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those 500 new Peanuts shorts

The 500 new short Peanuts animations being created by Normaal in France have been getting some attention of late. There are at least a couple of examples out there, floating around in the wild; I’m not going to link to them here because they appear to be unauthorized. But this …

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What filmstrips there are

Yes, yes, another post on Charlie Brown’s Career Education Program, the filmstrip series that was underwritten by your tax dollars… at least, if you were paying federal taxes in the US in the late 1970s. According the booklets, these were underwritten by a grant from the  U.S. Office of Education, …

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It’s Your Hobby, Charlie Brown

I’ve been going through the filmstrips that I received this weekend, checking some of the details (turns out I’m missing one filmstrip that I have a teacher’s guide for, and have doubles of another strip), and digging into one of them. Well, I cheated on that a bit; I haven’t dug …

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Peanuts movie design art peek

Well, the release of the new Peanuts movie, produced by Blue Sky Studios is still about a year away. And we’ll see a small amount of design art from it in The Art of Blue Sky Studios, which drops in two weeks. But if you head over to that book’s listing …

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Scanimation strikes

Part of the avalanche of Peanuts books landing on my doorstep this week is Peanuts: A Scanimation Book. This is one of those books where when you turn the page, a picture animates, like the Peanuts Moving Book I reviewed a few months back. The ten scenes in this book are …

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Why did I buy this?

The latest addition to the AAUGH.com Reference Library is Toothbrushing with Charlie Brown. This is a less common piece of Peanuts animation, one of two short films that were created for the American Dental Association. So now I own a copy. I don’t have a film projector, though, so what they …

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Peanuts teaser reaction

Having now watched the few brief seconds of footage that aired on Good Morning America (at 8:36 here on the west coast feed, for those who may be looking for it in a recording), about the most I have to say is “yeah, it looks like those still images”. It …

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Peanuts movie trailer airing in the morning

Apparently, Good Morning America will be running a “teaser” for the Peanuts movie on Tuesday (likely when you’re reading this), but USA Today has an article on it with a couple of images. The modeling from the 3-D has an interesting effect, unsurprisingly reminding me of the effect of Tom Brannon’s …

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Useful news if you program your DVR seven years in advance

ABC has paid to keep their rights to the key Peanuts specials until 2020.

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Quick notes

Today would’ve been Schulz’s 91st birthday. Tomorrow (Wednesday), the ABC Family cable network will air all four of the Peanuts animated theatrical films (although not in their original release order.) Their website says this runs 4 PM to 10 PM, but you may have to check your local time zone. …