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7 Films Butchering Childhood Classics

Entertainment companies often cash in on beloved characters

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Lovers of Charles Schulz’s classic Peanuts comic strip are probably jumping with joy this week.

It was just announced that the comic — which debuted in 1950, then became a beloved TV special years later with A Charlie Brown Christmas — will be made into a movie in 2015, half a century after the holiday show aired.

Schulz’s son and grandson are teaming up with News Corp‘s (NASDAQ:NWSA) 20th Century Fox for the animated film, which will be the fifth time on the big screen for Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Linus’ blankie and Lucy.

Unfortunately, while Hollywood films don’t have a great track record when it comes to remaking childhood characters to our idealistic standards, they do end up bringing in some dough. And as much as everyone loves Schulz’s creation, history says there’s a good chance we’ll leave the theater saying “Good grief!”

Just look at these seven beloved classics that the big screen has already butchered:

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