Apple has been acquiring a lot of content recently for its streaming service. It has picked up shows from JJ Abrams, M. Night Shyamalan, Steven Spielberg, among others in recent months. According to a new report, it has now inked a deal for new “Peanuts” content for the service. The deal has been made with DHX Media which will be producing the original series with its subsidiary Peanuts Worldwide.
The Peanuts comic strip has a long and illustrious history. It debuted back in 1950 with seven newspapers. That comic strip is now a media empire in its own right with animated specials, series, films, merchandise, and amusement park attractions. The well known characters from the Peanuts gang include Charlie Brown, Lucy, Snoopy, Linus, Sally, and Woodstock.
Variety reports that DHX and Peanuts Worldwide will be developing and producing an original series, specials, and shorts based on the popular group of characters created by Charles M. Schulz.
The partnership will also have DHX producing original short-form STEM content featuring astronaut Snoopy. The content will be exclusive to Apple. This has been made possible by the recent signing of the Space Act Agreement between NASA and Peanuts Worldwide to inspire a passion for STEM and space exploration among the next generation.
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