For an impressive fifty years, "Peanuts" ran as a daily and Sunday comic strip. The legendary comic was written and illustrated by American cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, who had a profound impact on the world of comic strips and helped to inspire several other major comics like "Garfield" and "Calvin and Hobbes." At the height of the "Peanuts" comics, they were published in an impressive 2,600 papers in 75 countries and translated in 21 languages, with an estimated readership of 355 million. Schultz drew 17,897 published "Peanuts" strips and introduced us to some of popular culture's most iconic characters—notably Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Woodstock.
Charlie Brown is the primary character of many of the "Peanuts" strips and he's portrayed as a meek and nervous character with an inability to fly a kite or kick a football. He acts as the everyman of the comics and is friends with characters like Linus and Lucy van Pelt, Peppermint Pattie, Marcie, Pig-Pen, Sally Brown, Schroeder and Franklin. Snoopy is Charlie Brown's dog and took inspiration from one of Schulz's childhood pets. Despite having a non-speaking role, Snoopy frequently connects with audiences by having human-like thoughts. Woodstock is Snoopy's best friend, a bird who only communicates in peeps, but engages in thought provoking commentary with Snoopy.
The characters of "Peanuts" not only appeared in comic strips, but a number of animated adaptations. Some of the most popular include 1965's "A Charlie Brown Christmas," 1966's "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" and 1973's "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving." Some of the most recent adaptations include the Apple TV+ series' "Snoopy in Space" and "The Snoopy Show," as well as the 2015 feature-length film "The Peanuts Movie." In the 2015 film, Noah Schnapp voiced Charlie Brown and one year later he'd go on to portray Will Byers in "Stranger Things."
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