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The Peanuts movie cast

Here’s the Today Show piece they aired yesterday introducing the new Peanuts voice cast, after some light chat with Craig Schulz and producer Paul Feig. Yes, it is appropriately a cast of kids again. (Not seen of course is the one adult, the late Bill Melendez, whose voice work is being reused …

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Peanuts movie trailer!

Here ya go! (If you’re getting this via email, click on the words “Peanuts movie trailer” above to get taken to the web page.  

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Peanuts movie coverage in USA Today

USAToday today has an article on next year’s Peanuts movie, including a number of images – very smily images, but these are publicity shots.

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Think of the Future, Charlie Brown

The third unit of the Intermediate Series of the Charlie Brown’s Career Education Program filmstrips is Think of the Future, Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown and his friends discuss how many of the things in the world today weren’t around 100 years ago, listing various things (although Charlie Brown, in trying to list …

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Peanuts the Movie the Comic Book

Coming next August is Peanuts Movie OGN. Now, for those of you not used to the terminology of the comics business, OGN is short for Original Graphic Novel, a thick comic book that is not just a collection of thinner comic book. So this is a comic book based on a movie based …

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those 500 new Peanuts shorts

The 500 new short Peanuts animations being created by Normaal in France have been getting some attention of late. There are at least a couple of examples out there, floating around in the wild; I’m not going to link to them here because they appear to be unauthorized. But this …

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What filmstrips there are

Yes, yes, another post on Charlie Brown’s Career Education Program, the filmstrip series that was underwritten by your tax dollars… at least, if you were paying federal taxes in the US in the late 1970s. According the booklets, these were underwritten by a grant from the  U.S. Office of Education, …

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It’s Your Hobby, Charlie Brown

I’ve been going through the filmstrips that I received this weekend, checking some of the details (turns out I’m missing one filmstrip that I have a teacher’s guide for, and have doubles of another strip), and digging into one of them. Well, I cheated on that a bit; I haven’t dug …

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Peanuts movie design art peek

Well, the release of the new Peanuts movie, produced by Blue Sky Studios is still about a year away. And we’ll see a small amount of design art from it in The Art of Blue Sky Studios, which drops in two weeks. But if you head over to that book’s listing …

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Scanimation strikes

Part of the avalanche of Peanuts books landing on my doorstep this week is Peanuts: A Scanimation Book. This is one of those books where when you turn the page, a picture animates, like the Peanuts Moving Book I reviewed a few months back. The ten scenes in this book are …