Comic Riffs: peanuts


Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 12/19/2013

Tonight’s ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’: Why the ‘Peanuts’ TV special’s appeal endures

‘Charlie Brown Christmas’: Emmy-winning producer reflects on classic show’s appeal — and its serendipity.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:01 AM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  peanuts, holiday TV specials, holiday_activity

Posted at 12:03 AM ET, 11/26/2013

CHARLES SCHULZ: Celebrating the anniversary of ‘Peanuts’ creator’s birth with tribute cartoons

CHARLES SCHULZ: Celebrating the anniversary of ‘Peanuts’ creator’s birth today with tribute cartoons.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:03 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  charles schulz, peanuts

Posted at 11:40 PM ET, 10/28/2013

‘IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN’: 7 Things You Don’t Know About Thursday’s ‘Peanuts’ Special

‘IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN’: 7 Things You Don’t Know About ‘Peanuts’ Special

By Michael Cavna  |  11:40 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  peanuts, halloween

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 07/19/2013

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: Paige Braddock on the power of ‘Peanuts’ — and LGBTQ storytelling in 2013

COMIC-CON 2013: Paige Braddock on the lasting power of ‘Peanuts’ — and LGBTQ storytelling in 2013.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:07 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  san diego comic-con, peanuts, paige braddock, webcomics

Posted at 07:54 PM ET, 01/23/2013

GOOD GRIEF: Original ‘voice of Charlie Brown’ arrested on stalking, threat charges; reportedly is terminally ill

‘Peanuts’ child actor Peter Robbins reportedly is terminally ill.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:54 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  peter robbins, peanuts, charlie brown, chris shea

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 11/28/2012

‘A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS’ 2012: The gospel truth behind how tonight’s ‘Peanuts’ special became a beloved holiday classic

The gospel truth behind how tonight’s ‘Peanuts’ special on ABC became a beloved holiday classic.

By Michael Cavna  |  06:01 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  peanuts, a charlie brown christmas, charles schulz, jean schulz, lee mendelson, bill melendez, vince guaraldi, abc, mike peters, michael chabon

Posted at 12:27 AM ET, 10/31/2012

‘IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN’: 7 Things You Don’t Know About the ‘Peanuts’ Halloween Special tonight

7 Things You Don’t Know about tonight’s ‘Peanuts’ Halloween special.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:27 AM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  peanuts, great pumpkin, charles schulz, bill melendez, lee mendelson

Posted at 09:42 PM ET, 02/08/2012

#SNOOPYVALENTINE: ‘Peanuts’ trends on Twitter thanks to savvy social-media ‘party’

By Michael Cavna  |  09:42 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  peanuts worldwide, iconix, ariana grande

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 12/07/2011

A CHRISTMAS WISH: Don’t cut down my ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’

By Michael Cavna  |  12:26 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  peanuts, charlie brown christmas, charlie brown christmas tales

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 12/05/2011

‘A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS’: The gospel truth behind how a humble ‘Peanuts’ holiday classic defied the odds

As the warm holiday classic airs Monday night, those close to the “Peanuts” production recall how a perennial classic came to be.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:30 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  charlie brown christmas, peanuts, lee mendelson, charles schulz, bill melendez, jean schulz, peter robbins, michael chabon, mike peters

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 10/28/2011

‘It’s the Great #Twitter Remake, Charlie Brown’ [UPDATED]

By Michael Cavna  |  12:58 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  peanuts, beavis and butthead

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 10/27/2011

‘IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN’: 7 Things You Don’t Know About Tonight’s ‘Peanuts’ Special

As the holiday TV classic airs, we share “Seven Things You Don’t Know About the ‘Peanuts’ Special.”

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  peanuts, great pumpkin, charlie brown, lee mendelson, charles schulz, bill melendez, peter robbins, charlie brown Christmas

Posted at 07:10 AM ET, 08/03/2011

‘PEANUTS’ launches major digital and social-media expansion

Charlie Brown, Lucy and Snoopy are coming to you via gaming, apps and social media in new, massive global campaign with Iconix, Peanuts Worldwide announces.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:10 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  peanuts, charles schulz, jean schulz, iconix

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 03/29/2011

The ‘Riffs Interview: One fan’s new ‘3eanuts’ site takes stripped-down view of ‘PEANUTS’

By Michael Cavna  |  10:56 AM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  comic riffs, daniel leonard, 3eanuts, peanuts, charles schulz

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 12/28/2010

'DILBERT's' new syndicate: Comic moves to cubicles of Universal Uclick

Universal Uclick has wooed another major comic strip from United Feature Syndicate. After two decades at UFS, Scott Adams's "Dilbert" will move to the offices of the Kansas City syndicate, Universal tells Comic Riffs. Universal Uclick announced in a...

By Michael Cavna  |  12:47 PM ET, 12/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Comic Strip | Tags:  Dilbert, Peanuts, Scott Adams, United Feature Syndicate, Universal Uclick

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 10/01/2010

'PEANUTS' TURNS 60: Smithsonian pays tribute this weekend with portrait unveiling & Family Day

(1966 Peanuts LLC) When I met Charles Schulz in 1998, there was already much talk about how to tout the golden anniversary of his beloved "Peanuts" in 2000. If possible, tomorrow's 60th anniversary of the comic's launch has the...

By Michael Cavna  |  09:45 AM ET, 10/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Comic Strip | Tags:  Charles M. Schulz, Jean Schulz, Lee Mendelson, Peanuts

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 09/09/2010

Good grief: 'PEANUTS' will leave syndicate in February for Universal [UPDATED]

It's official: Come next February, United Feature Syndicate will no longer distribute "Peanuts." After 60 years, Charlie Brown is moving to the syndicate Universal Uclick. "We feel Universal is a natural partnership for us," Jean Schulz, wife of late...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:25 PM ET, 09/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Comic Strip | Tags:  Charles M. Schulz, Jean Schulz, Lee Salem, Peanuts, United Feature Syndicate, Universal UClick