With each bit of news about Apple’s streaming service, their animation strategy becomes more clear: it hinges on working with proven/legacy creators/brands. These include a show from Bob’s Burgers creator Loren Bouchard, a deal with Sesame Workshop that will include animation projects, a feature from Cartoon Saloon, and now, new Peanuts animation.
Apple has signed a deal with DHX Media, the majority-owner of the Peanuts brand, to produce animation exclusive to its service based on the classic Charles Schulz comic strip characters. The animation will include series, specials, and shorts.
Among the animation to be produced will be short-form STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) content featuring astronaut Snoopy.