1947: Charles M. Schulz began publishing a comic strip called Li’l Folks in the St. Paul Pioneer Press. The name “Charlie Brown” was used for several characters, but the good man we call CB didn’t come around until a few years later with the Peanuts strip.
1965: Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang hit televisions across America in A Charlie Brown Christmas.
1971: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown the musical with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner began a month-long stint on Broadway.
1983: Knott’s Berry Farm theme park bought the rights to the Peanuts characters and made Snoopy the park mascot. They also built a series of attractions to Snoopy’s theme (which is currently under construction).
2015: Charlie Brown will return to animation, but this time as a 3D animated character in the simply titled feature Peanuts. The movie is scheduled to hit cinemas November 25, 2015, and the trailer is already leaving me begging for more. Schulz’s sons Bryan Schulz and Craig Schulz are both involved as writers and producers working with Blue Sky Studios animation.
All opinions are 100% mine. Outfit created via Polyvore. Photo courtesy of Knott’s Berry Farm. Peanuts image courtesy of 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios. Comic Strips copyright PEANUTS © 2005, United Feature Syndicate, Inc.