January 31, 2014

You're in a Pre-Superbowl Ad, Charlie Brown

The Peanuts gang's long association with insurance company MetLife continues this Sunday, February 2, when a new television commercial titled "National Anthem with Peanuts" will air during the 2014 Superbowl pre-game show.

But you don't have to wait for the Superbowl to see it - as is increasingly common, MetLife has posted the ad to YouTube in advance of the big game.  A week ago they posted a 30 second version, and today they posted a 60 minute version, which you can view by following this link:

National Anthem with Peanuts

While you're there, you can check out the other YouTube videos from MetLife - quite a few feature the Peanuts characters.

January 28, 2014

Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown + A Charlie Brown Valentine to air February 14 on ABC

ABC is celebrating Valentine's Day 2014 by airing two Peanuts specials that evening - the 1975 special Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown and the 2002 special A Charlie Brown Valentine. They'll air back-to-back from 8-9 PM on Friday, February 14 (Eastern/Pacific time).

In Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown, Charlie Brown hopes for Valentine's cards at the school Valentine's Day party while Linus worries about how to show his affection for his teacher, Miss Othmar.  Then in A Charlie Brown Valentine, Charlie Brown tries to impress the little red-haired girl, but instead Peppermint Patty asks him to a Valentine's Day dance.


And another modest item of Peanuts television news: a signed letter from Charles Schulz with a drawing of Linus will be one of the items featured on the February 10, 2014 episode ("Detroit, Hour 3") of the PBS show Antiques Roadshow.  Typically new episodes air at 8 PM (Eastern/Pacific) on Monday evenings, but check local listings to confirm the time on your PBS station.

January 21, 2014

Peanuts #15 in stores Wednesday, January 22

The comic book Peanuts #15 arrives Wednesday, January 22, 2014.  In this issue you'll find the new stories "Joe Stockcar," "The Best Defense," "Woodstock's Lonely Day," and "Press Here," along with a few classic Peanuts Sunday strips.  There's a five-page preview at ComicVine.

You can buy Peanuts #15 at your local comic book store, or order it directly from Boom! Studio's website.