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A Boy Named Charlie Brown songwriter passes

The media is reporting that Rod McKuen has died at 81. A popular poet during the 1960s and 1970s, McKuen’s relevancy to the Peanuts world is that he wrote several songs for the film A Boy Named Charlie Brown, including the title track which earned an Oscar nomination.

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A Peanuts mystery

I’m watching Snoopy Come Home (it’s streaming on HuluPlus at this point.) We see Snoopy and Woodstock get into a bus, and immediately, they’re both kicked to the curb. Then we see the sign: “No dogs allowed.” So why did Woodstock get kicked off?

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Another Peanuts movie trailer

The new trailer for The Peanuts Movie is mostly made up of stuff that was in the previous trailer, but there is a little new stuff at the beginning.  

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Cringe

For someone who knows a little bit about Peanuts history, it can be frustrating to see a popular piece that expands little facts into bigger fictions, as with the Good Morning America piece ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ to Turn 50. Yes, the original special did incorporate the Coca-Cola name on screen. …

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50 Years Of ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’

Here is some NPR coverage of this being the 50th consecutive year of airing A Charlie Brown Christmas. They have Jeannie Schulz and Lee Mendelson and some archival material of Schulz himself. The special airs tonight, the first of its two airings this year.

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The Peanuts movie cast

Here’s the Today Show piece they aired yesterday introducing the new Peanuts voice cast, after some light chat with Craig Schulz and producer Paul Feig. Yes, it is appropriately a cast of kids again. (Not seen of course is the one adult, the late Bill Melendez, whose voice work is being reused …

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Peanuts movie trailer!

Here ya go! (If you’re getting this via email, click on the words “Peanuts movie trailer” above to get taken to the web page.  

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Peanuts movie coverage in USA Today

USAToday today has an article on next year’s Peanuts movie, including a number of images – very smily images, but these are publicity shots.

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Think of the Future, Charlie Brown

The third unit of the Intermediate Series of the Charlie Brown’s Career Education Program filmstrips is Think of the Future, Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown and his friends discuss how many of the things in the world today weren’t around 100 years ago, listing various things (although Charlie Brown, in trying to list …

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Peanuts the Movie the Comic Book

Coming next August is Peanuts Movie OGN. Now, for those of you not used to the terminology of the comics business, OGN is short for Original Graphic Novel, a thick comic book that is not just a collection of thinner comic book. So this is a comic book based on a movie based …