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12 Facts You May Not Have Known About ‘Peanuts’ Specials

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Everyone loves trivia about their favorite animated features and series, but with over 100 years of animation history behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in cartoons in this continuing video series. You think you know cartoons? Well, here’s a few things you might not know!

This week we’re taking a look at the beloved series of animated adaptations of Charles M. Schulz‘s Peanuts! Let’s start with this fact: how many Peanuts specials do you think there are? You might be saying, “Hmm, Christmas, Halloween, maybe a Thanksgiving one? I don’t know, like eight? Ten?” No. There are forty-five Peanuts specials made between the years of 1965 and 2011. Plus five feature films. There’s an Arbor Day special. Plus ones that aren’t even about holidays at all! For eleven more astounding facts like this, check out this video.

Show notes:

  • You can get the most famous specials, including A Charlie Brown Christmas and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown in the Peanuts Holiday Collection here.
  • You can get the specials from the 1960s in one collection here.
  • You can get the specials from the 1970s here and here. (This collection includes the Arbor Day special, woooo.)
  • All of This Is America, Charlie Brown can be purchased here.
  • You can get all of The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show in one set here.
  • If you want just the Christmas specials, I can make that happen for you.
  • That most recent special, Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown, is here.

Check out some installments of our other video series below, and let us know which cartoon series you think we should cover next in You Think You Know Cartoons?

 

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