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!
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.
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!