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Review: "Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown!" Offers a Fun Trip Up Nostalgia River

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Charles Schulz, Lee Mendelson, and Bill Melendez only produced four theatrical Peanuts movies, and Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown is a solid contribution to the animated Peanuts body of work, even if I don’t think anyone would consider it among the best of them. It is definitely one of the better animated Peanuts productions […]

Lee Mendelson Looks Back on "Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown!"

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In 1963, producer Lee Mendelson had formed his production company in San Francisco, CA, and produced the documentary A Man Named Mays. The documentary on famed baseball player Willie Mays had aired on NBC in the fall, and when Mendelson was looking around for his next project, he noticed a Peanuts comic strip about baseball […]

"Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown!" Debuts on DVD on February 10, 2015

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A Classic Peanuts Feature-Length Movie Makes Its DVD Debut RACE FOR YOUR LIFE, CHARLIE BROWN Street Date: 2/10/15 Approx. Runtime: 76 minutes SRP: $14.99 U.S./16.99 Canada Overview: Written by Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz, RACE FOR YOUR LIFE, CHARLIE BROWN is a delightful and fun-filled adventure that the whole family can enjoy. Newly remastered for […]

CLIP: New "The Peanuts Movie" Trailer Highlights Snoopy, Reveals the Gang

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20th Century Fox has released the first full official trailer for Blue Sky Studios’ upcoming film The Peanuts Movie today. While the teaser trailer released in March features Charlie Brown and Snoopy the new video spotlights Snoopy and Woodstock, one of Snoopy’s fantasized dogfights against the Red Baron, and a brief look at the entire Peanuts gang with some physical […]

Snoopy Gets Fancy Attire

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Charlie Brown seemingly only has that single shirt with a zig zag stripe going through it while Linus, Lucy, Sally and Peppermint Patty all seem to have the same clothes on every television show or comic strip with only colors periodically changing and Snoopy – he doesn’t wear any clothes because dogs usually don’t. But […]

Peanuts Voice Actors Speak Out

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Thanks to the lengthy efforts of author and animation archeologist Marc Tyler Nobleman, the voice actors who gave life to the array of characters from Charles Schulz’s iconic “Peanuts” comic strip when they came to the television screen in various specials, talked about their experiences voicing their characters. Nobleman painstakingly tracked down many of the […]

CLIP: Teaser Trailer for "Peanuts" Movie Posted

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20th Century Fox has released a teaser trailer for Blue Sky Studios’ upcoming Peanuts feature film, which offers a first look at the movie’s art style and the appearances of Charlie Brown and Snoopy. The Peanuts movie is being produced by the son of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz, Craig Schulz, who wrote the screenplay […]

Peanuts, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Steve Jobs Planned as U.S. Postage Stamps

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The Washington Post has uncovered a list of planned designs for upcoming U.S. postage stamps for 2014-2015, which includes Charles Schulz’s Peanuts, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Apple co-founder and seminal Pixar figure Steve Jobs. Rudolph is listed as “Design Approved” for release in 2014 (alongside stamps commemorating events of the Civil War, the War […]

ABC Will Continue Airing "Peanuts" Holiday Specials Until 2020

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ABC Television Network announced today that it has extended for the next 20 years its deal for the airing rights of the Charlie Brown Holiday Specials with Peanuts Worldwide LLC and Lee Mendelson Film Productions. This deal, gives ABC Television Network the rights to air the Charlie Brown specials until 2020. “We are thrilled that […]

Hold On To That Security Blanket, Linus – There’s More Peanuts News

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Coming on the heels of the announcement of the first full-length animated feature movie with the entire “Peanuts” cast since 1973’s “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” is yet another announcement that a collaboration between Normaal Animation Studios in Germany and Peanuts Worldwide will provide us with 500 animated shorts – essentially 90-second representations of the classic […]

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