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Every dog should have a license

If you (like me) are in California, then you may just have a chance to get Snoopy himself on your license plate. There’s a drive now for California to offer plates decorated with a happily strolling Snoopy on your plate – which would add $50 to the price, raising money …

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Peanuts licensing rights sold

For those of you interested in Peanuts-as-a-business, this is major: United Media’s licensing arm has been sold for $175,000,000 to the licensing company Iconix. Peanuts is most of that business.

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Things that make me flinch

The NJ Star-Ledger ran an article on an exhibit about Schulz and the US Golf Association, an exhibit which I’d like to see. But while they spell “Schulz” correctly in the headline, that’s the only time which they do so, using one misspelling for the body of the article and …

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Schulz draws Schulz

I hadn’t seen this sketch before. Hat tip: The Comics Reporter

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The end of the parade

So I’m watching Extreme Makeover: Home Edition last night (I’m a sucker for a Muppet guest appearance), and maybe halfway through, there’s an ad for Knott’s Berry Farm – if you watched the show, you may not have seen it, I assume it was a local ad for those in …

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10 years ago today…

…the goodbye strip, the last of the daily Peanuts run (Sundays would continue for a few weeks) appears. In some ways, that feels like yesterday. But then, the strip has never gone away. With all of the readers of the strip, only a small portion ahve read every strip, so …

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Obama versus Peanuts?

Sometimes, the news is just too weird, even for a comics fan. Now a mayor is accusing U.S. President Barack Obama of purposefully sabotaging A Charlie Brown Christmas. Good grief! In more grounded news, Peanuts video maven Scott McGuire points out that Warners has released a DVD of all the …

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A double-dose of Pumpkin

I am now seeing reports that ABC has added another airing of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown for this year, airing it in a half-hour slot on the 28th in addition to the hour long slot of Peanuts goodness the night before. Their airing it instead of an episode …

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Snoopy & the moon are on the move!

In the wake of my earlier message in the Japanese book about Snoopy and the space program, eager AAUGH Blog reader Jim said that if the Schulz Museum still had up their exhibit on Snoopy and NASA, I should recommend you go see it. Well, the answer is that no, …

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The Gospel of Peanuts author passes away

I missed this news when it occurred in July — Robert L. Short, who wrote a series of books looking at biblical themes in Peanuts, passed away. The three books he wrote about Peanuts, starting with the best-selling The Gospel According To Peanuts, through The Parables of Peanuts, and ending …