Lee Mendelson FilmsHis hat is much stupider than the cartoon one, though.
It’s also worth noting that both Charlie Brown and Max suffer from unrequited love while a willing suitor is right in front of them, although that’s also true of every other Peanuts character and a good chunk of cinematic history. Anyway, the parade of Peanuts references continues in The Royal Tenenbaums, in which the family gets a pet beagle and music from A Charlie Brown Christmas is used for the benefit of slower viewers.
Touchstone PicturesThat “thud” you hear in this scene is a little yellow bird crashing against the window.
Then there’s Moonrise Kingdom, which is about a little boy who’s in love with a redheaded girl. If that’s not specific enough for you, check out how the two girls dress:
Focus Features, Lee Mendelson FilmsThat’s right, with clothes. Alert the lawyers.
At one point, the boy declares “Rats!” exactly like Charlie Brown is wont to do. He also happens to be a member of Edward Norton’s Khaki Scouts, which resemble Snoopy’s Beagle Scouts. Note the hats of the troop leaders and their charges. Plus, Edward Norton is basically the Snoopy of actors, right?
Charles M. SchulzBoth come off as smug dicks, but you suspect that they kinda earned it.
The only way that Anderson deviates from Peanuts is in his propensity for brutally killing pets in his films. Wes, do you have some Peanuts-related childhood issues that you need to talk out? We’re here for you.
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