Upcoming releases

The next Peanuts DVD is…

Coming in January is the remastered DVD release of You’re A Good Sport, Charlie Brown, the motocross racing special. The bonus special will be You’re the Greatest, Charlie Brown, about the decathlon. Neither of these shows have been on DVD before in the U.S. The special feature on this disk …

Upcoming releases

the next Complete Peanuts

The Complete Peanuts Volume 11: 1971-1972 is now available for preorder. And going well with the Sally cover is an introduction by Kristin Chenowith, who won a Tony for her performance as Sally in the Broadway revival of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (and who now co-stars in the …

Upcoming releases

Return of the Snow Block

Last year, Barnes & Noble had an exclusive book edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas, reprinting the original adaptation of the TV special, with a “snow block” – basically, a rectangular snow globe. (In fact, that edition is still available.) This November, they have another new edition, again packaged with …

Now shipping

You Can Be Anything (but your days are numbered)

Coming in March: You Can Be Anything!, a new Peanuts kids hardcover. And now shipping are various Peanuts calendars for 2009. This year, you can choose between: Peanuts Love Is wall calendar Mini day-to-day calendar (with magentic backing and easel) Engagement diary calendar Page per day calendar Peanuts Mom’s Organizer …

Upcoming releases

Peanuts holiday boxed set

If you’re looking forward to the new Peanuts DVDs, get the boxed set. Not only do you get three DVDs (A Charlie Brown Christmas, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, and It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown) for about $10 less than buying them separately, you also get them weeks before a …

Schulz/Peanuts news

Peanuts on DVD and the campaign trail

Taking advantage of the election season, the folks at Warner Home Video are moving the TV special You’re Not Elected Charlie Brown from its former role as the second feature on Great Pumpkin DVDs to its own lead role on a DVD that comes out in early October. Taking the …

Reviews

That Racer X Illustrated piece

Well, I’ve got my hands on the Peanuts-covered issue of Racer X Illustrated which I mentioned earlier. It’s apparently not on the stands quite yet — I checked my local Borders yesterday, and they still had copies of the previous issue out (which means that the next issue should be …

Upcoming releases

Happiness defered is not happiness denied

The upcoming A Treasury of Happiness, collecting the material from the eight Happiness Is A Warm Puppy-style gift books, has been delayed until November (from its previous slated August release.)

New releases

Peanuts meet Dracula

A couple years back, a talented one-time collaborator of mine named Adam Rex came out with a children’s book of humorous poems about monsters, called Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich. I meant to blog about that here not only because the book was very funny (which it was) but because when …

Upcoming releases

Grrrreat Pumpkin, the really extended edition

The new DVD edition of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown comes out in September. And yes, it does include a second animated special It’s Magic, Charlie Brown (which means that this time they’re not keeping with the same paired-special packaging as the previous version, which had You’re Not Elected, …