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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. …

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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. …