Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Snoopy is 63 Years Old Today

Photo: Featured on Snoopy's official
Facebook page.
While not a national holiday, today should be celebrated because 63 years ago, the very first Peanuts comic strip was printed in national newspapers today. Ironically, the gang don't look any older and they aren't going away anytime soon.

The very first Peanuts comic strip appeared on October 2, 1950 and the very last was published on February 13, 2000. Charles M. Schulz, the creator of Charlie Brown and friends, passed away on the day before. However, many newspapers continue to run "classic" Peanuts comic strips every day. Now, fans can take advantage of the comics in digital form.

The very first Peanuts comic featuring Shermy, Patty (not Peppermint)
and good 'ol Charlie Brown himself.
Many of the Classic Peanuts collections are as close as your iOS device. For the first time, iVerse Media is providing fans ten collections of the strips in digital form including "The Great Pumpkin" (how timely) and "Good O' Charlie Brown."

The new Peanuts
Comics app.
But you haven't seen anything yet. In two years, Peanuts will reach another milestone of 65 years with an all-new movie. 

Almost a year ago, Iconix Brand Group, Inc. announced that Peanuts Worldwide would release a Peanuts feature film on November 25, 2015. This also coincides with the 50th anniversary of the "A Charlie Brown Christmas" TV special. Written and produced by Schulz' son, Craig, Twentieth Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios have been chosen to produce and animate the new film. In the word's of Lucy, "Don't mess it up blockhead!"

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