An anniversary with an asterisk

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Folks are celebrating today as the 55th anniversary of the premiere of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Which, well…

Do you remember how I told you that Canadians got to see A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving before those of us who live in the United States did? Oh, sure you do. They used “Canadian Thanksgiving” as an excuse.

Well, it turns out they got Great Pumpkin a day ahead of the US!

What are you gonna tell me, “Canadian Halloween”? Or is it just that CBC comes before CBS in the alphabet??

Or is it that Canadians are secretly trying to undermine us at every turn? I hear they’ve even infiltrated our National Hockey League now!

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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 …