In the history of newspaper comics, there is no series more extensive and loved than the Peanuts. Through witty dialogue, playful characters, and expressive lines, Charles Shultz was able to tell complex stories that captured the joys and disappointments of childhood. No comic artist was quite so skilled at taking simple lines to and creating complex expressions and characterizations with them as Shultz: one squiggle could show that Charlie Brown was fed-up, Snoopy was entertained, or Schroeder was intolerant of Lucy’s affections.
Now, folk artist Jim Shore has channeled the art of storytelling through simple images with this amazingly sensitive statue. The Peanuts Jim Shore Peanuts Comics Happy Dance Statue will make your day every time you see it.
This statue features beloved characters Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and Sally doing the happy dance. The backdrop of the statue is an uplifting comic, showing the same characters as they celebrate through dancing and laughing, with Woodstock perched on top. Now, true fans of the Peanuts know that disappointment and regret played into storylines just as much – if not more – than happiness and celebration. However, in this rare instance, we see Charlie not struggling with growing up, but delighting in it.
This statue measures 6 5/8-inches long, 6 1/4-inches tall, and 2 3/10-inches wide. Crafted out of stone resin, Jim Shore has gone above and beyond to capture the true wonder of the Peanuts. You can pre-order yours today from Entertainment Earth!