No Oscar nominations for The Peanuts Movie

I thought The Peanuts Movie had a good chance at an Oscar nomination, but most of the big-time animated movies of the year didn’t make it into the Animated Movies category – sure, Inside Out made it on there (it could hardly not), but none of the other big US studio releases did (no Good DinosaurMinionsHotel Transylvania 2The Spongebob Movie). The next biggest film on the list, in terms of US box office, was Shaun the Sheep. After that, you’re down to arthouse flicks. There are other categories it could’ve gotten nominated for things , but it looks like the only category outside of the animation ghetto where any animated film got nominated was a screenplay nod for Inside Out.

In other words: Fifty Shades of Grey got one more Oscar nomination than The Peanuts Movie, so it’s objectively a better film.

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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 …

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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 …

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Bulk book

What do I have to say about the new board book edition of It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. I mean, the reading experience of being told “and that happens at every door. All the other kids get wonderful treats like candy, gum, and popcorn balls … and Charlie Brown …