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Franklin

Having now listened to that BBC 4 Radio drama about the introduction of Franklin into Peanuts, I can say that it is quite well made. I cannot, of course, speak to its accuracy in the depictions of specific conversations, but I believe it is worth the listen. But I know …

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Franklin, the radio drama

I’m posting this before listening to it, so I can’t make any comments on the quality, but BBC 4 Radio just released their audio drama about the correspondence between Harriet Glickman and Charles Schulz that lead to the introduction of Franklin in Peanuts. Go listen. I wish Harriet had lived …

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Animated Peanuts

Reminder: Great Pumpkin is now streaming for free

I just checked, and I could indeed get Its the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown streaming for free. You have to have a device with an AppleTV app, and you have to have an Apple ID, but those are both free to get. And they appear to be running it without commercials …

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Upcoming releases

Countdown to Halloween!

When is the right time for a countdown to Halloween? You’d think it would be now, but no… it’s July 20th of next year. That’s when the new Peanuts book Countdown to Halloween! is scheduled for release. The book contains 31 presumably-brief tales, one for each day of October.  This …

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Upcoming releases

An Amazing Future?

Joe Wos, cartoonist, maze craftsman, and creator of the syndicated feature “MazeToons” (and frequent guest of the Schulz Museum), sent out this image while talking about some unspecified maze collection that will be coming December 2021: Is that a mountain range? The coiled cord of an old telephone handset? A …

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Bird On Skates!

I’ve never bought anything from the folks at Hammacher Schlemmer, but I guess they knew I’d want a copy of their catalog with Peanuts on the cover, so they sent it to me. (And if you didn’t get a catalog, but would like to order this item, you can order …

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Animated Peanuts

Thought on the Apple TV+ deal

The Apple TV+ deal folds in well with thoughts I’ve long had about television in the modern era. Now, I’m not talking about the new material being produced – that is an unalloyed good thing. But I am talking about the removal of the Big Three Peanuts specials from the …

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Peaaaaanutttts Booookss innnnnn SPAAAAAAACE!

So you do want to have astronaut Chris Cassidy on the International Space Station read you Peanuts books, right? Well, here’s two of them! Snoopy, First Beagle on the Moon! Shoot for the Moon, Snoopy!

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Animated Peanuts

New TV Specials Coming!

In the midst of the announcement that Apple TV+ has the rights to the classic specials, I almost overlooked their announcement of the quantity of NEW Peanuts material they’ll be bringing. I had assumed that the announcement of The Snoopy Show would mean no more Snoopy in Space, but wrong I am! A …

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Animated Peanuts

It’s Off the Network, Charlie Brown?

I’ve been getting email asking me about this year’s airing of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, because it wasn’t listed as coming up on the ABC schedule. And I was checking that schedule just the other day, and it still wasn’t there… and usually, it airs once early in the …

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