Animated Peanuts

Happiness Is a Blanket

Coming in February from Running Press Kids is Happiness Is a Blanket, Charlie Brown, which would appear to be an adaptation of a new Peanuts special that the LA Flash animation studio Wildbrain is bringing to life. Is this a direct-to-video or direct-to-iTunes release, or will it see release to …

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Peanuts Summer Specials

When cruising Netflix’s streamable content the other night in the search for something for my daughter to watch, I stumbled across a packaging of Peanuts videos that I had not noticed before: Peanuts Summertime Specials. It strings together It’s Spring Training, Charlie Brown, the all-too-overlooked¬†Charlie Brown’s All-Stars, and It Was …

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Guaraldi’s Peanut Portraits

Now available for preorder is Peanuts Portraits, a new album of old tracks, including some previously-unreleased takes. Some of it is pure Guaraldi, other parts are George Winston covering Guaraldi’s characters tunes. Peanuts FAQ maintainer Derrick Bang provides what they still apparently call “liner notes”, despite the facts that CDs …

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The rest of the 1970s specials

Shipping in June is Peanuts 1970’s Collection volume 2, a DVD set which includes: Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown You’re a Good Sport, Charlie Brown It’s Arbor Day, Charlie Brown It’s Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown What a Nightmare, Charlie Brown You’re the Greatest, Charlie Brown So that’s all the …

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Finally, book editions of A Charlie Brown Christmas

Someone in this world knows how to make this AAUGH Blogger happy. Coming in November is the Peanuts Holiday Box Set, which almost certainly will include a book adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas, probably reprinting the Running Press adaptation. But better than that, the same month brings… A Charlie …

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You are Good Folks, AAUGH Blog Readers

First off, thanks to all of the AAUGH Blog readers who sent in suggestions about how I can get the scent of smoke out of my Braille edition of Home Is On Top Of A Doghouse (various suggestions of laundry products, baking soda, and exposure to sun). I do now …

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You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown now shipping

Released today: (And no, I don’t have my copy yet, so I haven’t seen how the documentary featurette came out. I’ll presume I didn’t look too foolish; that’s the magic of editing!)

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You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, but are you award-winning?

I hope everyone is having good holidays, finding joy and happiness and yes, even though it may be materialistic, I hope you’re getting good gifts. Good gifts make people happy, both those who give them and those who get them. Among the gifts I got this year was an audition …

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A Charlie Brown Christmas online, free

Hey, ABC has put A Charlie Brown Christmas and Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales, online, for free viewing (with ads)! (Although for some reason they’re paying for ad placement for the online video of their December 8 airing, which was edited; the above link should be the full-length edition.) And if …

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A Boy Named Charlie

Today’s addition to the AAUGH.com reference library (well, one of them, I don’t mention everything I get) is the souvenir booklet for the Japanese release of A Boy Named Charlie Brown. About 8 1/3″x 11 2/3″, this 20 page booklet has character descriptions, some text presumably on the plot and …