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Peanuts goes all graphic novelly on us

As I noted earlier, comics publisher Boom! had announced that they would have some Peanuts material as part of their new Kaboom imprint… and it’s happening quicker than one might have expected. They just announced that they’ll have a graphic novel adaptation of the new direct-to-DVD special Happiness is a …

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Warm Blanket Happiness is now available

The book adaptation of the upcoming Peanuts direct-to-DVD release Happiness is a Warm Blanket is now shipping. The DVD itself isn’t due out until next month. (But here’s a thought – order them both now, and that will put an order just over $25, thus qualifying you for free super-saver …

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Two Valentines for Charlie Brown tonight

In the US, on ABC tonight (at 8 o’clock in most markets) is an hour’s worth of Peanutsy goodness, made up of Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown and A Charlie Brown Valentine.

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A thought for today

I have seen, in recent years, many folks post that “Peanuts” should be removed from the newspaper to make room for newer, non-rerun strips. But I have never heard anyone say that A Charlie Brown Christmas should be removed from the TV schedule to make room for newer, non-rerun TV. …

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What’s coming in 2011

What will this year bring Peanuts fans. The new animated special will be accompanied by a book adaptation. There will, of course, be two new volumes of The Complete Peanuts, covering 1979 through 1982. And beyond that? Honestly, I don’t know. Usually by now I’d have some clue on some …

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The End is Near, Charlie Brown

The end of 2010 is zooming up on us, and 2011 is right around the corner… as proven by the fact that Happy New Year, Charlie Brown is airing tonight.

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Warm Blanket coming to DVD

I still haven’t heard final word on whether the new animated special, Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown, will get a TV airing before it gets released to home video… but we do now have the date for that video release. The DVD will be available on March 29, …

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Charlie Brown’s Caffeinated Christmas

A couple of you have written me about something Starbucks is offering its customers – a set with an A Charlie Brown Christmas DVD and a CD of the music, in a trifold with a booklet. So for those of you who don’t have Starbucks nearby (yes, I can hear …

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what folks are ordering

The things AAUGH Blog readers order always fascinate me (to be clear: Amazon shows me what you order after clicking through here, but don’t show me who orders things, or even which different items were part of the same order.) There are, unsurprisingly, orders for things talked about on the …

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I Want a Dog, tonight

The hour-long Peanuts special I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown airs in the US on ABC tonight, and then again on Saturday – which will be a rerun about Rerun! My posting about the Peanuts pillow book generated enough orders that I thought there might be a general …