The Peanuts special that never was now shall be…

Animated Peanuts

Charles Schulz shuffled off this mortal coil decades back. Bill Melendez has been gone for over a decade. Together, the two of them created many fine animated specials that we all enjoyed… and, apparently, one that never made it into production.

Which is to say that, coming out in April (yet not yet pre-orderable through Amazon) is a graphic novel adapting a tale that Schulz and Melendez had apparently gotten to the storyboard stage. Scotland Bound, Charlie Brown tells the tale of Charlie Brown and several of his key chums heading off to Scotland, (unsurprisingly, given the title, but with any other title, you’d go “Really? Scotland?? I did nae see that coming!”) The solicitation promises us golf, music, and the mystery of Loch Ness. The adaptation is by Peanuts comics regulars Jason Cooper and Robert Pope.

112 pages for a U.S. list price of $9.99. I’m sure I’ll have more details for you soon! (And thanks to AAUGH Blog reader Brett for catching this one when it snuck by me.)

Upcoming releases
Peanuts books to buy, and a free one

We’ve got a few more books listed as coming up later this year. There’s no surprise that we’re getting the paperback edition of The Complete Peanuts 1993-1994, and with it, the box set of 1991-1994. After all, these have been coming out like clockwork, and 2025 should bring us the …

Upcoming releases
Mostly recycled Peanuts books

There are some new Peanuts titles showing up in the pipeline. I don’t have covers yet, but the books are simple to explain. Welcome Home, Franklin! adopts the new TV special that will hit Apple TV+ on the 16th. Here’s to You Charlie Brown and You’re the Greatest, Charlie Brown …

Upcoming releases
Upcoming collections

Coming in May is Five Funny Snoopy and Charlie Brown Stories!, a compilation of the previously-released kids storybooks Let’s Go to the Library!; Time for School, Charlie Brown; Snoopy and Woodstock; Snoopy, First Beagle on the Moon!; and Make a Trade, Charlie Brown! We now have a cover for the …