Charles Schulz' "Peanuts" Was First "Li'l Folks"

Legendary cartoonist Charles M. Schulz was born on November 26, 1922 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Schulz was most famous for his "Peanuts" cartoon and its main character Charlie Brown. The comic debuted in seven newspapers nationwide on October 2, 1960. Just before making its debut, the comic was titled "Li'l Folks," but changed to "Peanuts" before it was printed. Over the 50-year run of "Peanuts", Schulz made about $1 billion from the cartoon. He also illustrated every single one of the strips during this span. He passed away in his sleep in the year 2000 the night before his final "Peanuts" cartoon ran.

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Charles Schulz's comic "Peanuts" was first called "Li'l Folks." 00:23

  2. Charles Schulz made about $1 billion over the course of "Peanuts"' 50-year run. 00:49

  3. Charles Schulz died only a few weeks after he retired. 01:35

Written by Curiosity Staff November 20, 2015

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