February 20, 2000
A public memorial service for "Peanuts" creator Charles M. Schulz, who died on Feb. 12 at the age of 77, is scheduled for Monday at 11 a.m. at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa, Calif. In lieu of flowers, the Schulz family has requested that donations be made payable to the Bill Mauldin WW II Cartoon Art Gallery Endowment and sent to National D-Day Memorial Foundation, P.O. Box 77, Bedford, VA 24523.
November 22, 1999 |
"Peanuts" creator Charles M. Schulz is battling colon cancer, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported Sunday. The cancer was discovered Tuesday, after Schulz was rushed to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital to clear a blocked abdominal artery, the artist's wife, Jean Schulz, told the newspaper. His treatment will begin once doctors decide on the best course for attacking the disease, she said. The future is uncertain for "Peanuts," which is distributed to 2,600 newspapers in 75 countries.
April 15, 1990
The telecast of "Why, Charlie Brown, Why?" was certainly television at its finest. Instead of the usual frivolous and silly things for children, here was a half-hour of sensitivity and information done with the ever-popular Peanuts gang. Any family with a seriously ill child must be very grateful for this wonderful way to teach children, and all of us, not to shut out the sick. Congratulations to Charles M. Schulz, the CBS network, the sponsors and the medical advisers. We are all better for their caring efforts.
October 9, 2012 |
Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus and the gang are coming to the big screen, as 20th Century Fox Animation and its Blue Sky Studios unit announced Tuesday that they have acquired the rights to Charles M. Schulz's iconic "Peanuts" comic strip. The planned movie, the product of an agreement between the studio and Schulz's heirs, is scheduled to arrive in theaters Nov. 25, 2015. Steve Martino, who directed Fox's "Ice Age: Continental Drift" and "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who," is to direct from a screenplay by Craig Schulz, Bryan Schulz and Cornelius Uliano.
May 27, 2000 |
Almost all the nation's daily comics have a "Peanuts" theme today, with a Charlie Brown here or a "good grief" there. The coordinated effort was conceived by "Mutts" cartoonist Patrick McDonnell before Charles M. Schulz's death Feb. 12, said Daryl Cagle, president of the National Cartoonists Society. It was planned to appear on the same day the society would be meeting to pay Schulz tribute and to give him a lifetime achievement award.
May 28, 2000 |
The rest of the world knew him, rather formally, as Charles M. Schulz. But to his many friends, the late creator of Charlie Brown and Snoopy was simply "Sparky." Those friends, many of them fellow cartoonists, celebrated Sparky's 50 years in the funnies business Saturday by running Schulz-themed cartoons in the nation's newspapers. More than 80 strips--everything from "Alley Oop" to "Ziggy"--paid homage to "Peanuts."