Happy Franklin Day! Today, July 31st 2015 marks the 47th anniversary of Franklin’s introduction in the Peanuts comic strip. Following the death of Martin Luther King, teacher Harriet Glickman wrote a letter to Charles M. Schulz urging him that the strip needed an African American character. “Franklin Armstrong” was introduced on July 31st, 1968. Here’s a few Franklin facts to help you celebrate!
- “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” has been voiced by 19 actors throughout the years. He will be voiced by Mar Mar in THE PEANUTS MOVIE.
- THE PEANUTS MOVIE is his first appearance on screen since 1999.
- “Franklin” met Charlie Brown on the beach and talked baseball
Look for “Franklin” in the PEANUTS MOVIE on November 6th.