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A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving tonight on ABC

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving tonight on ABC

Tonight, a classic. For those of you with a free hour between 8-9pm, the ABC network should be your destination of choice, as the Disney-owned station puts on one of the more famous Charles M. Schulz Peanuts specials, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. This is the tenth Snoopy-themed special in the lineup, originally appearing on CBS in 1973 – even winning an Emmy! As if that weren’t enough of Lucy, Linus, Sally and the rest, the second half of the hour will feature This Is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers, on Thursday, November 18 at 8-9p. We couldn’t think of a better way to get ready for the Turkey holiday than with Charlie Brown and pals

The Peanuts gang star in It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

The Peanuts gang star in It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

If you weren’t already incredibly aware that Halloween was on its way, then tonight is the night you’ll know for sure, as ABC is breaking out the Peanuts classic It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Charlie Brown, and the rest of Charles M. Schulz’ creations are on the hunt for the legendary Great Pumpkin. Thankfully, for us, the entire thing is encapsulated in an hour long special, that ABC is airing tonight, October 28th. And remember, it’s not “if” the special airs tonight, it’s “when” — 8pm! That is of vital importance. Take a look at a clip of the toon in action, and if you’re able to stay awake for it, head to the pumpkin patch (living room?) and watch it tonight!!

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown on ABC

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown on ABC

Like clockwork – soothing, reassuring clockwork – the Peanuts celebrate every holiday with a special. And with ABC fully aware that Halloween is but days away, they’re throwing on one of the best in the collection of classics, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. The Charles M. Schulz toon will run this Thursday, October 28th at 8pm on ABC, just as it nears it’s 50th anniversary, having first been shown in 1966. Linus hopes that, finally, he will be visited by The Great Pumpkin, while Charlie Brown is (finally!) invited to a Halloween party. Vince Guaraldi is the music composer, of course, bringing his melodic background flow to the likes of Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Sally, Schroeder, and the rest.

He’s Your Dog, Charlie Brown: Deluxe Edition DVD Available September 21st

He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown: Deluxe Edition DVD Available September 21st

As summer officially turns into fall on September 21st, animation fans need not despair too much, as there’s a new Peanuts special to own on DVD, with improved picture and sound, as well as bonus features. Originally appearing in 1968, Warner Home Video brings this special back to the forefront, for under $20. In addition to the titular presentation, the disc contains “Life Is a Circus, Charlie Brown” from the 1980’s and the brand new bonus featurette, “Snoopy’s Home Ice: The Story of the Redwood Empire Ice Arena”. Read the summary and check out the box art right here

ABC to Snoopy and the Peanuts gang: Lucy Must Be Traded, Charlie Brown

ABC to Snoopy and the Peanuts gang: Lucy Must Be Traded, Charlie Brown

The Peanuts crew may now be worth $175 million (thanks to United Media) but the group of Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Woodstock, and more aren’t just resting back! With summer in full swing, the Peanuts Gang are back at it with a new baseball themed special: Lucy Must Be Traded, Charlie Brown. The episode reaches the ABC network on Wednesday, July 14th, at 8pm. Created by Charles M. Schulz, the characters started life in comic strips before moving to regular seasonal appearances on ABC, all featuring original music by Vince Guaraldi and David Benoit. After a whopping 900 losses, baseball team manager Charlie Brown will do anything for a win. The opportunity to trade Lucy might be his lucky ticket… but can new player Marcie finally lead the team to victory?

B.C. and Wizard of Id from comics to toons

B.C. and Wizard of Id from comics to toons

Over 50 years ago, Johnny Hart started what would later become an icon of comic books: a strip called B.C. Not ten years later, Hart again struck gold with a comic strip of his creation called The Wizard of Id. During the next 6 decades, the two toons have run in thousands of newspapers, both national and international, evolving to a legendary status like Peanuts. Now, each has a shot of moving to the next rank, as both are being worked on by Mark Simon to become an animated TV series and animated film. As far as we’re concerned, the more, the merrier!

Charlie Brown and Snoopy are worth $175 million, so says Peanuts sale

Charlie Brown and Snoopy are worth $175 million, so says Peanuts sale

Now that is a sizable investment! The Peanuts gang, whose members include Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Pig-Pen, Peppermint Patty, Schroeder, Linus, Sally, the red-headed girl, Woodstock, and more, was just sold by E.W. Scripps Co. to Iconix Brand Group. Iconix is currently known for brands like Joe Boxer, Candies, and Danskin, but can now add the famous comic strips and holiday-specials to their galleries. And at what cost? $175 million dollars. The Peanuts sale is beyond just Snoopy Comics, and certainly the largest monetary volume attributed to original creator, Charles M. Schulz; whose family will lock in 20 percent ownership of the franchise.

It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown

It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown

With Easter time coming up, we’re due for another holiday visit from our pals Charlie Brown and Snoopy. The Peanuts crew was given to us by Charles M. Schulz, and the gift keeps on giving as every few weeks, we’re the happy recipients of another special. This time, we get It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown, ready to hit ABC on Wednesday, March 31 at 8pm. The special features the wonderful musical talents of Vince Guaraldi, a fixture for Peanuts, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Take a sneak peek at the toon right here

Charlie Brown Peanuts Specials 1970’s Collection, Volume 2 DVD Set

Charlie Brown/Peanuts Specials - 1970's Collection, Volume 2 DVD Set Announced

The imagination of Charles M. Schulz has spawned decades of animated hits and legions of fans. Every year, one of the key highlights in ToonBarn news reporting is announcing when the Peanuts will be celebrating the Christmas holiday on your TV, or visiting the Great Pumpkin. Now, we’re able to take a few more of these types of animated classics home with us, as the DVD world welcomes the Charlie Brown/Peanuts Specials 1970’s Collection, Volume 2 DVD Set. Volume 1 arrived in stores only this past October, and fans gobbled them up. On June 1st, you can get your hands on this two-disc set for about $30, with all 6 specials completely remastered. Read on to see what’s included

A Charlie Brown Valentine on ABC tonight

A Charlie Brown Valentine on ABC tonight

For all you love birds out there, be sure to TOON into ABC tonight as the network airs the Peanuts special A Charlie Brown Valentine. Just like the classic Christmas special, the Halloween themed Great Pumpkin special, and the turkey-themed Thanksgiving special, the Valentine’s Day episode is taken directly from Charles M. Schulz’s famous comic strip, and will be on tonight, February 10th, at 8pm on ABC. Charlie Brown finally works up the courage to call the little red-haired girl to ask her to the Valentine’s Day dance. But once again he ends up broken-hearted and empty-handed when he dials the wrong number and reaches Peppermint Patty instead. You heart-shaped blockhead!

Super Bowl XLIV today, Saints versus the Colts

Super Bowl XLIV today, Saints versus the Colts

Today is the day, Super Bowl XLIV. Day-long hype will build the story of the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts doing battle on the field, a true grid iron classic. While any football reference instantly brings the toon image of Lucy and Charlie Brown of Peanuts fame to my mind, I’m very much looking forward to enjoying the game today. Well, the game, and the commercials! Have you guys picked a team yet? Is it the standard answer of “well, the Colts have Peyton, but we want ‘Nawlins to win!” ? What say you!!

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