Friday, December 05, 2003

Peanuts Forever

Perhaps following the example of Tupac, who has continued to put out albums years after his death, it seems that there are plenty more Peanuts specials by Charles Schulz on the horizon.

I adore Peanuts, but this doesn't exite me. The only post-Schulz special I've seen was "A Charlie Brown Valentine," and it was disappointing in its plainness, being little more than a string of anecdotes drawn from strips. It also casually showed the Little Red-Haired Girl, which disappointed me. "It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown" suffered from the same simple construction, and it was produced years before Schulz's death. Perhaps these new specials will be better, but it'll be hard for them to equal the classics.


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