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The Mouse gets more Peanuts

Just a quick note that today’s announced Disney buyout of Fox’s entertainment units snags them just a little more of the Peanuts rights – specifically, the buyout would get them  rights to The Peanuts Movie, created by the Fox-owned Blue Sky Studios. (Disney is also the current licensee for certain Peanuts …

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A Charlie BANNED Christmas

Following up on yesterday’s post about how Texas prisons have banned The Peanuts Collection, I should note that that’s not the only Peanuts book they’ve banned. They’ve also banned the book adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas… and since they are, presumably, wise followers of this blog (all the best people …

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I’m an Amazon! And I’m Prime!

If you have both Amazon Prime and some strange urge to see the AAUGH Blogger talking, go watch the Amazon Prime Video steam of Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales, because for some reason after the special they have tacked on “Sibling Rivalry,” a documentary featurette about Rerun Van Pelt that was …

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Where are they now?

I was installing a new Blu-Ray player (well, reinstalling an old one, having lost the remote on the newer one), and I reckoned I’d test it by putting The Peanuts Movie disk in… which drew my 8 year old away form his video games, and he came over and watched the …

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A Charlie Brown Christmas tree-based product

Coming out next year from Running Press is A Charlie Brown Christmas Wooden Collectible Set. Priced at $9.99 and currently listed as a 32-page paperback, this is likely one of their “kits”, little boxed sets. Often, their sets include a book or pamphlet, but I really don’t have details on this …

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It be Charrrrlie Brown Christmas, me hearties!

Today is not just one of the greatest days of the year, it’s TWO of the greatest days of the year: International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and the day when the year’s first new book edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas is released.  And this edition is an all-new adaptation, …

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Back in my day, we spelled it “fork”

AAUGH Blog reader John pointed out this announcement of yet another home video release of the three perennial Peanuts specials (Christmas, Great Pumpkin, and Thanksgiving). While the announced advantage of this release is that it has remastered 4K editions, let’s face it, that’s far more resolution than these things were ever intended for or …

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There may be ad money better spent

If you go to ToysRUs.com and search for Peanuts, you get a screen like this one, bracketed with ads for The Peanuts Movie – only in theaters. Of course, The Peanuts Movie left US theaters over 10 months ago, after the last 15 theaters showing it had a final weekend where …

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You knew it had to be coming

This will be a year. A real year. The kind of year when we don’t just have a new book edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas, but it’s actually going to be a completely new adaptation! This one’s going to be a “deluxe edition”, a cloth-covered hardcover with foil highlights. The adaptation is …

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The Charlie Brown Christmas Show

Hogan’s Alley editor Tom Heintjes was showing around a copy of this old TV ad: Ah, the glory of local ads! In addition to the beautiful title of The Charlie Brown Christmas Show (what, don’t they know that the proper title is It’s “The Charlie Brown Christmas Show”, Charlie Brown!?), there’s that gloriously …