Snoopy Gets a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (PHOTO)
One of the most iconic dogs in all of entertainment is getting his due!
Snoopy has earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The cartoon beagle, whose plaque is number 2,563 on the boulevard, can be found right next to his creator, Charles Schulz, on the Walk of Fame. This tremendous honor comes just as his new film, The Peanuts Movie, is scheduled to hit theaters this weekend. It’s among the few major, G-rated movies to see wide release in some time, and it’s got a considerable promotional push behind it. Sure, you could argue the movie will be facing competition from James Bond, as Spectre hits theaters this weekend, but do the Peanuts and James Bond fandoms really intersect all that much? This feels like the ideal family movie to serve as counter-programming to the big spy, action blockbuster.
But back to Snoopy. The beagle joins Snow White, Shrek, Mickey Mouse, Woody Woodpecker, Tinker Bell, Winnie The Pooh, Shrek, The Rugrats, Bugs Bunny, Donald Duck and The Simpsons as the only animated characters to earn a star on the Walk of Fame, although I suppose you could count Kermit the Frog and The Muppets, and maybe Big Bird and Godzilla too, depending on how you feel like defining “animated” (since those characters have appeared in cartoons before).
Congrats to you, Snoopy! Give our best to ol’ Charlie Brown. After all, it’s still heart-warming to see a boy and his dog remain best friends after all this time, even as we live in an age where dogs are becoming best friends with horses.