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The bull has pulled the football away

Ach, I was wrong in a previous forecast; Ferdinand has had more legs than I expected, and The Peanuts Movie is once again the lowest-grossing feature film that Blue Sky Studios has released.

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The AAUGH Blog Podcast: What is a book, anyway?

The AAUGH.com Reference library has many, many Peanuts books… including a few things that aren’t quite books, and others that are barely books, and others that are books and more. We take an (audio) look at them here.

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New releases

Be Kind, Be Brave, Be You beview… er, review

On the market as of last week is Be Kind, Be Brave, Be You, a board book which is made up of three upbeat-positivity-type poems by Elizabeth Dennis Barton, with Peanuts illustrations by Scott Jerald. I actually found this one reasonably charming – I could see reading this to my kids …

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Animated Peanuts

Deluxe Pumpkin cover

Here we have a first look at the cover to It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: Deluxe Edition, the new book adaptation which will hit sincere pumpkin patches (as well as Amazon) this July (and is available for preorder now, of course.) The cover is by the ever-talented Vicki Scott, and …

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Animated Peanuts

Out of the cellar

The Peanuts Movie, which had the distinction of being the best-reviewed film Blue Sky Studios ever produced (judging by both the Rotten Tomatoes aggregate score;  Metacritic puts in in second) also had the more dubious distinction of being Blue Sky’s lowest grossing film ever, bringing in $246 million worldwide. Now, …

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The AAUGH Blog Podcast: Nosey Little Puppies

A relatively brief episode looking at some other dogs named “Snoopy” from children’s literature… including the podcast’s first storytime!

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General

Charlie Brown, playa

I have no idea whether the copywriter here thought that Patty was Charlie Brown’s main love interest and Lucy his side-piece, or the other way ’round. But in any case, someone needs be shot for putting unneeded quotation marks within a word balloon.

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The AAUGH Blog Podcast: Robert Pope interview

On this episode if The AAUGH Blog Podcast, we have a nice long interview with Robert Pope, the artist on many recent Peanuts storybooks and on the Kaboom! Peanuts comic book, a wide-ranging conversation that covers not only that, but touches on his work on Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Scooby-Doo, …

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New releases

Peanuts for the Soul – review

The hardcover strip collection Peanuts for the Soul is published in the UK, but there are copies available in the US (although Amazon is for some reason listing the title as The Comfort of Blankets.) This is an undersized hardcover collecting the more philosophical strips, with each strip (whether a full …

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New releases

Review: The Comics of Charles Schulz

Hey, folks – I’m doing pretty much the same review both here in the blog and on the podcast, although I’ll be winging it a bit in the audio recording. So choose which medium you prefer. Someone once told me that a certain person of import on the Peanuts world …

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