- Apple is making a ‘Peanuts’ movie.
- The film will see Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang headed to New York.
- Production is scheduled to start next year.
In addition to carrying the legacy likes of holiday specials such as ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’, ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ and ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’, the company has modern adaptations including ‘Snoopy in Space’, a series of animated shorts featuring the ‘Peanuts’ gang and Snoopy as he fulfills his dream of becoming a NASA astronaut and ‘The Snoopy Show’.
Now, the company is looking to bring Snoopy and the rest back to the big screen, announcing that it’ll work with WildBrain Studios on a ‘Peanuts’ movie.
What’s the story of the new ‘Peanuts’ movie?
According to the press release from Apple, the new family film will see the ‘Peanuts’ gang go on an epic adventure to the Big City, learning the true meaning of friendship while meeting some surprising new friends along the way.
Who is working on the new ‘Peanuts’ Movie?
Karey Kirkpatrick is writing the script, based on a story dreamt up by co-writers Craig Schulz, Bryan Schulz (the sons of Charles) and Cornelius Uliano, who wrote the 2015 feature film ‘The Peanuts Movie’.
And this new film is shaping up to be a ‘Peanuts Movie’ reunion, with director Steve Martino also returning.
Bonnie Arnold, a veteran producer who has worked at both Pixar and DreamWorks will be involved with this new movie.
This is what Craig Schulz had to say:
“It is so special to carry on my father’s legacy with an original story from me, my son Bryan, and his writing partner Neil, We are excited to be partnering with Apple TV+ and working with WildBrain Studios to bring audiences a brand-new ‘Peanuts’ adventure, along with the talented Bonnie Arnold as producer and Steve Martino as director. ‘Peanuts’ fans have been clamoring for another feature for years, and this film will bring joy to our millions of fans around the world.”
Here’s what Apple’s head of children’s programming said about the new development:
“Fans of all ages have been enamored with ‘Peanuts’ on Apple TV+. With our unmatched library of ‘Peanuts’ titles, and award-winning collection of stories that bring kids and families together, Apple TV+ is the preeminent home for Snoopy and friends and offers a world class selection of series and films featuring the most globally cherished animated characters. We can’t wait for everyone to experience this heartwarming new adventure with Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the gang in the Big City.”
Does the new ‘Peanuts’ movie have a release date?
There is no release date set for the new movie.
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