Schulz said that grown-ups just did not interest him. The absence of adults also gives Peanuts a unique point of view, bringing the comic down to the level of children, and not children from an adult's viewpoint.
In the whole Peanuts comics, adults are never shown and never heard.
In a 1975 interview, Schulz explained why his most popular creation featured only children. “Adults are not needed in the Peanuts strip,” he said. “They would intrude in a world where they could only be uncomfortable.”
Brown are unseen characters, like most adults in Peanuts. They are the parents of Charlie Brown and Sally. They are not seen, but in some early strips, the mother has a speech bubble.
Instead, Shorty was tasked with turning those words into wah-wahs with his trombone. He did such a great job on the film that a Web app was made using new Trombone Shorty recordings to turn anything you say into Peanuts adults' "wah-wah"s. It's called "The Wah-Wah Machine," and it can be found here.
Charlie Brown loves Snoopy and cares for him deeply, and thinks he is a great dog. In early strips, Charlie Brown seems to miss Snoopy when they go to sleep, even though he knows that they will see each other first thing the next morning.
Schroeder also often encourages Charlie Brown during games, while the rest of the team says, "Don't let us down by showing up!" In the animated cartoon A Boy Named Charlie Brown, he limits Charlie Brown to only two pitches, a high and low straight ball.
He is still a good friend of Charles Schulz, creator of the “Peanuts” cartoon. The real Charlie Brown is Charlie Francis Brown, a sandy-haired 53-year-old bachelor who once was accused of sassing a policeman because he gave his name as Charlie Brown.
Though it's unclear exactly why Marcie calls Peppermint Patty “sir,” it may have started as a reaction to Peppermint Patty's strong, sometimes bossy personality or due to Marcie's poor eyesight. Though the nickname did seem to irritate her for a while, Peppermint Patty seems OK with it in the new movie.
Schulz's long-running comic strip, Charlie Brown and his friends hear a whole lot of "Wah wah woh wah wah" from their teacher and not much else. Poor kids. It's really hard to learn anything when you can't understand a single word the teacher says.
Charlie Brown says that he is four years old in the strip from November 3, 1950. Over the course of their nearly fifty-year run, most of the characters did not age more than two years. An exception are the characters who were introduced as infants, caught up with the rest of the cast, then stopped.
Mrs. Donovan: Mentioned as Charlie Brown's teacher on 2/17/66. Miss Othmar, later Mrs. Hagemeyer: Linus' favorite teacher.
There are over 70 distinct characters in Peanuts! The main characters are Charlie Brown, Sally Brown, Marcie, Peppermint Patty, Schroeder, Snoopy, Spike, Linus van Pelt, Lucy van Pelt, and Woodstock. Supporting characters include Eudora, Franklin, Frieda, Violet, Lydia, Patty, Rerun, PigPen, and Shermy.
Meet the dog Snoopy was based on
Snoopy was patterned after a dog Schulz had when he was 13 years old. His name was Spike. He was sporting the same colors Snoopy has -- black and white -- but was a mixed breed of "a little pointer and some other kind of hound."
Lucy often mocks Charlie Brown, and abuses him, calling him different insults, such as "dumb" and "weak", although all those insults are false and wrong. Lucy is often unable to realize she is hurting Charlie Brown even though it is completely obvious (an example is the above strip).
"Pig-Pen", Patty and Violet in The Peanuts Movie. In The Peanuts Movie, Patty is shown with a different opinion on "Pig-Pen", as she is shown with a crush on him and even states, "A little dirt never hurt anyone." Violet, however, has the same opinion of him as in the comics and is disgusted by Patty's crush.
Peggy Jean is a minor female character in the Peanuts comic strip by Charles M. Schulz. She was the girlfriend of Charlie Brown for many years in the 1990s.
The Little Red-Haired Girl returned in the 1977 special It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown, making her first ever onscreen appearance. Linus tells Charlie Brown that her name is "Heather", and that she is the Homecoming Queen.
Lucy is Linus's big sister (and both are older siblings to Rerun, who doesn't play a major role in the film). Though Charlie Brown and Lucy are roughly the same age, he and Linus are best friends.
"Pig-Pen" is a fictional character in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz. Whilst amiable, he is a young boy who is, except on rare occasions, extremely dirty and attracts a permanent cloud of dust.
Sally has a crush on Linus, and calls him her "Sweet Babboo" (inspired by Schulz's wife Jeanie, who used to call him that) However, Linus does not really like Sally's love for him.
Snoopy's original name was going to be Sniffy but that was already used in another comic. According to ABC.com, Schulz remembered his mother once saying that if the family were to get another dog, it should be named Snoopy.
Linus Maurer, whose friend Charles M. Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's blanket-wielding friend in "Peanuts," has died at age 90. Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend and colleague Charles M.