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cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
[1922-2000]

and the Peanuts® Comic Strip [est. 1950]

The Peanuts gang by Charles M. Schulz                   short profile & history

primary works
other works
books for kids

television
movies
stageplays, other media
music

Peanuts characters

works about Charles Schulz

image gallery

family & friends

links

                  common color photo of Charles M. Schulz


"There is no greater burden in life than that of having potential."

"Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed."

"In the book of life's questions, the answers are not in the back."

— Charles M. Schulz

"I love mankind . . . It's people I can't stand."
— Schulz's Linus character

"Never stay awake at night asking yourself questions you can't answer."
— Schulz's Charlie Brown character


          Charles M. Schulz was born 25 November 1922 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Carl Fred and Dena Halverson Schulz. Just two days later an uncle nicknamed him Sparky, after the racehorse Spark Plug in the newspaper comic strip Barney Google (which some say foreshadowed Charles's later career choice). Young Charles was known for always having a drawing pad with him; his next-door neighbor X was his best pal (other than his dog Spike); Charles would often go next door and listen to X's mother practice on the piano while he drew on his notepad.
          His first published drawing was of his dog, Spike, which appeared in a 1937 Ripley's Believe It Or Not! installment. In his senior year in high school (1939?), his mother noticed an ad for the Federal School of Applied Cartooning correspondence school (later called Art Instruction Schools) which was based in Minneapolis. Schulz passed the talent test, completed the course. He began trying to sell gag cartoons to magazines; between 1948 and 1950, he succeeded in selling 17 cartoons to the Saturday Evening Post. He sold a weekly comic panel feature called Li'l Folks by Sparky to the local St. Paul Pioneer Press that was run in the women's section; the pay was $10 a week. After writing and drawing the feature for two years, Schulz asked for a better location in the paper or for daily exposure, as well as a raise; when he was turned down on all three counts, he quit.
          His beloved mother died suddenly of cancer in February 1943; Charles was upset that he had not been told of her illness. He was drafted that year and served in Europe as a sergeant in the Army's 20th Armored Division; he saw combat toward the end of the war. After discharge in 1945, he returned to Minneapolis and found work lettering for a Roman Catholic comic magazine. Art Instruction Schools {name changed circa 1950} hired him as an instructor in July 1946.

          Schulz continued submitting strips to the national newspaper syndicates, and in the spring of 1950, he received a letter from United Feature Syndicate (later United Media) expressing interest in his submission Li'l Folks. In June 1950, he boarded a train for New York City. He was more interested in doing a daily strip than a panel, so he also brought along the first installments of what would become Peanuts®; the syndicate signed him to a contract. (The title of 'Peanuts' was imposed by the syndicate, and Schulz loathed it to his dying day.) The first Peanuts® daily strip appeared 2 October 1950 in seven newspapers; the first Sunday Peanuts® strip appeared 6 January 1952.
          Schulz moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1951; in April that same year he married Joyce Halverson (no relation to his mother Dena Halverson Schulz). Their son Monte was born the next February. In 1958, the family moved to the idyllic Coffee Grounds ranch near Sebastopol, California.

          Schulz drew a short-lived sports-oriented comic strip called It's Only A Game [1957-59] that was abandoned due to the demands of Peanuts®. From 1956 to 1965 he contributed a single-panel series featuring teenagers called Young Pillars to Youth, a publication associated with the Church of God. He illustrated two volumes of Art Linkletter's "Kids Say The Darndest Things" [1957 & 1961] and "Dear President Johnson" [1964], a collection of letters edited by Bill Adler.

          The first animated Peanuts® TV special "A Charlie Brown Christmas", aired in December 1965 and won an Emmy Award and a Peabody Award; so far 45 such specials have been produced.

          Diagnosed with cancer, Schulz retired from Peanuts® at the end of 1999. He died on 13 February 2000, the day before his last strip was published – having completed 17,897 daily and Sunday strips, each and every one fully written, drawn, and lettered entirely by his own hand – an unmatched achievement in comics.

Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center [est. 2002] in Santa Rosa, CA
Charles Schulz entry at Wikipedia
search Charles Schulz books {returns over 2,600 titles} on Amazon
Charles M. Schulz credits [since 1965] at Internet Movie Database

official Peanuts® website
Peanuts® entry at Wikipedia
Snoopy's Home official website [est. 2007]
The Snoopy Store® [est. 1999]: the only official Peanuts® retailer on the web

browse Comics & Graphics Books / Peanuts® Dept. {returns 700+ items} at Amazon
browse Family Movies & TV / Charlie Brown & Peanuts on DVD {returns 56 items} at Amazon

signature of Charles M. Schulz


Primary  Works

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"The Complete Peanuts"
Two years of daily & Sunday strips per book, so there will be 25 volumes;
the slipcover box sets cover four years each.

The Complete Peanuts® volume 1 - very early Charlie Brown on red  
The Complete Peanuts® volume 3 - Pig Pen on brown  
The Complete Peanuts® volume 6 - Schroeder on maroon  
The Complete Peanuts® volume 7 - Linus and his blanket  
The Complete Peanuts® volume 10 - Snoopy as the World War I Flying Ace  
The Complete Peanuts® volume 13 - Frieda, the girl with naturally curly hair  
The Complete Peanuts® volume 18 - Snoopy's brother Spike  
The Complete Peanuts® volume 19 - Lucy van Pelt on blue  
The Complete Peanuts® volume 21 - Marcie on yellow  
The Complete Peanuts® volume 24 - Peppermint Patty on teal-green  
Volume 1: 1950-52: Fantagraphics 6¾x8½ hardcover [5/2004] for $24.49
Volume 1: Kindle Edition from Peanuts Worldwide [2004 edition] for $14.99
Volume 1 in paperback: Fantagraphics 6½x8¼ pb [6/2014] for $22.99
Volume 2: 1953-54: Fantagraphics 6¾x8½ hardcover [10/2004] for $26.06
Volume 2: 1953-54: Fantagraphics pb [11/2014] for $16.28
Volume 2: Kindle Edition from Peanuts Worldwide [2004 edition] for $14.99
Volume 2 in paperback: Fantagraphics 6½x8¼ pb [11/2014] for $19.22
1950-1954 Box Set: Fantagraphics slipcover set [10/2014] for $40.21

Volume 3: 1955-56: Fantagraphics 6¾x8½ hardcover [5/2005] for $21.57
Volume 3: Kindle Edition from Peanuts Worldwide [2005 edition] for $14.99
Volume 3 in paperback: Fantagraphics 6½x8¼ pb [6/2015] for $15.63
Volume 4: 1957-58: Fantagraphics 6¾x8½ hardcover [10/2005] for $20.69
Volume 4: Kindle Edition from Peanuts Worldwide [2005 edition] for $14.99
Volume 4 in paperback: Fantagraphics 6½x8¼ pb [10/2015] for $21.54
1955-1958 Box Set: Fantagraphics pb [11/2015] for $38.63
1955-1958 Box Set: Fantagraphics slipcover set [10/2005] for $38.63

Volume 5: 1959-60: Fantagraphics 6¾x8½ hardcover [5/2006] for $22.47
Volume 5: Kindle Edition from Peanuts Worldwide [2006 edition] for $14.99
Volume 5 in paperback: Fantagraphics 6½x8¼ pb [5/2016] for $15.53
Volume 6: 1961-62: Fantagraphics 6¾x8½ hardcover [10/2006] for $23.33
Volume 6: Kindle Edition from Peanuts Worldwide [2006 edition] for $14.99
Volume 6 in paperback: Fantagraphics 6½x8¼ pb [11/2016] for $15.53  11/2016
1959-1962 Box Set: Fantagraphics slipcover set [11/2006] for $35.87

Volume 7: 1963-64: Fantagraphics 6½x8½ hardcover [5/2007] for $22.48
Volume 7: Kindle Edition from Peanuts Worldwide [2007 edition] for $14.99
Volume 8: 1965-66: Fantagraphics 7x8¾ hardcover [8/2006] for $22.47
Volume 8: Kindle Edition from Peanuts Worldwide [2006 edition] for $14.99
1963-1966 Box Set: Fantagraphics slipcover set [8/2007] out of print/used

Volume 9: 1967-68: Fantagraphics 6½x8½ hardcover [5/2008] for $22.22
Volume 9: Kindle Edition from Peanuts Worldwide [2008 edition] for $14.99
Volume 10: 1969-70: Fantagraphics hardcover [10/2008] for $22.04
Volume 10: Kindle Edition from Peanuts Worldwide [2008 edition] for $14.99
1967-1970 Box Set: Fantagraphics slipcover set [10/2008] for $33.99

Volume 11: 1971-72: Fantagraphics hardcover [4/2009] for $21.35
Volume 11: Kindle Edition from Peanuts Worldwide [2009 edition] for $14.99.
Volume 12: 1973-74: Fantagraphics hardcover [9/2009] for $22.04.
Volume 12: Kindle Edition from Peanuts Worldwide [2009 edition] for $14.99
1971-1974 Box Set: Fantagraphics slipcover set [10/2009] out of print/used

Volume 13: 1975-76: Fantagraphics hardcover [4/2010] for $21.58
Volume 14: 1977-78: Fantagraphics hardcover [9/2010] for $20.60
1975-1978 Box Set: Fantagraphics slipcover set [9/2010] for $36.47

Volume 15: 1979-80: Fantagraphics hardcover [4/2011] for $23.80
Volume 16: 1981-82: Fantagraphics hardcover [8/2011] for $21.16
1979-1982 Box Set: Fantagraphics slipcover set [8/2011] for $33.26

Volume 17: 1983-84: Fantagraphics hardcover [4/2012] for $19.58
Volume 18: 1985-86: Fantagraphics hardcover [9/2012] for $21.19
1983-1986 Box Set: Fantagraphics slipcover set [9/2012] for $33.26

Volume 19: 1987-88: Fantagraphics hardcover [4/2013] for $19.19
Volume 20: 1989-90: Fantagraphics hardcover [10/2013] for $20.40
1987-1990 Box Set: Fantagraphics slipcover set [10/2013] for $40.48

Volume 21: 1991-92: Fantagraphics hardcover [5/2014] for $19.89
Volume 22: 1993-94: Fantagraphics 6¾x8½ hardcover [11/2014] for $22.60
1991-1994 Box Set: Fantagraphics slipcover set [11/2014] for $39.68
Volume 23: 1995-96: Fantagraphics 7x8½ hardcover [7/2015] for $21.77
Volume 24: 1997-98: Fantagraphics hardcover [9/2015] for $21.14
1995-1998 Box Set: Fantagraphics slipcover set [9/2015] for $34.35

Volume 25: 1999-2000: Fantagraphics 7x8½ hardcover [7/2016] for $20.25
Volume 26: Comics & Stories: Fantagraphics hardcover [11/2016] for $19.49  11/2016
Volume 26: Kindle Edition from Fantagraphics [11/2016] for $7.99  11/2016
Volumes 25-26 Box Set: Fantagraphics slipcover set [11/2016] for $35.43  11/2016

Complete Peanuts 32-volume bundle in Kindle format from Fantagraphics  "The Complete Peanuts: 32 Volumes" bundle on Kindle [2016]  12/2016
Kindle Edition from Fantagraphics [11/2016] 32 books totaling $512.92
includes volumes 1 thru 26 as above, plus "A Valentine For Charlie Brown", "Batter Up, Charlie Brown", "Charlie Brown's Christmas Stocking", "Snoopy vs. The Red Baron", "Snoopy's Thanks-giving", and "Waiting For The Great Pumpkin" - all released in November 2015


Peanuts 2000 book by Charles M. Schulz  "Peanuts 2000: The 50th Year of The World's Favorite Comic Strip - Featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and The Peanuts Gang" [2000] by Charles M. Schulz
all of the 'Peanuts' strips drawn by Charles M. Schulz that were published
from 1 January 1999 to 13 February 2000
Kindle Edition from Peanuts Worldwide, LLC [10/2013] for $10.49
Ballantine Books 9x8½ pb [9/2000] for $12.50
Easton Press 8¾x6½ leatherbound [9/2000] out of prodn/scarce


"Peanuts Every Sunday" by Charles M. Schulz
Each volume contains four or five years of re-mastered color Sunday strips.

Peanuts Every Sunday 1961-1965 by Charles M. Schulz   "Peanuts Every Sunday, Volume 1: 1952-1955" [2013]
Titan Comics pb [12/2015] for $6.99
Fantagraphics 9¾x13¼ hardcover [12/2013] for $34.35
"Peanuts Every Sunday, Volume 2: 1956-1960" [2014]
Fantagraphics 9¾x13¼ hardcover [11/2014] for $33.27
"Peanuts Every Sunday, Volume 3: 1961-1965" [2015]
Fantagraphics 9¾x13¼ hardcover [11/2015] for $34.35
"Peanuts Every Sunday, Volume 4: 1966-1970" [2016]
Kindle Edition from Fantagraphics & comiXology [11/2016] for $19.24
Fantagraphics 9¾x13¼ hardcover [11/2016] for $35.17
. . . expect six more volumes


Other  Works

"It's Only A Game" sports-oriented comic strip [1957-59]

"Young Pillars" [1956-65] single-panel series featuring teenagers in Youth, a publication associated with the Church of God
"Kids Say The Darndest Things" [1957 & 1961] by Art Linkletter, illustrated by Charles Schulz
"Dear President Johnson" [1964], a collection of letters edited by Bill Adler, illustrated by Charles Schulz

"Peanuts Jubilee" [1975] by Charles M. Schulz

"Charles M. Schulz Conversations" [] by Charles M. Schulz, Edited by M. Thomas Inge

"My Life with Charlie Brown" [3/2010] by Charles M. Schulz, Edited by M. Thomas Inge
http://www.amazon.com/Life-Charlie-Brown-Charles-Schulz-ebook/dp/B003CV7SB8/
http://www.amazon.com/Life-Charlie-Brown-Charles-Schulz/dp/1604734477/



Books  for  Kids

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Book publisher Simon & Schuster [est. 1924] has recently set up the Simon Spotlight division
and is already releasing Peanuts® books designed specifically for kids.

new Peanuts® books from KaBOOM!
showing as for 'ages 6 & up' and for 'ages 9 & up'; each book contains classic original strips by Charles Shulz, and new material by others

Peanuts Volume 3 book by Charles M. Schulz & Shane Houghton  
Peanuts Volume 5 book by Charles M. Schulz & Shane Houghton  
"Peanuts, Volume 1" [ages 6 & up; 2012] by Charles M. Schulz & Shane Houghton, Illustrated by Vicki Scott
KaBOOM! 10x7 pb [8/2012] for $11.70
"Peanuts, Volume 2" [ages 6 & up; 2013] by Charles M. Schulz & Shane Houghton, Illustrated by Paige Braddock
KaBOOM! 10x7 pb [3/2013] for $12.48
"Peanuts, Volume 3" [ages 6 & up; 2014] by Charles M. Schulz & Shane Houghton, Illustrated by Vicki Scott & Mona Koth
KaBOOM! 10x7 pb [3/2014] for $11.92
"Peanuts, Volume 4" [ages 9 & up; 2014] by Charles M. Schulz & others
Kindle Edition from KaBOOM! [10/2014] for $5.38
KaBOOM! 10¼x6½ pb [10/2014] for $11.70
"Peanuts, Volume 5" [ages 8 & up; 2015] by Charles M. Schulz, Illustrated by Vicki Scott & Mona Koth
Kindle Edition from KaBOOM! [2/2015] for $5.38
KaBOOM! 10¼x6½ pb [4/2015] for $10.33


Television
Charles M. Schulz credits [since 1965] at Internet Movie Database
17 selected videos/DVDs
browse Family Movies & TV / Charlie Brown & Peanuts on DVD {returns 56 items} at Amazon
Peanuts® 'mediagraphy' listing at Wikipedia

Peanuts Deluxe Holiday Collection on DVD  "Peanuts Deluxe Holiday Collection" DVD Box Sets [2008]
Warner Home Video remastered DVD set [10/2012] for $24.99
Warner Home Video multilanguage DVD set [9/2008] 3-disks for $20.99
contains three half-hour color animated TV specials: 25-minute "A Charlie Brown Christmas" [1965] {credits at IMDb}; 25-minute "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" [1966] {credits at IMDb}; and 30-minute "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" [1973] {credits at IMDb}
Peanuts Holiday Ultimate Collector's Edition on Blu-ray  "Peanuts Deluxe Holiday Ultimate Collector's Edition" Blu-ray+DVD Box Set [2010]
Warner Home Video widescreen color Blu-ray/DVD set [11/2010] 4 disks + collectibles for $29.49
contains three half-hour color animated TV specials on Blu-ray disks: 25-minute "A Charlie Brown Christmas" [1965] {credits at IMDb}; 25-minute "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" [1966]
{credits at IMDb}; and 30-minute "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" [1973] {credits at IMDb};
ALSO bonus DVD, extras on each Blu-ray disk, Peanuts snowglobe, and window clings

Art & Making of Peanuts Animation book by Charles Solomon  "The Art and Making of Peanuts Animation: Celebrating Fifty Years of
Television Specials" [2012] by animation historian Charles Solomon

covers all 45 films, with interviews of Lee Mendelsohn, Phil Roman, Bill Melendez
& Bill Littlejohn
Chronicle Books 9½x11 hardcover [11/2012] for $29.60

"Peanuts 1960's Collection" [2009]
Peanuts 1960's Collection DVD box set from Warner Home Video   Warner Home Video DVD set [7/2009] 2 disks for $24.46
contains six animated TV specials, as below, plus a new 38-minute featurette
profiling composer Vince Guaraldi, "The Maestro of Menlo Park"

"A Charlie Brown Christmas" [CBS-TV Dec 1965]
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
2008 documentary "A Christmas Miracle: The Making of A Charlie Brown Christmas" [15:58] at YouTube
won Emmy, Peabody

Lee Mendelson (2005-09-27). A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Making of a Tradition. Harper Paperbacks. ISBN 0-06-076659-X.

"Charlie Brown's All-Stars" [CBS-TV June 8, 1966]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Brown%27s_All-Stars

"It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" [CBS-TV October 27, 1966]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%27s_the_Great_Pumpkin,_Charlie_Brown

"You're in Love, Charlie Brown" [CBS-TV June 12, 1967]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You%27re_in_Love,_Charlie_Brown

"He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown" [CBS-TV February 14, 1968]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/He%27s_Your_Dog,_Charlie_Brown

"It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown" [CBS-TV September 27, 1969]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_Was_a_Short_Summer,_Charlie_Brown

"Peanuts 1970's Collection, Vol. 1" [Warner Home Video October 20, 2010]

"Peanuts 1970's Collection, Vol. 2" [Warner Home Video June 1, 2011]

"The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show" [CBS-TV 1983-85]
Charlie Brown and Snoopy 1983-85 TV Show  Weekly half-hour animated series of the Peanuts Gang in skits based on the daily comic strip; 18 episodes, Sept-Dec 1983 and Sept 1985 • Produced by Bill Melendez & Lee Mendelson; featuring voices of Bill Melendez, Brad Kesten, Brett Johnson, Jeremy Schoenberg, Angela Lee Sloan, Victoria Vargas, Stacy Heather Tolkin, Michael Dockery, Kevin Brando, Gini Holtzman, Keri Houlihan, Heather Stoneman, Mary Tunnell, 'Fergie', Jason Mendelson, Danny Colby, Dana Ferguson, Carl Steven
The Complete Series: Warner Archive color DVD [11/2012] 2 disks for $22.88
series credits at IMDbseries entry at Wikipedia

"This Is America, Charlie Brown" TV mini-series [CBS-TV 1988-89]
'This Is America, Charlie Brown' animated TV mini-series  8-episode animated mini-series aired Oct 1988 to May 1989; the Peanuts Gang visits important events in United States history: "The Mayflower Voyagers", "The Birth of The Constitution", "The Building of The Transconti-nental Railroad", "The Wright Brothers At Kitty Hawk", "The N.A.S.A. Space Station", "The Great Inventors"
(Bell, Edison, Ford), "The Smithsonian and The Presidency", and "The Music and Heroes of America"

Produced by Bill Melendez & Lee Mendelson; featuring voices of Bill Melendez, Erin Chase, Jason Riffle, Jason Mendelson, Brandon Stewart, Gregg Berger, Frank Welker {as Abraham Lincoln}, Brittany Thornton, Erica Gayle, Marie Cole, Curtis Andersen, Tani Taylor Powers, Hal Smith, Hakeem Abdul-Samad, Ami Foster, Brandon Horne, Jeremy Miller, Keri Houlihan
The Complete Series: Warner Home Video color DVD [6/2014] 2 disks for $19.69
series credits at IMDbseries entry at Wikipedia


M o v i e s
Charles M. Schulz credits [since 1965] at Internet Movie Database
browse Family Movies & TV / Charlie Brown & Peanuts on DVD {returns 56 items} at Amazon
Peanuts® 'mediagraphy' listing at Wikipedia

"A Boy Named Charlie Brown" feature film [Nov 1969]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Boy_Named_Charlie_Brown

"Snoopy, Come Home" feature film [Aug 1972]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snoopy,_Come_Home

"Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown" feature film [Aug 1977]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_for_Your_Life,_Charlie_Brown

"Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!!)" feature film [May 1980]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bon_Voyage,_Charlie_Brown_(and_Don%27t_Come_Back!!)

Peanuts® animated feature films
Announced 10/2012: Twentieth Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios have acquired motion picture rights to the late Charles Schulz’s “Peanuts” franchise; the first
(untitled) film will be released on 25 November 2015, which is the 65th anniversary of the comic strip and the 50th anniversary of the "Charlie Brown Christmas"
TV special. Steve Martino ("Ice Age" & "Horton") will direct a script by co-producers & co-writers son Craig Schulz, grandson Bryan Schulz, and Cornelius Uliano.

"The Peanuts Movie 3-D" [Fox/Blue Sky Nov 2015]
early 'Dream Big' poster for 2015 'The Peanuts Movie' in 3-D  group poster for 2015 'The Peanuts Movie' in 3-D  Episodic tale of Charlie Brown at home and at school, with Snoopy in a second storyline flying his airplane/doghouse against the Red Baron in World War I France to rescue daring resistence pilot Fifi.
Directed by Steve Martino; co-produced & written by Bryan Schulz, Craig Schulz & Cornelius Uliano; music by Christophe Beck (based on themes by Vince Guaraldi); voice actors include Noah Schnapp {as Charlie Brown}, Francesca Capaldi, Mariel Sheets, Venus Schultheis, Madisyn Shipman, Noah Johnston, Hadley Belle Miller, Rebecca Bloom, Mar Mar, William Wunsch, A.J. Tecce, Alexander Garfin & Anastasia Bredikhina, with recordings of Bill Melendez [1916-2008] used for sounds of Snoopy & Woodstock
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailers at YouTube: 3/2014 teaser [0:59]1/2015 'flying Snoopy' trailer [1:54]


Stageplays  &  Other Media
Peanuts® 'mediagraphy' listing at Wikipedia

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You%27re_a_Good_Man,_Charlie_Brown


Music  (by  Vince Guaraldi  and  others)
browse Vince Guaraldi Store at Amazon Music

"Lucy and Linus Theme" by Vince Guaraldi [2 minute 16 second MIDI file]

"Peanuts Portraits: Peanuts 60th Anniversary" audio CD [2010] by Vince Guaraldi
http://www.amazon.com/Peanuts-Portraits-60th-Anniversary/dp/B0037RBVOM/

38-minute featurette profiling composer Vince Guaraldi, "The Maestro of Menlo Park"


Peanuts®  Characters
list of Peanuts® characters at Wikipedia
Charlie Brown
Snoopy
Lucy (Lucille van Pelt)
Linus van Pelt
Pig-Pen
Rerun (Linus & Lucy's little brother)



Works  About  Charles Schulz

Good Grief biography of Charles Schulz book by Rheta Grimsley Johnson  
"Good Grief: The Story of Charles M. Schulz" [1989]
'authorized portrait' by Rheta Grimsley Johnson

Andrews McMeel Publng 9x6 pb [6/1995] out of print/many used
Pharos Books 9x6 hardcover [9/89] out of print/80+ used
Schulz & Peanuts biography  "Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography" [2007]
by David Michaelis

Harper 9x6 hardcover [10/2007] for $23.07

"Good Ol' Charles Schulz" TV documentary [PBS-TV Oct 2007]
"Good Ol' Charles Schulz" 2007 TV documentary from 'American Masters' on PBS  83-minute largely-b&w 'American Masters' episode about the life and career
of cartoonist Charles M. Schulz; directed by David Van Taylor
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • credits at IMDb
watch full movie [1:22:54] online at YouTube



Image  Gallery

U.S.P.S. postage stamp from 2000 of flying Snoopy        double-sided sheet of 20 U.S.P.S. postage stamps of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas', issued October 2015


Family  &  Friends

first wife Joyce Halverson Schulz Doty [] - married April 1951
step-daughter equine trainer Meredith Schulz Fredericksen Hodges [b. 1950]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meredith_Hodges
granddaughter Dena Fredericksen [b. 1974]
Lucky Three Ranch [est. 1980] in Fort Collins, Colorado
son Monte Schulz [b. 1952]
son Craig Schulz {co-produces the new movies, 2015}
grandson Bryan Schulz {co-produces the new movies, 2015}
daughter Amy
daughter Jill

second wife Jeannie


TV producer Lee Mendelson

animator Bill Melendez

composer Vince Guaraldi


L i n k s
Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center [est. 2002] in Santa Rosa, CA
Charles Schulz entry at Wikipedia
Charles M. Schulz credits [since 1965] at Internet Movie Database

official Peanuts® website
Peanuts® entry at Wikipedia
list of Peanuts® characters at Wikipedia
Snoopy's Home official website [est. 2007]
The Snoopy Store® [est. 1999]: the only official Peanuts® retailer on the web

search Charles Schulz books {returns over 2,600 titles} on Amazon
browse Comics & Graphics Books / Peanuts® Dept. {returns 700+ items} at Amazon
browse Family Movies & TV / Charlie Brown & Peanuts on DVD {returns 56 items} at Amazon

memorium page at National Cartoonists Society
Toonopedia page



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