Illustration of Snoopy dancing with black text on a dark green background
Peanuts characters from the PEANUTS comic strip by Charles M Schultz ©1950 by United Feature Syndicate Inc.
Snoopy's dancing has been a part of his character since 1952 - two years after the comic first appeared in papers. Lucy famously complained in June of 1969, "I feel like I'm feeding Fred Astaire!" Peanuts ran in daily newspapers from 1950 until 2000, after which it continued in reruns. In total, creator Charles Schulz published 17,897 strips which have been adapted into several television specials, including A Charlie Brown Christmas, and It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. This strip was first published in Peanuts on March 16, 1963 and was printed on merchandise in 1968.
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