Snoopy, Charlie Brown and friends land at Apple TV+ in expanded partnership
James R | On 20, Oct 2020
Apple TV+ is becoming the official home for Snoopy, Charlie Brown and friends, thanks to a new deal with WildBrain, Peanuts Worldwide and Lee Mendelson Film Productions.
Bringing together new original series and specials, along with iconic beloved specials, the result will make Apple’s subscription streaming service the go-to- destination for all things Peanuts.
The platform launched with the Daytime Emmy-nominated Snoopy in Space, which will soon return for a second season. It will be joined by a slate of brand-new specials that will find the Peanuts gang marking Mother’s Day, Earth Day, New Year’s Eve and going back to school – all to be produced by WildBrain’s animation studio. The new series and specials join the previously announced The Snoopy Show, a new Peanuts 70th anniversary documentary film from Imagine Documentaries and WildBrain, plus Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10.
The original programs and new specials will also soon stream globally alongside classic Peanuts specials, including A Charlie Brown Christmas, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. The Halloween special will begin streaming globally on Apple TV+ on 19th October, and will be available for free from 30th October until 1st November.
Just in time for Thanksgiving in the US, Apple TV+ will launch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving on 18th November, and the special will again be available for free for a limited window – from 25th November until 27th November.
A Charlie Brown Christmas will then stream exclusively on Apple TV+ from 4th December, with a free window from 11th December to 13th December.