February 29, 2012

New MetLife commercials starring the Peanuts gang

The Peanuts gang - Snoopy in particular - have long served as "spokescharacters" for insurance company MetLife, and the relationship still seems to be going strong. In early 2012, three new MetLife commercials starring Charlie Brown, Lucy, Schroeder, and of course Snoopy aired on the TV networks during prime-time, including some premium placements during the Grammy and Oscar broadcasts.

They're pretty cute - if you haven't seen them yet, here are links to watch them on YouTube.  I've also added another one from early 2013.

First Step

Good Call

5 Cents

Going Up

(We're not recommending or endorsing MetLife or receiving any consideration from them; we just thought you'd enjoy the ads.)

February 13, 2012

Watch Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown & A Charlie Brown Valentine online

You can now watch Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown together with A Charlie Brown Valentine streaming online from either hulu.com or ABC.com.

The specials should be online through the end of February.

February 10, 2012

Reminder: Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown and A Charlie Brown Valentine air Saturday, February 11 on ABC

The Peanuts Valentine's Day double bill, featuring the specials Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown together with A Charlie Brown Valentine, airs Saturday, February 11, from 8-9 PM (Eastern/Pacific) on ABC.

February 8, 2012

Learn more about the new Peanuts comic book series

Peanuts fans living in Northern California — or those expected to visit later this month — will want to check out a cool event taking place at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 25, at Santa Rosa’s Charles M. Schulz Museum. The topic: BOOM! Studios’ new Peanuts comic book, with how-to-draw workshops, a panel discussion and comic book signing with creators Paige Braddock (Jane's World), Shane Houghton (Reed Gunther), Matt Whitlock (Family Guy), Lex Fajardo (Kid Beowulf), Vicki Scott (Peanuts illustrator), and Justin Thompson (MythTickle).

These programs are free with the price of Museum admission.

The creative talents cited above will give an illustrated, behind-the-scenes look at the process, to show how new Peanuts stories and artwork are being developed. The presentation will be followed by a comic book signing and workshops on how to draw your own Peanuts characters, with Whitlock and Scott.

The second issue of BOOM! Studios’ new Peanuts comic arrived this week, following January’s first issue, and a preview “zero issue” late last year. The book blends original stories with classic Peanuts Sunday strips by Charles M. Schulz; the new material is by Scott, Houghton and Whitlock.

The Charles M. Schulz Museum is located 50 minutes north of San Francisco (by car) on Highway 101. The address is 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa; for additional information, visit www.SchulzMuseum.org.

Peanuts #2 comic book now available

The second issue of the Peanuts comic book is available in comic book stores starting today, Wednesday, February 8. You can check out a 5-page preview at Comic Book Resources.

As before, we recommend visiting your local comic book store to get this latest issue (you can find the one nearest to you with the Comic Shop Locator), but it can be ordered directly from Boom Studios, although with a hefty shipping charge.

For more information about the new Peanuts comic book series, see our blog post about the first issue.