This Easter weekend, I saw for the very first time a Peanuts Gang hour-long cartoon titled “Happiness is a Warm Blanket.” How I knew it was Peanuts Gang is because I had (hopefully until now) a stuffed toy named Snoopy given by my aunt many years ago. Peanuts Gang is the name of a group of children, including Snoopy and the small yellow bird named Woodstock whose cartoon series I found in Philippine print newspapers, which I found out later on it was made possible through international syndication.
The story centers around Linus and his security blanket, and how Lucy tried to remove it from him. Here’s a video link of the cartoon, courtesy of Daily Motion.
There were moments in the cartoon where it was really funny, especially when a few of them were flipping, Snoopy looking for opportunities to snap Linus’ blanket out of him. I’m really glad to see this on TV. Even though I’m a woman, this cartoon makes the inner kid in me get excited.
I had a look at the websites below for more information, and am amazed they have a museum for him and his cartoons. Also very excited they have items for sale. I might buy a few for myself.
I would really love to visit the Schulz Museum soon, and so am putting it out there to the Universe so it will happen.