Timeless Thoughts: Peanuts

Timeless Thoughts

It’s that time of the month! It’s time for another round of Timeless Thoughts, a monthly blog link-up hosted by Georgie and me. This month is being hosted by Georgie, so head over to her blog and join up by submitting your post to the widget at the end of Georgie’s entry! This link-up is opened for two weeks, and your entry can be about anything you miss from your past! It can be an object, an event, a person — anything goes — and you can have more than one thing you miss. For this month, here’s what I’ve been missing lately!

Peanuts Gang from Peanutsmovie.com/

Growing up, Peanuts was a big part of my childhood. From its comic strips to its films and TV shows, I read and watched almost everything I could. I always enjoyed the company of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and Linus. Something about these characters just really resonated with me. Something about the world Charles Schulz created had a lot charm, which is something I feel is missing from a lot of today’s newer entertainments. From Charlie Brown’s kindness to his determination, to Lucy’s snarkiness and her hilarious booth, to Linus’s wisdom and his tendency to carry a security blanket, and Snoopy’s wacky and creative adventures with Woodstock, Peanuts portrayed life with a perfect mixture of humour and wisdom.

The new movie that’s coming out next month is what brought back all the great memories regarding Peanuts. Aesthetically, the new movie is different from the old movies and cartoons. The gangs are now in 3-D, and while I’m normally not big on 3-D animation, I find myself liking the looks of this movie. I watched its trailer, and I found myself completely enamoured by it. Just based on the trailer alone, I love how the creators have captured all the minor details about the characters. From Lucy calling Charlie Brown a blockhead, to Snoopy being Joe Cool, and to seeing the Little Red-Haired Girl . . . it just completely felt like the old Peanuts comic strips, movies, and cartoons.

Peanutise TC!

Here’s me, all Peanutized. Click on the link to go Peanutize yourself! I would love to see everyone as Peanuts characters. I’d also like to know if you grew up with Peanuts, too! Share your memories of them in the comments!

Comments

  1. Peanuts were great! I’m looking forward to the movie too. I remember when I was young I had a few read-a-long Peanuts books where you had a cassette tape and a book and it would make a little jingle sound when you should turn the page. I loved being able to read a book while listening to all the characters voices.

    I also enjoyed the weird voices of the teachers and my favourite character was definitely Snoopy but I also like Woodstock, Peppermint Patty and Marcie and sometimes Lucy, but she was so bossy!

    • I love the “wah-wah-wah-wah” sounds the adults would make! In fact, I got kind of upset when I saw that the more recent Peanuts shows had adults actually talking, and I was saying, “Where’s the ‘wah-wah-wah-wah’?!”

  2. I actually peanutized myself a week ago or so, actually! I’ll pop a link in (http://i.imgur.com/KasllV6.jpg), but yeah… it’s really kind of crazy how old I feel sometimes thinking about things like Peanuts and old cartoons. My post is going to be um… long and ranty and needy, so you’ll see about that, and it made me start to feel old too.

    That being said, I didn’t grow up on the Peanuts per se, but everyone knew It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, if nothing else, and it was a bit thing for my ex-roommate’s stepdad’s mom (mouthful) so we ended up getting pulled into a lot of Peanuts stuff around the Holidays.

    • I love A Charlie Brown Christmas myself. It’s one holiday thing I have to watch every year! That and the original Grinch! XD Cute Peanuts character, by the way! ^^

  3. I hope that you enjoy the movie when it comes out. It can be exciting when they revive something classic. Hopefully they do it the right way. :D

    I like you Peanutized! :D I did one of me as well, https://imgur.com/oLJlJjU

    • I hope they do it right, too! And yes! You have the pink hair on your Peanuts character! ^_^

  4. Michelle on

    Peanuts was awesome when I growing up! I can’t wait to see the movie coming out!

  5. Michelle on

    Oh, I forgot, here’s my peanut character (http://i57.tinypic.com/24y92s2.jpg)

  6. Peanuts was great! I only read strips at a time but definitely a classic. For some reason I love comics, but I’ve never really delved into the comic strip world… but Peanuts was an exception! And also Calvin & Hobbes.

    • I loved Calvin & Hobbes, too, but my other favourite strip was For Better or For Worse :D

  7. The new movie looks really cute! I think it’s interesting how they’ve done the 3D because it still looks like the style from the original comics and cartoons. This movie looks promising!

    I have to admit that I didn’t really read Peanuts growing up. I was more into Garfield and Calvin and Hobbes. My grandma-in-law loves Peanuts though, especially Snoopy! (She used to own a beagle.) We still buy her Peanuts merchandise as gifts :)

    • Yes! I do love how they made the 3D design look like the classic design. It’s done very tastefully, and I am loving it!

  8. I don’t think I was really that obsessed with Peanuts, though I had a Peanuts shirt that I wore a while back. I was more into the comic strip. Here is me, Peanutized! http://www.peanutizeme.com/en/share/2c1c2a

    • I don’t think I got to see your character? Unless the very first character that loaded was yours!

  9. Growing up, I was fond of Peanuts, but I don’t think I as obsessed with them. I do have a few Peanuts collectibles here and there that I love and would never part with.

    I like that the movie is in 3D, but it loses a bit of its charm and nostalgia.

    • I don’t think it lost it, but it was a good way to combine modern animation with the old designs . . . but that’s just what I think ^^;

  10. I think I was a bit too young to fully appreciate Peanuts when I was younger. However, the Peanuts have been a long part of the holiday tradition where I would watch their movies on TV or have it playing in the background.

    I think they’ve done a great job on the 3D as far as I can see. It’s pretty cute.

    • Isn’t it cute? I really can’t wait to see the movie! I hope it brings Peanuts back for the newer generation!

  11. I was never super into the Peanuts growing up but… I used to own this big set of Charlie Brown Encyclopedias back in pre-school. XD I’d open them just for the pictures and mostly for Lucy because she was my favorite character.

    And since no one today uses physical encyclopedias anymore, my mom decided to get rid of our Charlie Brown Encyclopedia set just a few months ago (they lasted that long!). It was hard for me as these books have always been there up in my room for as long as I could remember. It was sad seeing them gone.

    • I would love to have those encyclopaedias! Those sound so neat :D I’d have read up all I can, haha!

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