Peanuts and DVD… no, not that kind of DVD

Charles Schulz would’ve turned 87 years old today. The rest of this post has nothing to do with that.

I’ve always been a bit reluctant to post Internet videos here, because so many of them are copyright violations (and as a producer of copyrighted material, I take that seriously). However, these days, with the biggest copyright holders cutting deals with YouTube and monitoring what’s on there, I tend to reckon if something produced by one of the big boys has been online for a couple weeks, it’s been approved.

So here’s a bit of Peanuts animation you may very well not have seen before – the Peanuts characters meeting Dick Van Dyke, as the introduction for one of a series of specials that CBS aired on their 50th anniversary in the 1970s.

And by the way, if you’d kinda like to avoid getting up in the wee hours tomorrow to get stand outside in a line waiting to get in to a store to shove your way toward some Black Friday deal that they only have three of… well, Amazon has their own Black Friday deals going that you can buy from the comfort of your bean bag couch…. and some of them are already going (new deals every few hours.)

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New Peanuts feature film on the way

Apple, who have been producing Peanuts series and specials in plentitude, have announced that they, Wildbrain, and Peanuts Worldwide are working together on a new Peanuts feature-length film, the Hollywood Reporter notes. If you liked the last feature film, then this should be very good news. They’re using a story …

Sam’s Club special

AAUGH Blog reader Bill alerted us to the fact the Sam’s Club stores have the boxed set The Peanuts Collection for a mere $11.98, about $9 less than when Costco had that set two years ago, and far far less than the total cost of the enclosed books (The Peanuts …

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Beagle Scout missions

Those of you who have never been to the San Diego Comic-Con (or who haven’t been in a the past couple decades) may not realize that the event goes well beyond the convention center. For blocks around, there are pop-up shops in unused storefronts, studios creating fan “experiences” in parking …