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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, …

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3-D or not 3-D, that is the question

AAUGH Blog reader Jason asks me whether he should see The Peanuts Movie in 3-D. Here’s my reaction: you really don’t have to… but for the exact same reason you don’t have to, you can. Most of the film isn’t using the 3-D in any aggressive ways. Things aren’t springing out …

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Morning notes

Well, today’s work for me will consist of going to see The Peanuts Movie… and any work day that involves 3-D glasses and a bucket of popcorn is a good one. A few quick notes: One thing I find interesting about those two Scholastic Books Peanuts deals I mentioned the other …

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A whole tweet worth’s of fame!

Amazon just sent out this tweet: Get excited for #PeanutsMovie with some #CharlieBrown history from @NatGertler! https://t.co/1AjZkGAAFrhttps://t.co/RzN5AVWwlD — Amazon Video (@AmazonVideo) November 5, 2015 That is me speaking in a clip from the making-of video for Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown, which Amazon is using to advertise the streaming of the film …

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So what about the movie

To stave off any questions about the movie: no, I haven’t seen it. I’ve only seen a minute or two of footage that was not in any of the standard promo material. I was not asked to the premiere this weekend (never been to any film premiere, really; one can live …

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The deluge is rolling in

The The Peanuts Movie promotion has been coming on strong for a while, as they build up to sell the movie… and now we’re already starting with the movie being used to sell other things. I just ran into the ad seen here (note, this is not a paid placement), using …

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The star shining at Bethlehem turns out to be Mars… Veronica Mars

They’ve announced the air date for A Charlie Brown Christmas this year – November 30th – but they’re planning to do it up in style, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the beloved show. They’re going to have a star-laden special around it, with live performances of the music, with celebrities …

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Peanuts movie books forever!

We’ve already seen a number of books adapting The Peanuts Movie that will be coming out this year around the time the film arrives. It turns out, that’s not the end of it! Slated for May of next year is Peanuts: The Movie Book, available in editions with and without a CD. …

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Christmas comes at least twice this year

They’re now listing a paperback edition of the new book adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas that’s coming out this September (at first, they had listed only a Kindle edition.)  Couple that with the deluxe hardcover edition of an earlier adaptation which ships the same day, and that means at least two …