History Trivia / Peanuts

21st Aug '16 2:03:04 PM Ezclee4050
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* FollowTheLeader: ''Peanuts'' was influential on comic strips in general, but a few strips took very specific inspiration from it:
** ''ComicStrip/ThePerishers'' (1959-2006) was a British strip about a group of kids and a dog. The humor was more British-style and the artwork was more in line with British strips like ''ComicStrip/AndyCapp''.
** ''Winthrop'' (1967-1993). After ''Peanuts'' became a cultural phenomenon, Dick Cavalli {{retool}}ed his strip ''Morty Meekle'' to be about… a group of kids and a dog. It also had some slightly altered [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of ''Peanuts'' characters: instead of Pig-Pen, an obsessively ''clean'' boy (Spotless [=McPartland=]); instead of Lucy, a belligerent ''boy'', and so on. The artwork was reminiscent of early ''Peanuts'' as well, but it ''did'' feature some adults in the cast.
12th Jun '16 1:42:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* SelfAdaptation: The scripts for the ''Peanuts'' specials, more often than not, would simply be ripped directly from the comic strips with minimal changes, so Charles Schulz was the lead writer by default. But Schulz had a lot of creative control, often writing any additional material as well, and many of the specials' trademarks--the jazz score, the casting of children, and the simplistic animation style--were his decisions.
18th May '16 5:32:24 PM TitoMosquito
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** Peppermint Patty was intended to be a main character of another comic strip Schulz planned. But he didn't have the time, so he added her in the ''Peanuts''.
26th Apr '16 8:33:34 PM Prfnoff
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* HeyItsThatVoice:
** In the animated version of ''Snoopy: The Musical'', Snoopy was played by Creator/CamClarke, who would go onto become one of the most prolific voice actors in North America. If you've watched a cartoon in the last 25 years, chances are you've heard his voice.
** Whenever Snoopy is TheUnintelligible, his grunts are provided by none other than Bill Melendez himself.
** At one time, Charlie Brown was voiced by [[Series/MyTwoDads Chad]] [[Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman Allen]].
** Sally was voiced by [[Series/KidsIncorporated Fergie]] in a couple of mid-1980s specials (for which she also sang the image songs - remember the beautiful ballad at Snoopy's wedding?) and a 1992 special had her voice provided by [[Series/FullHouse Jodie Sweetin]].
*** Sally was voiced by Sarah Ferguson of Music/BlackEyedPeas in ''It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown''.
** [[Series/GrowingPains Jeremy Miller]] voiced Linus during the mid-1980s.
** And Creator/TaylorLautner voiced Joe Agate in the 2006 special "He's a Bully, Charlie Brown". Yes, ''[[Film/{{Twilight}} that]]'' Taylor Lautner.
** Pamelyn Ferdin who went on to play Fern in ''WesternAnimation/CharlottesWeb'' was the voice of Lucy in "A Boy Named Charlie Brown" and several TV specials.
** The 2011 special ''Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown'' has [[Series/BigTimeRush Katie Knight]] as Patty, [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Raf]] as Linus, and [[Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove Tipo]] as Pigpen.
** And for the first run of 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown' in 1967, you're invited to imagine the kids not in Minnesota or northern California, but… Ottumwa, Iowa. And imagine that Charlie Brown will be [[Series/{{MASH}} drafted and sent to Korea]]. That's right, his actor was Gary Burghoff.
** Speaking of TheMusical, the revival had [[Theatre/{{Wicked}} Glinda]] as Sally.
** For one special in the early 1990s, Charlie Brown was [[WesternAnimation/HeyArnold Harold Berman]].
** Linus was [[WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan Spider-Man]] in a different early 1990s special from the one above.
** In the 2008 Motion Comics, Lucy and Sally are [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle]], respectively.
** The Japanese dubs of the franchise have a lot of this. Like the English original, it has a lot of TheOtherDarrin, with characters constantly being recast over the years. ''Unlike'' the English version, DawsonCasting ''is'' in force… yet CrossdressingVoices was not (it has been, recently). This has resulted in the boys at times being played by men known for playing ''very'' masculine roles. For sake of simplicity, they are sorted by character and their voice actors, from the older ones to the newer ones:
*** '''Charlie Brown:''' Kei Tani, Osami Nabe, Nobuyuki Furuta, Creator/KazukoSugiyama, Creator/MasakoNozawa, Youko Matsuoka ([[Anime/GearFighterDendoh Ginga Izumo]]), Creator/ChikaSakamoto, Atomu Shimojou, Creator/OmiMinami (commercial breaks only) and Creator/MotokoKumai.
*** '''Sally Brown:''' Midori Kato, Tomoko Matsushima, Tomoko Saitou, Chie Kojiro ([[Anime/DigimonSavers Falcomon]]), Creator/NaokoMatsui, Natsuki Matsuzaki, Takako Sasuga, Kumiko Ohsugi, Hitomi Oikawa, Creator/TaekoKawata, Creator/EtsukoKozakura and Creator/FumikoOrikasa.
*** '''Lucy Van Pelt:''' Midori Utsumi, Miyuki Ichijo ([[Anime/ShinMazinger Tsubasa Nishikiori]]), Kumiko Takizawa ([[Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater Grandis]]), Roko Takizawa, Katsue Owa, Natsuki Komiya, Michiko Hirai, Kazue Komiya, Creator/YurikoFuchizaki, Mari Maruta ([[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory Cima Garahau]]) and Ryoko Nagata ([[Anime/KiddyGrade Eclair]]).
*** '''Linus Van Pelt:''' Kiyoshi Komiyama, Creator/NachiNozawa, Creator/YokuShioya, Creator/KenyuHoriuchi, Creator/ToshihikoSeki, Creator/KazueIkura, Minori Matsushima ([[Anime/MazingerZ Sayaka Yumi]]), Yoshiko Ohta (''Anime/PrincessKnight''), Keiko Yokozawa ([[Anime/CastleInTheSky Sheeta]]), Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa (''brutally'' PlayingAgainstType here!) and Riko Narumi.
*** '''Rerun Van Pelt:''' Creator/SatomiKoorogi and Junji Matsuzaki.
*** '''Peppermint Patty:''' Youko Hayashi, Tomoko Shinbo, Kyoko Homura, Creator/KazueIkura, Eiko Yamada ([[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Natasha Romanenko]]), Remi Okuno, Hiroko Maruyama, Keiko Yamamoto ([[Anime/KunioKun Mizusu]]), Masae Osaka and Rika Sugimura.
*** '''Marcie:''' Kazuko Magino, Rumiko Ukai ([[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Frau Bow]]), Satoko Kitou, Creator/YumiTakada, Music/MegumiHayashibara (also overlaps with [[PromotedFanboy Promoted Fangirl]]), Sanae Kawaguchi, Creator/KazukoSugiyama and Vanilla Yamazaki ([[Anime/PaniPoniDash Mesousa]]).
*** '''Schroeder:''' Kaneta Kimotsuki ([[Anime/{{Doraemon}} Suneo]]), Ryoichi Tanaka ([[Anime/SaintSeiya Cancer Deathmask]]), Creator/BinShimada, Creator/KenichiOno, Creator/AiOrikasa, Yasunori Tanaka, Creator/RihokoYoshida, Minori Matsushima, Creator/KeikoToda, Mie Suzuki, Makoto Naruse and Hana Takeda.
24th Mar '16 11:13:39 PM Mdumas43073
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* OutlivedItsCreator: While this was famously (and thankfully) averted with the strip itself, the characters continue to appear in new animated works, commercials, merchandising, etc.

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* OutlivedItsCreator: While this was famously (and thankfully) averted with the strip itself, the characters continue to appear in new animated works, commercials, merchandising, etc., more than a decade after Schulz's death.
24th Mar '16 11:12:52 PM Mdumas43073
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* TheOtherDarrin: Since the specials and movies used actual children to voice the characters, there was of necessity a great deal of cast turnover through the years. Averted with Bill Melendez, who continued to voice Snoopy and Woodstock through the years (and will even appear, posthumously, in 2015's ''WesternAnimation/ThePeanutsMovie'').

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* TheOtherDarrin: Since the specials and movies used actual children to voice the characters, there was of necessity a great deal of cast turnover through the years. Averted with Bill Melendez, who continued to voice Snoopy and Woodstock through the years (and will even appear, appeared, posthumously, in 2015's ''WesternAnimation/ThePeanutsMovie'').''WesternAnimation/ThePeanutsMovie'').
* OutlivedItsCreator: While this was famously (and thankfully) averted with the strip itself, the characters continue to appear in new animated works, commercials, merchandising, etc.



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30th Dec '15 3:54:17 AM jaredthedecimator
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** Snoopy's brother Andy was named after a dog that Schulz had in his later years.

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** Snoopy's brother Andy was named (and modeled) after a dog that Schulz had in his later years.
9th Dec '15 11:48:33 PM Ezclee4050
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* CreatorsFavoriteEpisode: Schulz often stated how much he loved the "Mr. Sack" strip sequence from 1973 (and later adapted part of the animated special ''It's an Adventure, Charlie Brown''), where Charlie Brown goes to summer camp wearing a sack on his head after developing a strange rash, only to become the most popular kid there.
27th Nov '15 10:37:32 PM Ezclee4050
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** Averted by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sally_Dryer Sally Dryer]], who in the first few years of the animated shows voiced Violet, Lucy and Patty at various times...but never Sally.
15th Nov '15 5:33:07 PM kchishol
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*WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Originally, Marcie was going to be a boy as a joke for his long feminine hair until Schulz changed his mind and was forever thankful he did considering he almost threw away a great character for a cheap joke.
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