Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts Gang made their triumphant return to the big screen last year and now, THE PEANUTS MOVIE, has arrived on Blu-ray & DVD.
The family friendly film, directed by, Steve Martino and produced by, Craig Schulz, Bryan Schulz, Cornelius Uliano, Paul Feig and Miachel J. Travers, centers around everyone’s favorite underdog, Charlie Brown and his best pal, Snoopy. This time we find our favorite underdog, Charlie Brown, embarking on an epic and heroic quest, while loveable Snoopy takes to the skies to pursue his arch- nemesis, the Red Baron, with an outcome that will prove that every underdog has his day. What better way to celebrate the big screen debut of Snoopy and his Peanut Gang friends then with a few fun historical facts about Snoopy, the little black and white Beagle and his creator, Charles Schulz.
Fact 1: Did you know Snoopy, was actually inspired by Schulz’s own childhood dog, Spike, who was not a Beagle at all but actually a cross between a Pointer and a Hound.
Fact 2: As opposed to having any particular affinity for the breed. Schulz decided to make Snoopy a Beagle, because he thought the word, Beagle was just plain funny, Though don’t let that fool you, Schulz was a huge dog lover his entire life, having several breeds of all shapes and sizes over the years, including a Boston Bull Terrier, Golden Retriever, Saint Bernard, Wirehair Terrier and of course Beagles as his personal companions during his lifetime.
Fact 3: Snoopy is the only fictional dog that is animated or otherwise to ever receive an honorary registration number Beagle -1 with the American Kennel Club (AKC). Originally known as the AKC Gazette, Snoopy appeared on the 1979 cover of the organzation’s publication posed holding his registration papers. Snoopy Appeared on the cover the November 2015 Issue of the AKC family dog magazine to celebrate the release of the movie.
Fact 4: How was Snoopy able to sleep on the top of his doghouse? Just like in real life, birds sleep standing and can do so because their brains send them a signal to clamp their feet down on a branch. Well, Charles Schulz applied the same theory to Snoopy’s sleeping habits, by having his large floppy Beagle ears act in the same way – clamping down on the sides of the roof, thereby securing him to his doghouse for a comfy and good nights sleep.
Fact 5: Snoopy, was not your ordinary dog, he listed Writer and Pilot among his many professions. His favorite food was chocolate chip cookies, which of course, any dog would be shocked to hear as chocolate is a big “no-no” for pups, but for Snoopy they were just right!.
With all the detail and history of Snoopy, it’s no wonder that Charles Schulz created a character that has lived on in the hearts of so many, for so long. It especially comes as no surprise that dog lovers relate so deeply to the bond between Snoopy and his best friend, Charlie Brown. Now a whole new generation will get to enjoy the characters and all the fun. Be sure to pick up your copy of, The Peanuts Movie today.
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