Friday, July 31, 2015

PEANUTS Celebrates the 47th Anniversary of “Franklin,” it’s First African-American Character!

Post a photo on social media with the hashtag #HappyBirthdayFranklin and help us celebrate his 47th anniversary with the Peanuts Gang!

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.

Let us celebrate Franklin by posting photos, thoughts, memories across social media platforms with the hashtag #HappyBirthdayFranklin and highlight “Franklin’s” role in the PEANUTS franchise throughout the years AND his next appearance in The Peanuts Movie on November 6! 

WHO:               “Franklin”, 20th Century Fox and The Peanuts Movie 

WHEN:              Friday, July 31, 2015 

“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.

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