Apple TV+, WildBrain expand Peanuts deal

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New seasonal specials will be created by WildBrain, joining classic holiday content A Charlie Brown Christmas and It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, which the streamer just acquired.

A pple TV+ is now the home for all Peanuts gang content. The tech giant is teaming up with WildBrain, Peanuts Worldwide and Lee Mendelson Film Productions to create new original series and specials. On top of that, Apple TV+ has also acquired the brand’s existing holiday content.

Under the deal, WildBrain’s animation studio will produce Mother’s Day, Earth Day, New Year’s Eve and back-to-school specials. Plus, the Canadian prodco and broadcaster is in the works on a second season of Snoopy in Space and the previously announced Snoopy Show. No release date has been announced for any of the new content.

The streamer also snagged existing seasonal specials It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (launches today), Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (Nov. 18) and A Charlie Brown Christmas (Dec. 4). The streamer will make these existing specials free for a few days following their launches to draw in new audiences.

Apple TV+ previously picked up Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10 from WildBrain and Peanuts. WildBrain first teamed up with Apple to produce new Peanuts content for its streamer in 2018.

This story originally appeared in Kidscreen