Friday, October 23, 2015

Dream Big with #ThePeanutsMovie

   Let me start by stating unequivocally that I LOVE CARTOONS. As far back as I can remember, cartoons have made me laugh, cry, and laugh some more. When Charlie Brown’s Christmas debuted in 1965, it became a part of every Christmas memory. Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the gang have always been a staple in my home for the holidays. We have enjoyed a Peanuts Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s, and Easter. Now, the entire gang is making their big-screen debut in state of the art 3D animation! I can hardly wait.
Charlie Brown with flower and his dog Snoopy

   The Peanuts Movie hits theaters on November 6th and promises to quickly become another classic. This family-friendly film is directed by, Steve Martino and produced by Craig Schulz, Bryan Schultz, Cornelius Uliano, Paul Feig, and Michael J. Travers. In case you were wondering, Craig and Bryan are sons of the brilliant Peanuts creator, Charles M. Schulz.
Snoopy flying dog house
   In this new 3D adventure, our favorite underdog, Charlie Brown attempts an epic and heroic quest. As always, his faithful companion Snoopy is there to help him. Unless, he is busy pursuing his arch-enemy the Red Baron. A Beagle has to do what a Beagle has to do, after all.
Snoopy and Woodstock sitting on doghouse in the snow
   Did you know Snoopy is the only fictional dog to ever receive an honorary registration number with the American Kennel Club? He is officially Beagle-1. That’s not bad for a character that was inspired by Charles M. Schulz’s own childhood dog. Spike, was not a Beagle but a cross between a Pointer and a Hound. When Schulz began a comic strip for his hometown newspaper, The St. Paul Pioneer Press, he created Snoopy as a Beagle. He thought the word Beagle was funny. Paws down, he is the most famous canine to ever sleep atop a dog house. Have you ever wondered how Snoopy was able to sleep there without falling? It’s the same principle a bird uses to clamp its feet on a branch to sleep. Mr. Schulz used that theory but applied it to Snoopy’s long ears. They clamp down on either side of his house to ensure a safe and comfy slumber.
Snoopy and Charlie Brown about to hug each other
   Most of us find a little dash of Snoopy in our own dogs. We might even find ourselves saying, “Good grief” or “Arrgghh!” the same way Charlie Brown does. Still, we know they are the one friend that will always be there in the end.
Charlie Brown holding a flower at a mystery door.
   Is there anyone that can’t relate to feeling a bit Charlie Brownish at some point in our lives? That is the reason the Peanuts Gang has lived in the hearts of so many for so long. It is also why we are eagerly awaiting the debut of The Peanuts Movie on November 6, 2015.
Snoopy and girl character
   Have you “Peanutized” yourself? I’ve done it ↑ and you can too. Just click here to get started. Be sure to follow The Peanuts Movie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Enjoy a sneak peek from the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the Ice Age films in this clip of The Peanuts Movie.

   How would you like to win a Peanuts trucker hat? Enter for a chance to win by leaving a comment naming your favorite Peanuts character and then increase your odds by entering with the Rafflecopter.
Bentley modeling his Charlie Brown trucker's hat
   We are joining Sugar the Golden Retriever along with Dakota’s Den, My Kid Has Paws, Oz the Terrier, and Pawsitively Pets to make that happen. There will be four (4) winners on our Rafflecopter and one (1) selected from the comments on each of the six participating blogs for a total of ten (10) hats. Giveaway ends 12:00 a.m. PST on November 7th. The Rafflecopter winners will be announced on Sugar’s November 8th newsletter. Blog winners will be notified separately.
   Enter for a chance to win by leaving a comment naming your favorite Peanuts character and increase your odds by entering with the Rafflecopter.
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*My Pet Parade post will appear tomorrow, Oct. 24th.


  1. We just watched It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown last night! As for a favorite, we're gonna go wif Lucy.

  2. That movie looks so cute! I'm really excited for it!

  3. I'm a fan of Pigpen... he can be smelly and dirty and he never has to take a bath :o)

  4. Tuesday was the official Charles Schulz Day here in St. Paul since he grew up here and started the Peanuts here. Sadly, there were no dog friendly activities in the plan :( Can't wait to see the movie. I love Snoopy!

  5. I love Charlie Brown and Snoopy! The movie looks super cute! :)

  6. WE love SNOOPY and our Mom's Favorite is Woodstock... Ernie Likes PIG PEN... butt we don't know WHY that is... ehehehehhehehe

  7. As another child of the sixties, I'm sooooo looking forward to seeing this!!

  8. Loooove Peanuts since I was a child. It's been my daughter's favorite since she was a child, and still is at 28! I'm so looking forward to watching this movie with her! Great post! Thanks for all the deets!

  9. My son always wants to watch ALL the peanuts movies and shows. The Christmas one is my favorite!!

  10. That movie looks so cute! Can't wait to watch it with my girls and a big bowl of popcorn! :)

  11. Peanuts holiday cartoons are always one of our favorites
    Mr bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  12. OMD, I loves Peanuts!!!! My fav character is snoopy of course, butts Ma loves Peppermint Patty!
    Loves the hat!! ☺
    Ruby ♥

  13. We love Snoopy and are glad he is a famous doggie.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  14. The mom loves Peanuts, 'specially Snoopy. This movie looks like it will be fun!

  15. We love Peanuts! We've got some hats to give away too, should be lots of happy winners everywhere!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  16. You look great in your hat!! :) My favorite Peanuts character is Snoopy. Love his laugh :)

  17. Bentley looks so cool in his Charlie Brown hat!

  18. OMD! I cannot wait to see this!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  19. I'm so excited for this movie to come out! I wonder if I could dress up and sneak into the theater!?!?! :)


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