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GREAT PUMPKIN 2010: Plan your future accordingly

Coming in August 2010 is It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. The early signs suggest that this will be along the lines of last year’s new adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas.

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Schulz calendar shipping

Now shipping is a Charles Schulz desktop calendar – notice I’m saying Schulz, not Peanuts, because it’s not Peanuts. In fact, this maybe the first calendar made up of non-Peanuts Schulz material. Instead, this is a mixture of material from Schulz’s work for Warner Press (the stuff that’s collecting in …

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Schulz/Peanuts news

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 …

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Upcoming releases

More Peanuts DVDs

Coming in October is The Peanuts 1970’s Collection Volume 1, which continues the sequential release of the Peanuts specials (as well as the inappropriate use of an apostrophe in the title.) This set has two disks with half a dozen specials, including two that have never been on DVD before …

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Now shipping: Complete Peanuts boxed set

The Complete Peanuts 1971-1974 boxed set is now shipping.

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Now shipping — Complete Peanuts volume 12

It’s been a few weeks since there’s been a post here by me. Part of that has been because of a relative lack of news I can report, more of it has probably been a personal life that’s a bit full – my second child was born a couple days …

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not real Schulz

In the wake of yesterday’s post about the MetLife brochures, folks were asking whether the art on those might be original Schulz drawings. The answer is almost certainly not. While Sparky drew product art in the early days, by the time MetLife hooked up with Peanuts his art efforts were …

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Classic finds

helpful Peanuts booklets

Psychiatric advice from a Peanuts character may cost a nickel, but life advice is free, courtesy of the folks at MetLife. The insurance company has dozens of 24-page booklets available for reading at their website, illustrated with ten or so Peanuts images apiece. You can even call and request that …

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Schulz/Peanuts news

Peanuts intro writer gets top honor

Schulz pal Billie Jean King, who wrote the introduction for the forthcoming The Complete Peanuts 1973-1974 as well as the earlier Snoopy’s Tennis Book (plus her own book Tennis Love, which Schulz illustrated) has been selected by Obama to receive the Medal of Freedom. It will be presented on August …

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Peanuts go Blu-Ray

I’m back from Comic-Con, and what did I get there? Strange foreign germs, apparently. Lots of cough medicine and bed rest and all the TV shows that are stored up on my pseudoTivo, that’s what’s called for. Anyone who went there for the Peanuts stuff may have been a mite …

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