Apple streaming service to produce series, specials and shorts based on Peanuts comic strip characters

FP Staff

Dec 16, 2018 16:02:48 IST

Los Angeles: Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Peanuts crew will have a new home on Apple’s streaming service.

The characters of Peanuts. Twitter/@cartoonbrew

The characters of Peanuts. Twitter/@cartoonbrew

Apple has struck a deal with DHX Media to produce new Peanuts content. The global children’s content and brands company will develop and produce original programs for Apple including new series, specials and shorts based on the beloved characters.

Peanuts was created by Charles M. Schulz in 1950.

DHX will produce original short-form STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) content that will be exclusive to Apple, including astronaut Snoopy.

Peanuts Worldwide and NASA recently signed a Space Act Agreement, designed to inspire a passion for space exploration and STEM among the next generation of students.

Considered as one of the most popular and influential comic strips with over 17000 strips published in total, Peanuts ran from 2 October, 1950, to 13 February, 2000 with intermittent reruns later. It has been adapted into television specials before, several of which, including A Charlie Brown Christmas and It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown won or were nominated for Emmy Awards. A computer-animated feature film based on the strip, The Peanuts Movie, was released in 2015.

The satirical strip focuses on Charlie Brown, an under-confident, meek and nervous young boy.

(With inputs from The Associated Press)

Updated Date: Dec 16, 2018 16:08:19 IST