Snoopy is an iconic cartoon dog, who has been part of pop culture since 1950!
There are a lot of cartoon dogs in the world, and yet there are some that are more iconic than others. And since 1950, Snoopy has definitely been at the top of the list when it comes to icons.
With every new story, comic, movie, and TV show, we learn something new about this pup. From finding out that his birthday is August 10, to finding out that the dog Snoopy was originally inspired by was actually named Spike (which is funny since his cousin in the comics is named Spike), it feels like there is always a new tidbit to learn about this animated pup.
So what is it that makes Snoopy so iconic? Well, it certainly helps that he has been around since 1950!
Why is Snoopy so iconic?
Honestly, it’s hard not to think of this pup as iconic when he has been appearing in comics and so much more since Oct. 4, 1950. Seriously, this is a 70-year-old dog at this point. Like, how can you compete with that?!
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And it is not just the fact that his comics are still giving us life that makes him iconic. It also helps that he recently got his own Apple TV series. This means that he is still just as relevant today, as he was 20, 30, or even 40 years ago.
Every year, Snoopy is one of the most anticipated balloons in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. And if you say otherwise, we may have to chat. It really does feel like the holiday season can’t start without this pup traveling down the streets of New York City to get to the Macy’s flagship store.
Everyone recognizes Snoopy and you know exactly who his owner is, the name of his best friend, and even what his house looks like. And it doesn’t require looking it up on Google.
How can we not call him an iconic cartoon dog, when we all know who he is. From the Red Baron to Joe Cool, Snoopy may have taken on a number of different personas over the years, but at the end of the day, this is a pup who can express himself with just sound effects and facial expressions that can stop you in your tracks.
Do you agree that Snoopy is an iconic cartoon dog? Is he one of your favorite cartoon dogs? If not, who is? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.