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a minor variation

For you hardcore collectors: I noticed that Hallmark has their own edition of the It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown board book that came out last year.  The variations are small – Hallmark publishing logo, bar code and price on a sticker instead of printed on the book itself, stuff …

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New releases

Peanuts special books

Now shipping: It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. What, that’s not specific enough? You’re right. I should say that now shipping is the book adaptation of It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. What, still not specific enough? Okay, it’s the Running Press book adaptation of It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie …

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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 …

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Schulz/Peanuts news

R.I.P. Bill Melendez

Bill Melendez, the animator who brought the Peanuts characters to screens big and small, turning out some of the most beloved cartoons, passed away yesterday, at 91. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Melendez on a couple occasions. He was happy, friendly, and even in his later years, an …

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A leather-bound pumpkin

For those of you who like throwing the big bucks at the fancy editions of Peanuts books, Easton Press now has turned their leather-binding, gold-stamping equipment on It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: The Making of a Television Classic. It’ll run you about $80. Like all Easton Press editions, it’s …

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Amazon policy change

Word is getting out about an Amazon policy change that’s about to hit, and I wanted to be clear about what this change is… and more vitally, what it isn’t. Amazon is eliminating their 30-day price guarantee. Up until now, if you ordered something, Amazon shipped it, and a couple …

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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 …

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Buy Willie, Get Joe For Free

You know that big, two-volume hardcover boxed set of Willie & Joe you’ve been lusting after? The one with all those great World War II cartoons by Bill Mauldin, the very same cartoonist that Snoopy used to quaff root beers with each Veterans’ Day? And you look at the $65 …

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How old is Linus?

Well, we know he’s at least three years old. Why do I say that? Well, I just got the new box “kit” set Linus Learns to Share. And as the cover points out, the book includes Linus’s blanket. And according to another part of the cover… …this is a choking …

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Schulz/Peanuts news

Snoopy in the air, on the air

My pal Scott McGuire notes that CBS is about to reair a one-hour documentary about Snoopy. No, not the dog himself… the blimp, Met Life’s “Snoopy One”. The title is The Best Shot in Golf, and it airs Saturday daytime on CBS. Check your local listings.

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