I'm kind of surprised we don't already have a thread for Peanuts - I looked, and found "your thoughts" type of threads on various Peanuts specials, but not a thread for Peanuts discussion in general... we must do something about that! You know, I got to watching some of the old Peanuts movies the other day, and I realized the main thing I like about them - Charles Schulz never really tried to outdo the specials and such on TV, the movies always had the exact same quality... in fact, it's mostly like watching extended specials, rather than half-hour ones. That's one thing you often don't see in animation; if you have a popular series or series of specials that get turned into movies, it's like the company always has to outdo themselves to make the movies even better than the series as far as quality is concerned. I remember reading even Ross Bagdasarian Jr. saying he wanted the comparison on the Chipmunks Saturday morning cartoon and The Chipmunk Adventure movie to be like comparing a dog house to the Taj Mahal. Not so with Peanuts movies, they always of the same overall quality as the specials. Another thing I like too is how Schulz himself handled all of the writing, which I think is a smart idea, after all he was the one who brought all of these characters to life in the funny papers for us years ago, and who has a better understanding of the characters and how they react with each other, and in their surroundings than the creator?