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Peanuts loses to a Seuss

The final weekend tally for The Peanuts Movie in North America is in, and at $44,213,073, it remains the second biggest opening weekend for a non-Pixar G-rated movie, beaten out by Horton Hears a Who…. which was also directed by Steve Martino. (Not that any of this is directly important; the long-term …

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Snoopy in Chinese English

Go here for some coverage by CNC World, a China-based English language news channel, of the Snoopy Hollywood Walk Of Fame dedication. Yes, I’m blogging this mainly so that certain people can see my incompetency at trying to hold my book up to the camera (I appear at 2:19). I’m trying to …

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Free – the part of The Peanuts Movie my audience is least interested in.

For some reason, Fox has put the full cartoon short “Cosmic Scat-tastrophe” on the web for free. This is the Ice Age short that runs before The Peanuts Movie. Alas, they have not chosen to do that with the feature itself yet. (And it’s hard to blame them on that!)  

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The Peanuts Movie, of course

I’m just back from my second viewing of The Peanuts Movie (the kids wanted to see it), this time in 2-D… and I was right, it works just fine in 2-D. And I see that the weekend box office estimates are up. Now, these are a silly thing, they release these …

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Box officing

The box office numbers game is, well, a game, and lots of folks playing it seem to have little idea what they’re talking about. Whether a film like The Peanuts Movie is a financial success has to do with a lot more than how much it makes in its first weekend, …

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3-D or not 3-D, that is the question

AAUGH Blog reader Jason asks me whether he should see The Peanuts Movie in 3-D. Here’s my reaction: you really don’t have to… but for the exact same reason you don’t have to, you can. Most of the film isn’t using the 3-D in any aggressive ways. Things aren’t springing out …

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Morning notes

Well, today’s work for me will consist of going to see The Peanuts Movie… and any work day that involves 3-D glasses and a bucket of popcorn is a good one. A few quick notes: One thing I find interesting about those two Scholastic Books Peanuts deals I mentioned the other …

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A whole tweet worth’s of fame!

Amazon just sent out this tweet: Get excited for #PeanutsMovie with some #CharlieBrown history from @NatGertler! https://t.co/1AjZkGAAFrhttps://t.co/RzN5AVWwlD — Amazon Video (@AmazonVideo) November 5, 2015 That is me speaking in a clip from the making-of video for Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown, which Amazon is using to advertise the streaming of the film …

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So what about the movie

To stave off any questions about the movie: no, I haven’t seen it. I’ve only seen a minute or two of footage that was not in any of the standard promo material. I was not asked to the premiere this weekend (never been to any film premiere, really; one can live …

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The deluge is rolling in

The The Peanuts Movie promotion has been coming on strong for a while, as they build up to sell the movie… and now we’re already starting with the movie being used to sell other things. I just ran into the ad seen here (note, this is not a paid placement), using …