a financial success has to do with a lot more than how much it makes in its first weekend, …