34 Facts About Peanuts


Peanuts is a syndicated daily and Sunday American comic strip written and illustrated by Charles M Schulz.

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Peanuts focuses entirely on a social circle of young children, where adults exist but are never seen and rarely heard.

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Peanuts is unable to fly a kite, win a baseball game, or kick a football held by his irascible friend Lucy, who always pulls it away at the last instant.

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Peanuts is a literate strip with philosophical, psychological, and sociological overtones, which was innovative in the 1950s.

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Peanuts achieved considerable success with its television specials, several of which, including A Charlie Brown Christmas and It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, won or were nominated for Emmy Awards.

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Peanuts had successful adaptations in theatre, with the stage musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown an oft-performed production.

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Peanuts was originally sold under the title of Li'l Folks, but that had been used before, so they said we have to think of another title.

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Peanuts had its origin in Li'l Folks, a weekly panel cartoon that appeared in Schulz's hometown newspaper, the St Paul Pioneer Press, from 1947 to 1950.

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Peanuts visited the syndicate in New York City and presented a package of new comic strips he had worked on, rather than the panel cartoons he submitted.

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Schulz hated the title Peanuts, which remained a source of irritation to him throughout his life.

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Peanuts accused the production manager at UFS of not having even seen the comic strip before giving it a title, and said that the title would only make sense if there was a character named "Peanuts".

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Peanuts'srmy lauds Charlie Brown as he walks by, but then tells Patty how he hates him in the final panel.

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Peanuts is remarkable for its deft social commentary, especially compared with other strips appearing in the 1950s and early 1960s.

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Peanuts touched on religious themes on many occasions, especially during the 1960s.

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Previously, the daily Peanuts strips were formatted in a four-panel "space saving" format beginning in the 1950s, with a few very rare eight-panel strips, that still fit into the four-panel mold.

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My family does not wish "Peanuts" to be continued by anyone else, therefore I am announcing my retirement.

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Peanuts is the main character, acting as the center of the strip's world and serving as an everyman.

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Peanuts introduces fantasy elements to the strip by extending his identity through various alter egos.

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Peanuts's character is a mixture of innocence and egotism; he possesses childlike joy, while on occasion being somewhat selfish.

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Peanuts has an arrogant commitment to his independence, but is often shown to be dependent on humans.

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Peanuts said that Lucy is mean because it is funny, particularly because she is a girl: he posited that a boy being mean to girls would not be funny at all, describing a pattern in comic strip writing where it is comical when supposedly weak characters dominate supposedly strong characters.

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Peanuts offers opinions on topics such as literature, art, science, politics and theology.

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Peanuts possesses a sense of morality and ethical judgment that enables him to navigate topics such as faith, intolerance, and depression.

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Peanuts has a tendency of expressing lofty or pompous ideas that are quickly rebuked.

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Peanuts finds psychological security from thumb sucking and holding a blanket for comfort, referred to as his "security blanket".

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Peanuts was proud of its versatility for visual humor in the strip, and with how the phrase "security blanket" entered the dictionary.

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Permanent bronze statues of the Peanuts characters are found in Landmark Plaza in downtown St Paul.

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Peanuts characters have been featured in many books over the years.

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Ballantine Books published the last original series of Peanuts reprints, including Peanuts 2000, which collected the final year of the strip's run.

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The animated specials were significant to the cultural impact of Peanuts; they were remarked in 1972 as being "among the most consistently popular television specials" and "regularly have been in the top 10 in the ratings".

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Peanuts'ser extent to which the characters are used in licensed material is a subject of criticism against Schulz.

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Peanuts characters have appeared in several video games, such as Snoopy in 1984 by Radarsoft, Snoopy: The Cool Computer Game by The Edge, Snoopy and the Red Baron for the Atari 2600, Snoopy's Silly Sports Spectacular, Snoopy's Magic Show, Snoopy Tennis, Snoopy Concert which was released in 1995 and sold to the Japanese market for the Super NES, and in October 2006, a second game titled Snoopy vs The Red Baron by Namco Bandai for the PlayStation 2.

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In July 2007, the Peanuts characters appeared in the Snoopy the Flying Ace mobile phone game by Namco Networks.

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In 1983, Knott's Berry Farm, in Southern California, was the first theme park to license the Peanuts characters, creating the first Camp Snoopy area and making Snoopy the park's mascot.

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