You just never saw the adults in the Peanuts comic strip. They were always off-screen either in the comics or the cartoons. I woke up today thinking about Charlie Brown and thinking about the fact that they would be adults now…pretty old adults.
Surprisingly it works really well. When Charles Schultz decided to create the cartoon that became Charlie Brown, it was actually more of a study of what was going on in society at the time, more of a sociological statement. It plays well with the adults as long as the adults are keeping in mind to remember their childlike sensibility.
Television producer Lee Mendelson was already a few years into his collaboration with Peanuts creator Charles Schulz when he was faced with an unusual problem: How do you depict adults in an animated special for a comic strip that never features adults? See also: Snoopy at How an icon was born. He brought in a trombone player.
Schluz bends the rules here with a drawing of an adult by Linus in November The faces of adult characters who interact with the child characters are never seen in the Peanuts comic strip and rarely seen in the animated cartoons based on it. However, the presence of adults has been indicated in a number of ways.
There, even 13 years after the death of Charles Schulz, you can still be amused and charmed by the antics of Charlie Brown and friends. Not a year goes by without an obligatory viewing of the Christmas and Halloween specials, and one of these days I will talk my family into an authentic Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Dinner. In that time, a few characters aged a few years, but no one ever got past 8 years old.
Officially licensed peanuts costume. Costume includes a top, shorts, shoe covers and hat. Great costume for Halloween or year-round role play.
Charlie Brown also known as Charles Brown, Esq. Depicted as a "lovable loser," Charlie Brown is one of the great American archetypes and a popular and widely recognized cartoon character. Charlie Brown is characterized as a person who frequently suffers, and as a result is usually nervous and lacks self-confidence.
A Charlie Brown Christmas is one of those holiday specials that has the ability to transcend time and space and transport us all straight back to our childhoods. The simple piano arrangements, the kids dancing, Snoopy, the sad little tree and all of the familiar Peanuts characters are so nostalgic, you want to snuggle up in your footie pajamas with a cup of hot cocoa. The thing is, after watching the show as an adult, you realize that a lot of the themes were so sophisticated that they flew straight over your head when you were little. The jokes that made you giggle as a kid are still funny, but they take on a whole different meaning now.
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Schulz was simply not interested in depicting grownups, so he denied them the luxury of intelligible speech in his strips. When it came time to animate the Peanuts gang, it was producer Lee Mendelson, operating on a suggestion from musician Vince Guaraldi, who came up with the trombone gimmick. The tradition continues in with The Peanuts Moviethe full-length animated film coming out on November 6.