Schulz/Peanuts news

Plastinuts

During the 1970s, United Feature Syndicate planned for the possible loss of Charles Schulz’s services by having comics artist Al Plastino draw up some original Peanuts strips. Long hidden away, and rumored destroyed, I’d only seen one of these reproduced in the past, and now this blog posts shows a …

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personal Peanuts

Up for auction is Schulz’s correspondence with a woman he was enamored of, including a variety of gag sketches done for her, both Peanuts and non. This goes with my instinct to find every little piece of  Schulzwork; in the wake of the release of Christmas Stocking, I’ve been joking …

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What the new film will mean

I’ve been thinking about the newly-announced Peanuts film and what it will all mean for those of us in the Peanuts fan/Peanuts stuff-buying community. Here are some quick thoughts: This will not be a minor film. This is coming from Blue Sky Productions, who have so far released seven movies, …

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Peanuts booth will have Comic-Con exclusives

It turns out they were just later in announcing the exclusive Peanuts items to be available at Comic-Con than most of the other booth’s items. The coolest thing, INGHO (In Nat Gertler’s Humble Opinion), is the women’s tee-shirts featuring Lucy Van Pelt in her cool spaceman spiffy pajamas, from an …

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Peanuts at Comic-Con

The annual Comic-Con in San Diego is a mere week away, and if you’re there, then there is some Peanuts stuff to look for. In particular, you can grab the comic book pictured here, which is an early copy of the upcoming issue 1 of volume 2 of the Peanuts …

Animated Peanuts

A Charlie Brown Christmas is Officially Important, musicwise

Each year, the U.S. Library of Congress names a set of audio recordings that are of historical importance, and this year’s announcement of 25 new inductees includes the soundtrack for A Charlie Brown Christmas! The announcement notes: “A Charlie Brown Christmas” introduced jazz to millions of listeners. The television soundtrack …

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More Peanuts in Space

In The Peanuts Collection, I discussed various ways in which the Peanuts characters have been in space, such as the Snoopy and Charlie Brown modules, and the packets of Silver Snoopy pins that have been sent on each mission. But there’s one way which I missed. On today’s broadcast of …

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There must be something Snoopy in the air

After covering that the film Tower Heist (which I have not seen) features Snoopy via his Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon, I was surprised that the other film which opened wide this weekend – A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas – had a briefer Snoopy mention, as a character asked …

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Snoopy statues invade overseas

For those of you who are missing the days when creative Peanuts statues flooded first St. Paul and then Santa Rosa, it may be time to cash in your frequent flier miles on a trip to Portugal. Friday was the beginning of the Lisbon Snoopy Parade, with 20 statues going …

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San Diego scavenger hunt

I missed one piece of Peanuts San Diego Comic-Connery; the first 200 people to stop by the Peanuts booth each day get a scavenger hunt card. Out of those, the first 50 to complete the hunt (which appears to involve stopping by the booths of various Peanuts licensees) gets a …