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Peanuts achieved considerable success with its television specials, several of which, including A Charlie Brown Christmas and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, won or were nominated for Emmy Awards. The holiday specials remain popular and are currently broadcast on ABC in the United States during the corresponding seasons. The Peanuts franchise met acclaim in theatre, with the stage musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown being a successful and often-performed production.
Peanuts has been described as “the most shining example of the American success story in the comic strip field”; this is ironic, given its theme is “the great American unsuccess story”. The main character, Charlie Brown, is meek, nervous, and lacks self-confidence. He is unable to fly a kite, win a baseball game, or kick a football. On the surface, the concept of Peanuts seems simple and with little difference from most comic strips: it consists of a short series of events, followed by a joke or gag; however, at least on its 1960s peak, it surpasses most comic strips in that it is sharp, intellectual, emotionally real, and can be read on several levels of enjoyment. In 2013, TV Guide ranked the Peanuts television specials the fourth Greatest TV Cartoon of All Time. A computer-animated feature film based on the strip, The Peanuts Movie, will be released on November 6, 2015.
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 “The man who recalled everything,” Macleans, October 22, 2007.
- ↑ Brooks, Katherine: “10 Of The Best Snoopy Moments To Celebrate Peanuts 63rd Anniversary,” Huff Post Arts & Culture. October 2, 2013. (Retrieved October 3, 2013.)
- ↑ “Saying Goodbye: Friends and family eulogize cartoonist Charles Schulz” February 22, 2000 Kaycee J. Hofer San Francisco Chronicle
- ↑ The comics: since 1945 Brian Walker 2002 Harry N. Abrams, Inc (New York)
- ↑ “Past Winners Database: 1965–1966 18th Emmy Awards” The Envelope LA Times
- ↑ “Past Winners Database: 1966–1967 19th Emmy Awards” The Envelope LA Times
- ↑ The World Encyclopedia of Comics, edited by Maurice Horn, published in 1977 by Avon Books
- ↑ TV Guide Magazine’s 60 Greatest Cartoons of All Time