As characters go, there are few who have been as widely loved for soo long as Snoopy and the gang.
Launching back in 1950, Peanuts was one of the most widely spread comic strips through the US and is certainly one we all enjoyed growing up.
Following the lives of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy and Linus and many others, Peanuts also took to our screens in various ways including TV specials to movies which all of us here at Truffle Towers knew and loved.
Doing what we do best, we recently set to work to get our hands on some of the coolest Snoopy merchandise that captured the totally vintage graphics that we fell in love with back in the day…. and here it is!
They’re off on an adventure! With Snoopy taking the lead, Charlie, Sally, Lucy and Linus are off somewhere fun… and so could you be with one of our Peanuts Mini Travel Mug to hand!
Like so many others out there, we grew up with Charlie Brown and can still remember reading or even watching their classic moments like it were yesterday. Such a classic!
First hitting the scene over a whopping 65 years ago, Peanuts quickly became a newspaper comic strip staple and has since grown to become one of the world’s most-loved and recognized. .
With so much love for this real retro icon, we are soooo pleased to be adding even more to our range of Snoopy T-Shirts and gifts.
Available from £19.99, these 100% official designs sure aren’t a swing and a miss and are the perfect way to add some cartoon cool to any look. Take a peep! .
Calling all Peanuts fans! Another great t-shirt paying homage to selfies and Snoopy…what more does a girl need!? Hashtag….AWESOME! .
Are you forever in the dog house? If so, you’re not alone! Charlie Brown’s beloved pooch Snoopy features on this simple but super cool design – must have for all you fans! .
Snoopy is on this travels, to a far away land on this awesome oriental t-shirt! Buying for a Peanuts fan? They’ll love you forever! .
For all these and our complete range of Peanuts Clothing, gifts and accessories. Swing on over to TruffleShuffle.co.uk.
Are you an animaniac? Crazy for cartoons? Well you probably have a great collection of Cartoon T-Shirts already (if not, why not?) but have you ever really thought about some of the voices behind your favourite animated characters?
Me neither, so I set off in search of some of my favourite characters and voices. Here’s what I found….
Grandpa Huxtable was a Thundercat!
Between 1984 & 1992, Earle Hyman played Grandpa Russell Huxtable in The Cosby Show. Despite being a trombone playing, Hillman College graduate and a really bad buyer of sweaters in this popular sitcom he was also moonlighting as a humanoid warrior feline from outer space, Panthro.
Panthro was the resident mechanic in the cartoon Thundercats and was also the least clothed member after Snarf.
Earle talked about voicing Panthro and he says it was an easy job because he just pretended he was talking to his cats, which makes me think he probably misunderstood the plot of the series just a little bit.
Uncle Phil was a Shedder!
Actor James Avery played Uncle Phil from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Obviously not content with just putting up with all the shenanigans caused by an annoying wannabe rapper called “Will Smith” he also voiced Shredder from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon.
For over 100 episodes, the man best known for playing a conservative judge also lent his voice to an Asian ninja master best known for living inside a giant mechanical eyeball and hanging out with a hideous man-hog and a disembodied brain. Avery openly admitted the relationship between him and Krang was played “like an old married couple.” Check out the full interview here:
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Fergie was Sally Brown!
Stacy Ann Ferguson, aka Fergie, is probably best known for being part of the ‘pop sensation’ The Black Eyed Peas along with Will.i.am and….. those other guys?!?! Apart from being a member of the B.E.P’s, Fergie has also done some film acting (Planet Terror, Nine) and voice acting work (Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa), but the highlight to her career has to be when she voiced Sally Brown, Charlie Brown’s little sister in Peanuts.
Sally is remembered for her crush on Linus and for not being the brightest spark in the box. Fergie was one of the original Sallys. As Stacy Ferguson, she voiced the character in two classic Peanuts movies and The Charlie Brown & Snoopy Show, starting when she was only 9. Here’s what she sounded like back then:
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And apparently she can still do that voice, which means that if they did a CGI remake of the Peanuts movie, casting Fergie would actually be quite a good decision.
Kelsey Grammer was Side-Show Bob!
When you think of Kelsey Grammer you probably think about Frasier Crane, the character he portrayed for 20 years on ‘Cheers’ and then in ‘Frasier.’ But Kelsey is also responsible for another pretty noteworthy and long-running television fixture and probably my favourite cartoon bad guy Sideshow Bob.
Sideshow Bobs tendancy to break out into song comes from Grammer’s own life. Apparently Grammer had a habit of singing during the shooting of ‘Cheers’ and Sam Simon, who wrote and produced ‘Cheers’ before developing ‘The Simpsons,’ recommended Grammer incorporate this trait into the character Sideshow Bob.
Other Sideshow Bob secrets revealed is that Bobs accent comes from the late stage actor and personal friend of Kelsey, Ellis Rabb. More confessions to come from the interview reveal Kelseys favourite Sideshow Bob line. So why not check out the interview below:
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So there you have it, 4 of my favourite cartoon voices. Thankfully we have plenty of cool tees available so you can show your appreciation for these vocal genius too!!
It’s that time of year for a wardrobe change and what better place to come than TruffleShuffle for some funky, retro beauties to see you through the Summer! We have a great selection of amazing tees and accessories which are perfect for lounging around in the sunshine, feasting out at barbeque’s in, hopping along the beach and attending glorious tea parties. Have a look at some of our new additions below for inspiration…
We love the authentic vintage look of Junk Food’s tees and this latest collection offers even more with fabulous shapes, music tees and more of those distressed prints of all our favourite retro characters.
Fydelity bags are the ultimate Summer accessory. Not only do they look fantastic, hold a load of stuff, they ALSO come with in built speakers and amplifier so you can take your favourite tunes with you everywhere you go! There are a variety of styles you could go for, such as the generously proportioned Tote bag, 90’s style barrel shaped gym bag, bum-bags, handy wallet and amazing cool bags. Just the ticket for festivals, beach parties or lounging around in the park. We have had tons of fun with these bags at Truffle HQ, they really do get very loud indeed. Just plug in your MP3 Player or Smartphone and you’re away!