Charles Schulz, Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang have been a part of my life since I was a little girl of approximately 8 years old. As a child, I often watched my cartoonist father draw pictures of Snoopy for me, and I would later sit and labor away for hours trying to replicate them. I always had a love of drawing, and inherited some of my father’s talent, and I was convinced that my drawings of Charlie Brown and Snoopy were good enough to enable me to become Charles Schulz’s assistant. At the tender age of 8, I not only “Dreamed Big”, I was pretty bold as well!I sat and wrote a letter to Charles Schulz and enclosed my drawings, telling him that once he viewed my work, he would love it so much that he would HAVE to hire me! I will never forget the day that I received a reply!! Charles Schulz had taken the time to write to ME! He told me my artwork was wonderful, and that if I practiced hard, that maybe one day when I grew up, I could be his assistant!
The Peanuts comic strip and characters have evolved into a part of Americana, pop-culture history. Charlie Brown and his beloved pal, Snoopy, the Beagle who has, since the very beginning, been catapulted into one of the most recognized dogs in the world, thanks to the thousands of comic strips, TV specials, and countless memorabilia devoted to him over the years. For a number of years my older sister had a tradition where on every birthday I received a new Charlie Brown sweatshirt. The sweatshirts were brightly colored and each featured Charlie Brown (and often Snoopy), with one of Charlie Brown’s trademark quotes written on the front. I loved those sweatshirts. They were my “uniform” for quite a long time.
Now, Twentieth Century Fox and Blue Sky Entertainment are once again bringing the iconic characters of Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang to life in the 3D animated film, The Peanuts Movie, coming to theaters nationwide, November 6th 2015.
The family friendly film, directed by, Steve Martino and produced by, Craig Schulz, Bryan Schulz, Cornelius Uliano, Paul Feig and Miachel J. Travers, centers around everyone’s favorite underdog, Charlie Brown and his best pal, Snoopy. This time we find our favorite underdog, Charlie Brown, embarking on an epic and heroic quest, while loveable Snoopy takes to the skies to pursue his arch- nemesis, the Red Baron, with an outcome that will prove that every underdog has his day.
Did you know Snoopy, was actually inspired by Schulz’s own childhood dog, Spike, who was not a Beagle at all but actually a cross between a Pointer and a Hound.
It comes as no surprise that dog lovers relate so deeply to the bond between Snoopy and his best friend, Charlie Brown. Now a whole new generation will get to enjoy the characters and all the fun and somewhere another bold 8-year-old little girl (or boy), will be encouraged to “DREAM BIG!!” Be sure to check out, The Peanuts Movie, in 3D opening November, 6th in a theater near you!!!
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