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Peanuts movie gets the right producer

Deadline.com is reporting that a new producer has been brought on board… and it gave me quite a pause, because, well, it’s the right guy. For those of you who don’t know the work of Paul Feig, he basically appeared in the big-time showbiz world as the creator of Freaks …

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2013’s Charlie Brown Christmas take 2

Just arrived here at the magnificent AAUGH office campus, we’ve just received the second new book edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas for this year. Well, calling this a new edition is generous, but I’m a generous soul. What we’ve got here is a rerelease of 2000’s A Charlie Brown …

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New animated Peanuts shorts

Peanuts Worldwide has announced that they are working with Normaal Animation and Télévisions to produce some 90-second Peanuts shorts. Some? How about 500? This French production would be offered worldwide for the TV market in fall 2014. I presume that in the US it will be gathered in half-hour blocks. …

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Celebrating the Super Bowl, bowllessly

With the Super Bowl coming up on February 3rd, the fine folks at Warner Home Video will be leading into it with a release of… no, not You’re In The Super Bowl, Charlie Brown. That would be too obvious. No, instead they’re issuing a DVD entitled either Touch Down Charlie …

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New Peanuts holiday DVD set

Just released this week is Snoopy’s Holiday Collection, a new boxed set of holiday DVDs… but, well, it’s just a new box for them, with three existing DVDs: I Want A Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown, which has that special and Happy New Year, Charlie Brown on it. (Oh, and …

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Will the Peanuts movie stand out from the crowd?

There’s a new Peanuts film coming up in 2015, and for me the real question is will it seem very Peanuts-y, or more in the modern style of kid-aimed animated films? I’m certainly hoping for the former, and think there’s a good chance we’ll get it. Here’s a good article …

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Featurettette

If you liked that six-second Peanuts video from the other day, here’s the six-second making-of video. (Folks receiving this via email should click on the title in order to go to the blog on the web to view it.)

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the latest animated Peanuts

It’s starting to seem like a long time since Happiness is a Warm Blanket, and a long time until the new Peanuts feature film, but if you need something to tide you over, well, go pop some popcorn, gather the family around, turn down all the lights, cancel the newspaper, …

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The The is The Wrong Thing

At CinemaCon, Fox already started promoting their 3-D animated Peanuts flick, even though it’s not out for over two and a half years yet. Unfortunately, their little teaser video doesn’t seem to have ended up online, so I cannot tell you how their 3-D image of Charlie Brown looked… but …

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things I should have told you already

The Complete Peanuts volume 19: 1987-1988 is already shipping, and I’m going slowly through my copy before doing a review or summation or whatever it is I do on these things. And the complete set of the Charlie Brown And Snoopy Show on DVD can now be ordered through Amazon, …