Squeaky wheel, meet grease

Having chastised the Christian Science Monitor for their article on the end of the MetLife Peanuts license, I must now commend them for taking my concerns seriously once I submitted them. While the article is still grounded in some assumption of a lack of interest in Peanuts among the younger demographic, they have reworked it not only to remove the false claims of Peanuts availability on Netflix, but also to add:

That doesn’t mean, however, that the Peanuts gang has entirely lost its fan base. There is a new Peanuts TV series currently running on Cartoon Network’s Boomerang. A successful Peanuts movie released just last year.

(The next line, which was also in the earlier version, lets you know that “there continue to be hundreds of Peanuts products around the world.” I should’ve taken time to scoff at the “hundreds”. Hallmark alone has hundreds of Peanuts products. Try doing a search for “Snoopy” at Amazon and see how many results you get…)

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Heads up: Schulzy stuff on CBS Sunday Morning tomorrow

On tomorrow’s episode of CBS Sunday Morning, they’ll be stopping by the Charles M. Schulz Museum and talking to Jeannie as well as my Schulz: 100 Objects collaborator Benjamin L. Clark about Schulz, his work, and the museum! 40 SHARES Share Tweet this thing Follow the AAUGH Blog

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Thoughts on the Schulz Centennial

You would think that I would’ve had a blog post ready to go for this monumentous day, the 100th anniversary of the birth of Charles M. Schulz. But no, I am sitting here on the day, chewing on leftover turkey and putting together my thoughts. And certainly, Schulz has had …

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Party on the funnies page!

Saturday is the 100th anniversary of Charles Schulz’s birth, and cartoonists have decided to celebrate it. Egged on by Mutts creator Patrick O”Donnell and Jumpstart’s Robb Armstrong, over 80 cartoonists have decided to include some Peanuts reference, whether obvious or vague, in their Saturday strip. Pick up your local paper …