Ever feel like you belonged to the world of Charlie Brown and Lucy?
Leading up to Fox Family's The Peanuts Movie, nostalgic fans can visit Peanutize Me!, which lets you transform yourself into a modern-day Peanuts character.
The app lets you create your own avatar with trademark Peanuts characteristics, like squiggly mouths, big hair and weird tights. The video above features cameos from a few Peanuts favorites, including Schroeder (still bent over his tiny piano), Snoopy and Lucy, still perched behind her psychiatry kiosk and shouting know-it-all platitudes like, "If you really want to impress people, you need to show them you're a winner!"
We missed you, Lucy. You'd have been a killer in advertising.
Avatars can be shared on Facebook and Twitter, or downloaded as profile pictures or background images.
In the event that you're wondering how Charles M. Schulz would have rendered me in three extra-round dimensions (I know you're not; this is mainly self-gratification), here I am with Woodstock and the original Snoop-Dogg:
The logo at bottom is for the French title of the film, Snoopy Le Film, because Charlie couldn't even win at being the biggest star of his own comic strip. (I live in Paris.)
It's fun for old-school faithfuls and a new generation just discovering the characters, who distilled how weirdly adult, serious, comedic and tragic a kid's interior life can be.
Long live Peanuts!