Apple has signed a handle DHX Media that may see the Canadian broadcaster generating new presentations, specials and quick motion pictures about Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the remainder of the Peanuts gang. That contains unique short-form content material for Apple starring astronaut Snoopy, geared toward getting kids serious about STEM.
Peanuts was once created by way of Charles Schulz, who wrote and illustrated the preferred sketch for 5 many years, beginning in 1950. The characters moved to tv within the 1960s with “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” which was once adopted by way of an extended record of specials. And they just lately returned to the massive display screen within the pc animated “Peanuts Movie,” which grossed $246 million international.
DHX received a controlling stake in Peanuts remaining year (the remainder 20 % stake remains to be held by way of the Schulz kin).
Apple, in the meantime, has been lining up loads of new, family-friendly content material for its upcoming streaming provider. That contains additionally enlisting Sesame Workshop to create unique programming (no longer Sesame Street, which just lately moved to HBO).
By the best way, when you best know Peanuts secondhand, thru Snoopy dolls or different products, it’s value revisiting the early strips (restored to print by way of Fantagraphics), that are among the best you’ll ever learn. There, you’ll absolutely admire Schulz’s artwork, in addition to his skill to craft unforgettable jokes from Charlie Brown’s bleak outlook and loyal heartbreak.