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Encyclopedia > Snoopy's siblings

In the comic strip, Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz, Snoopy was often stated to have seven siblings. Five appeared at various times in the strip: four brothers, Andy, Marbles, Olaf and Spike; and one sister, Belle. The two others were never mentioned by name in the comic strip. According to the TV special Snoopy's Reunion, their names are Molly and Rover; however, their appearance is not considered canonical in the comic strip. [1] In the June 6, 1959 comic strip, following the birth of Charlie Brown's sister Sally, Snoopy remarks that he has no brothers or sisters, and is an "only dog." This was later retconned to him being born in a litter of eight puppies. This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... Peanuts was a syndicated daily comic strip written and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz, which ran from October 2, 1950 to the day after Schulzs death, February 13, 2000. ... Charles Monroe Schulz (November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000) was a 20th-century American cartoonist best known worldwide for his Peanuts comic strip. ... Snoopy as a World War I flying ace, depicted on a lunchbox, c. ... A television special is a television program, typically a short film or television movie intended to debut in prime time, the term used to define any television program which interrupts or temporarily replaces programming normally scheduled for a given time slot. ... Snoopys Reunion is one of many prime-time animated TV specials based upon the popular comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 208 days remaining // 1508 - Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, is defeated in Friulia by Venetian forces; he is forced to sign a three-year truce and cede several territories to Venice 1513... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Charles Charlie Brown (occasionally called Chuck by certain characters) is a character in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz. ... Sally Brown is the younger sister of Charlie Brown in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles Schulz. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

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Spike

Spike by far appears most frequently. His appearance is similar to that of Snoopy, but he is substantially thinner, has a perpetually sleepy look, and sports a long, droopy mustache and a fedora. Spike lives alone in the desert near Needles, California, only occasionally interacting with the principal characters in the strip, generally in visiting Snoopy. His friends are mostly inanimate cacti. When he was introduced to the strip, it was revealed that Spike's exceptionally low weight was due to the fact that he had been living with coyotes, and his job was to clean out their den. Although he got a better-fed appearance after his first visit to the Brown household, he apparently had to go "back to business" soon after returning home, for he soon became as thin as before. He temporarily became Rerun's dog in I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown, and also had a TV special, It's the Girl in the Red Truck, Charlie Brown, in which he was the primary character. A moustache (sometimes spelled mustache in the United States) is an outgrowth of hair above the upper lip. ... A fedora, which in this case has been pinched at the front and being worn pushed back on the head, with the front of the brim bent down over the eyes. ... Erg Chebbi, Morocco In geography, a desert is a landscape form or region that receives very little precipitation. ... Needles is a city located on the western banks of the Colorado River in San Bernardino County, California. ... Genera See Taxonomy of the Cactaceae Cactus is the name that has been traditionally given to any member of the flowering plant family Cactaceae. ... Rerun van Pelt is Linus and Lucys younger brother in Charles M. Schulzs comic strip Peanuts. ... I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown is one of the Peanuts made-for-television specials. ... Its the Girl in the Red Truck, Charlie Brown is one of many prime-time animated TV specials based upon the popular comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. ...


During a story arc in 1976, Spike is rescued by Snoopy and a group of Woodstock's friends, from a group of coyotes. The coyotes were apparently furious after Spike tried to sell them "Oceanfront Condos" in the desert of Needles. In 1983, Snoopy is convinced in a letter from Spike that the 1984 Olympics were being moved from Los Angeles to Needles. Snoopy, of course, comes to realize that the claim was false, after Spike admitted that his "friend," a cactus, had told him the rumor. Spike's last major storyline was in 1994, when he and his brothers Olaf and Andy visit Snoopy in the hospital. They leave shortly after Snoopy gets well. Woodstock is a fictional character in Charles M. Schulzs comic strip Peanuts. ... Binomial name Canis latrans Say, 1823 A coyote (Canis latrans) is a member of the Canidae (the dog family) and a relative of the domestic dog. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Music sample: Olympic Fanfare and Theme ( file info) — composed by John Williams for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles Problems listening to the file? See media help. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ...


Spike was used in one-off appearances sporadically through the rest of Peanuts history.


When Snoopy pretends to be a World War I Flying Ace, Spike is a soldier fighting in the trenches, though the only change in his appearance is that he wears an army helmet instead of a fedora for these appearances. Combatants Allied Powers: British Empire France Italy Russia United States Central Powers: Austria-Hungary Bulgaria Germany Ottoman Empire Commanders Ferdinand Foch Georges Clemenceau Victor Emmanuel III Luigi Cadorna Armando Diaz Nicholas II Aleksei Brusilov Herbert Henry Asquith Douglas Haig John Jellicoe Woodrow Wilson John Pershing Wilhelm II Paul von Hindenburg... The Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen, perhaps the most famous ace of all. ...


Andy and Olaf

Andy and Olaf live together on a farm. Andy is distinguished by his shaggy dog appearance, but otherwise looks like Snoopy. Olaf appears to be somewhat overweight. He does not bear much resemblance to Snoopy or his other siblings. He also wears a hunting cap.

Snoopy's brother Olaf
Snoopy's brother Olaf

Olaf is first seen during a series in January 1989, in which he visits Snoopy. During this sequence, Lucy enters Olaf in an "ugly dog" contest, which he wins. He appears again in 1994, where he, Andy, and Spike visit Snoopy, who is in the hospital. After Snoopy gets better, the three brothers leave without saying good-bye. This is the first appearnce of Andy in the strip Image File history File links Snoopys_brother_olaf. ... Book cover Lucy van Pelt is a character in the immensely popular comic strip Peanuts, written and drawn by Charles Schulz. ...


After that Olaf and Andy are shown three times in 1994. They are sitting against a barn, contemplating what direction their lives should go in. They appear sporadically after that. A barn in southern Ontario, Canada A barn in Wisconsin A barn in Poland A round barn in Fayette County, Indiana This article is about a type of agricultural building, for other uses see Barn (disambiguation). ...


Andy and Olaf spent some time travelling to Needles to live with Spike. However, after "two right turns and twenty-three wrong ones" they eventually ended up back at Snoopy's doghouse. After a brief stay and failure to become Rerun's dogs, they continued to wander around and were considering buying banjos in their last appearance. Rerun van Pelt is Linus and Lucys younger brother in Charles M. Schulzs comic strip Peanuts. ...


Notably, Andy is perhaps the only Peanuts character to have originated in animation before appearing in the strip - his animated debut was the 1991 TV special Snoopy's Reunion. Animation is the filming a sequence of drawings or positions of models to create an illusion of movement. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Snoopys Reunion is one of many prime-time animated TV specials based upon the popular comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. ...


Belle

Belle is Snoopy's sister. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri with her unnamed teenage son who Snoopy noted as resembling the Pink Panther. Belle herself resembles her brother, but with longer eyelashes. She wears a lace collar. Snoopy as a World War I flying ace, depicted on a lunchbox, c. ... Nickname: City of Fountains or Heart of America Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... The Pink Panther cartoon character. ... A closed eye, displaying lashes The eye now open — lashes less visible An eyelash or simply lash is one of the hairs that grow at the edge of the eyelid. ... White lace is often used in collars and other fabric borders. ...


Belle only made a few appearances in the strip, but is well-remembered because of the Belle stuffed animal toys sold in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Many people who were not regular readers of the comic strip mistakenly thought that she was Snoopy's girlfriend, rather than his sister. Stuffed animals inside a claw machine. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


In 1984, Snoopy and Belle inspired fashion designers around the world, including Lagerfeld, Armani, and de la Renta to create one-of-a-kind outfits in their honor. Both beagles modeled for the "Snoopy in Fashion" exhibition held that year in Japan.


Marbles

Marbles, reputedly the smartest of the siblings, is a spotted beagle whose one appearance in the comic strip was in a September 1982 story arc. He also appeared in the 1991 animated feature Snoopy's Reunion.


Other siblings

The two other siblings, Molly and Rover, appeared in the 1991 TV special Snoopy's Reunion; however, Schulz never depicted or named these characters in the comic strip, so these names are not considered to be canonical. A Television Special is a television program that is essentially a television movie or a short film usually intended to be broadcast sporadically, typically once a year at most. ...


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