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THE PEANUTS von Charles M. Schulz von Alexandra Osthues und Anna Kleinfeld


Charlie Brown

DEBUT IN STRIP: October 2, 1950

NICKNAME: "Blockhead"

AMBITIONS: To win a ballgame; to kick the football; to get his kite to fly.

HEARTTHROB: The Little Red Haired Girl



Das erste Peanuts Comic wurde am 02.10.1950 veröffentlicht. In diesem Comic sind nur drei Personen zusehen: Good ol' Charlie Brown, Peppermint Petty und Linus.

 Ein anderer sehr bedeutender Tag in Charlie Browns Leben war der 21.12.1950:Er trug das erste Mal das Shirt, sein Markenzeichen. Nach und nach zeichnete der Erfinder, Charles M. Schulz, immer mehr Figuren, so dass es heute zwölf bekannte Charaktäre gibt.

1. Snoopy    

Snoopy ist ein Beagle mit Walter Mitty-Komplex. Er spricht nicht (das w‰re ein biþchen zu menschlich!), aber er denkt. Er kennt sein Herrchen Charlie Brown als   "das Kind mit dem runden Kopf" ,das ihm immer sein Essen bringt. Auþerdem k‰mpft er mutig gegen  "die Katze von nebenan". Er hat auch verschiedene Charakthere erfunden: Joe Cool, World War I Flying Ace, Literary Ace, Flashbeagle, Vulture, Foreign Legionnaire etc.

4.Oktober 1950:  Snoopys erster Auftritt

25.M‰rz 1955: Das erste Mal, dass Snoopy sich Linus Schmusedecke schnappt


2. Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown ist der ewige Loser. Auch wenn er versucht Witze zu machen, so ist er doch eher der Witz als der Witzemacher. Er hat zwei Spitznamen: "Blockhead" und "Wishy-Washy". Seine h‰ufigste Pose: tr‰gt sein rotes Sweatshirt mit dem schwarzen Zick-Zack Muster, seinen Kopf gesenkt, H‰nde in den Hosentaschen und auf dem Weg, um sich von Lucy einen psychatrischen Rat abzuholen. Er macht so gut wie alles falsch: er verliert jedes Baseballspiel; er wird es nie schaffen, dass sich das kleine rothaarige M‰dchen in ihn verliebt; er wird nie den Football wegtreten, den Lucy ihm h‰lt oder er wird nie vern¸nftig einen Drachen steigen lassen kˆnnen.

2.Oktober1950: Der allererste Peanutscomicstrip/ Das 1. Mal "Good Ol' Charlie Brown"

21.Dezember 1950: Das 1. Mal, dass Charlie sein ber¸hmtes Shirt tr‰gt

Lucy van Pelt


Lucy Van Pelt works hard at being bossy, crabby and selfish. She is loud and yells a lot. Her smiles and motives are rarely pure. She's a know-it-all who dispenses advice whether you want it or not--and for Charlie Brown, there's a charge. She's a fussbudget, in the true sense of the word. She's a real grouch, with only one or two soft spots, and both of them may be Schroeder, who prefers Beethoven. As she sees it, hers is the only way. The absence of logic in her arguments holds a kind of shining lunacy. When it comes to compliments, Lucy only likes receiving them. If she's paying one--or even smiling--she's probably up to something devious.

Linus van Pelt

Linus Van Pelt inspired the term "security blanket" with his classic pose. He is the intellectual of the gang, and flabbergasts his friends with his philosophical revelations and solutions to problems. He suffers abuse from his big sister, Lucy, and the unwanted attentions of Charlie Brown's little sister, Sally. He is a paradox: despite his age, he can put life into perspective while sucking his thumb. He knows the true meaning of Christmas while continuing to believe in the Great Pumpkin.


NEW YORK, Feb 13 - Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, creator of the comic strip, PEANUTS, died Saturday evening, February 12th of complications from colon cancer in Santa Rosa, CA. He was 77 years old.

The most successful comic strip in newspaper history, PEANUTS appears in some 2,600 newspaper in 75 countries and is translated into 21 languages. United Feature Syndicate started the strip in syndication on October 2, 1950.

The influence of Charles Schulz on several generations of cartoonists cannot be overstated. "With intelligence, honesty, and wonderfully expressive artwork, Charles Schulz gave the comics a unique world of humor, fantasy, warmth and pain that completely reconfigured the comic strip landscape," Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes, wrote in 1989. It was PEANUTS that truly brought the American comic strip into the lives of contemporary readers using innovations such as Lucy's Psychiatric Booth, Linus' Security Blanket(a phrase originally coined by Mr. Schulz), Snoopy's fantasies, and Charlie Brown's baseball team. There will never be another cartoonist quite like Charles M. Schulz.

In accordance with the wishes of Mr. Schulz, United Feature Syndicate will not ask another artist or writer to take over the creation of the PEANUTS comic strip. Rather, United Feature Syndicate, which holds the copyright to PEANUTS, recently began offering its clients classic PEANUTS comic strips, starting with those that Mr. Schulz created in 1974. These strips began on January 4, 2000; the Sunday, February 13th comic strip was the last original created by Mr. Schulz.

Nineteen seventy-four was chosen as the start of the classic series because it incorporates the characters of the strips's early days (Charlie Brown, Lucy, Schroeder and Snoopy) with characters who were introduced in more recent years such as Peppermint Patty and Woodstock.

During the 50 years that Charles M. Schulz drew and wrote PEANUTS, his style gradually evolved and matured. The strips that he drew in 1974 united the genius of his comic timing and dialogue with the artwork of a master. These classic strips will be new, of course, to at least two generations of readers.

During his lifetime, Mr. Schulz had approved a select group of artists who were allowed, under close supervision, to draw limited art for PEANUTS licensed items. These artists will continue their work under the direction of United Media and Mr. Schulz's family.

"We will be working closely, in the days and years ahead, with Mr. Schulz's family to ensure the continued high quality of all elements of the PEANUTS property," said Douglas Stern, president and chief executive officer of United Media. "We offer our deepest condolences to the Schulz family at this time. Nothing was more important to Sparky than family -- it was clear in his work and clear in his life . As millions mourn the man who made us laugh, so do we mourn the loss of a teacher, colleague, and friend."

Mr. Schulz's family kindly request that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the National D-Day Memorial Foundation. And, sent to the following address:

The Bill Mauldin WWII Cartoon Art Gallery Endownment At The National D-Day Memorial Foundation P.O.