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Snoopy, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame right next to the star of the creator of Peanuts comic strips, Charles M. Schulz. Snoopy happens to be the first fictional Beagle to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Charles' son, Craig, the writer and producer of "The Peanuts Movie" spoke at 11:30 a.m. the ceremony in 7021 Hollywood Boulevard where the 2,563rd star was unveiled. The character was honored with the star just 4 days before the movie's premiere worldwide.
Talking about the character Snoopy in 2000 before his demise, Schulz said, "Snoopy's whole personality is a little bittersweet, but he's a very strong character." Snoopy is known for pondering his life sitting atop his dog house and considers himself the "World Famous Author".
The writer of the comic strip also said, "He can win or lose, be a disaster, a hero or anything and yet it all works out. I like the fact that when he's in real trouble, he can retreat into a fantasy and thereby escape" talking about the role of the character.
According to Walk of Fame producer Ana Martinez, Snoopy will join animated characters like Bugs Bunny, Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, the Rugrats, Shrek, The Simpsons, Snow White, Tinker Bell, Winnie- the-Pooh and Woody Woodpecker with stars.
The Peanuts movie director, Paul Feig spoke about Snoopy during the mid morning ceremony and took pride in saying, "He's everything all of us should aspire to be". Peanuts appeared in 75 countries daily.
The famous comic had an audience of 355 Million people! The other movie dogs' names in Hollywood Walk of Fame include Lassie and Rin Tin Tin, who helped in popularizing the breed German Shepherd throughout the country.