Happy Franklin Day From The PEANUTS Movie

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Hey gang! July 31st is National Franklin Day and PEANUTS is celebrating the 47th anniversary of “Franklin,” its first African-American character! Harriet Glickman, a school teacher, wrote a letter to the comic strip’s creator Charles M. Schulz following the death of Martin Luther King urging him that an African American character needed to be added to the popular comic strip. “Franklin Armstrong” was introduced on July 31, 1968, representing the importance of desegregation.

“Franklin” Fun Facts

  • THE PEANUTS MOVIE is his first appearance on screen since 1999.
  • “Franklin” has been voiced by 19 actors throughout the years. He will be voiced by Mar Mar in THE PEANUTS MOVIE.
  • “Franklin” is an EXCELLENT dancer – he is shown breakdancing in several of the show’s specials.
  • Ice Hockey is “Franklin’s” favorite sport. He is shown practicing in many of the comic strips.
  • “Franklin” is Charlie Brown’s best friend; they met on the beach in his first appearance.

Synopsis:

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Pig-Pen and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut, like they’ve never been seen before, in CG and 3D. Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle – and flying ace – embarks upon his greatest mission as he takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, while his best pal, Charlie Brown, begins his own epic quest. From the creators of the ICE AGE films, THE PEANUTS MOVIE will prove that every underdog has his day. Peanuts was created by Charles Schulz.

The PEANUTS movie will arrive in 2D and 3D theaters on November 6th.

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