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Animated Peanuts

The First Thanksgiving.

It’s common knowledge that A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving first aired on November 20, 1973. You can find that fact on the show’s IMDb page, or its Wikipedia page… at least if you check right now, before I get it fixed. You see, like much common knowledge, it appears to be wrong. …

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Dialogue balloon from the August 15, 1960 Peanuts
Greatest hits

Errors Live Forever

Charles Schulz was a stickler about language in his strip. You could see it in the way he included accurate shorthand or transcribed musical notes, the written language of music. He paid close attention to his punctuation. But all of that does not mean that he didn’t make mistakes. For …

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General

An age-old problem

In the US, one typically starts kindergarten at the age of 5. Charlie Brown was attending school before we first saw Linus, who was a baby at the time. Linus was attending school before Sally was born. Sally was attending school before Rerun was born. Rerun started school before the …

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Two lambs BAAAHH at Snoopy
New releases

Review: Scotland Bound, Charlie Brown

I managed to get my hands on a print copy of the new graphic novel Scotland Bound, Charlie Brown, which isn’t coming from Amazon for a couple weeks yet, simply by buying it at my local comic book store instead. (Support your comic shop, folks!) This is an adaptation of …

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Discounts

Discounting Charlie Brown’s politics

While Amazon is still listing Charlie Brown’s America at full cover price for preorder, the publisher is offering a discount on copies ordered from them…. if you have the secret discount code. Which I have now swiped from them, as part of my secret plans to cost them money and …

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Greatest hits

Trivial invasion

What is the latest craze for unlicensed print-on-demand and Kindle Peanuts books? Let’s take a look! All eight of these trivia books came out in the past 5 weeks. And all of them are pretty clearly unlicensed. Not that they don’t take copyright seriously, mind you. Copyright is a very …

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misspellings

Where did they misspell Schulz’s name this time?

Where did they misspell Schulz this time? This trademark registration, that’s where! (The name was part of the trademark because of the signature at Snoopy’s feet.)

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Comic book Peanuts

Peanuts graphic novel chat

Here’s one for Peanuts book fans: a week from today, the Schulz Museum is hosting a Zoom panel with the creative team of the new adapted-from-an-unproduced-TV-special graphic novel Scotland Bound, Charlie Brown. More details can be found at Calendar of Events – Charles M. Schulz Museum

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New releases

The other Peanuts

So it looks as though the same bozos who have been repeatedly publishing unlicensed Kindle collections of Peanuts works are also doing the same with Diary of a Wimpy Kid books… and labeling them as being Peanuts. (I’m not going to link in this case — my “hey, look at this!” …

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Die Comics
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Schulz’s Revenge

Charles Schulz gets his revenge on the comics field in the new hardcover Peanuts: DIE COMICS! Well, either that, or this is just the German translation of Peanuts Dell Archive. But do you dare assume that and risk missing out on something great?? (By the way, at the moment I …

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