'Peanuts in Space' Short Coming to Apple TV App in May

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    Apple last year signed a deal with DHX Media and its subsidiary Peanuts Worldwide to develop and produce new Peanuts content, including original series, specials, and shorts, which will be released on Apple's TV platform.

    At the time the deal was inked, a short featuring astronaut Snoopy was teased, and now that short is nearing a launch. According to Deadline, "Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10" is set to be available through the Apple TV app in May.

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    Described as a "documentary of sorts," the short aims to solve the mystery of of whether Snoopy was a world famous top-secret astronaut. Director Ron Howard and actor Jeff Goldblum star in the documentary.
    On the Apollo 10 mission, NASA and the Apollo 10 crew named the lunar module "Snoopy" and the command module "Charlie Brown." Ahead of the mission, Peanuts creator Charles Schultz had been approached by NASA to incorporate his characters into NASA missions, which is one of the facts that formed the basis for the short film.

    Peanuts and NASA in 2018 announced a partnership designed to "share the excitement of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) with the next generation of explorers and thinkers," which is what led to the Snoopy in space content.

    "Peanuts in Space" will be the first original Peanuts content coming out on the Apple platform, and since it's launching in May, it appears it will be available independently of Apple's upcoming Apple TV+ streaming service, which isn't set to roll out until the fall.

    It sounds like "Peanuts in Space" will be made available for free to everyone in the Apple TV app, much like "Carpool Karaoke: The Series."

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    Well, that's a thing. Weird. I might watch it with my kids just because Jeff Goldblum is a national treasure.
     
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    I’m old enough to have read a lot of the Peanut newspaper comics during their original run. I’m old enough to remember watching Merry Christmas Charlie Brown in 1965 on tv. I liked and still do like Peanuts.

    But most people either don’t remember them or don’t care. They’re forgotten by many and never known by even more. Apple needs to connect with today’s generation and not with mine. Come up with relevant shows for now not the 60’s to 80’s.
     
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    Excellent! Of course, it may be more meaningful to us old timers than to the youthful demographic that Apple likes to target.
     
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    I love the Peanuts comics and I was born in 1991! I used to read them all the time as a child. Same with Tintin. Plus there was a Peanuts film recently to introduce it to a new generation (and a Tintin one for that matter). I passed my old books to my friend's little boy and he's loving them too.

    Heartwarming and well written humour is accessible for all generations, regardless of when they were made. Same goes for the classic Looney Tunes cartoons. Don't be so stubborn!
     
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    This is going to give me nightmares and keep me up at night!
     
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    Do any kids even know what Peanuts are? I think it's made for nostalgic adults who want to get their kids into these characters. Kind of like Star Wars - now I feel old.
     
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    I’m totally grown up (chronologically, anyway), but, will definitely watch this!
     
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    "The Peanuts Movie", released 2015, grossed $246 million in theaters worldwide ($130.2 million in North America). #24 movie of 2015. Clearly someone watches this stuff.
     
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    I had to do a double take, totally thought the Peanuts Gang was turning to the Chain Gang in prison!
     
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    Dear Friends,

    I have been fortunate to draw Charlie Brown and his friends for almost fifty years. It has been the fulfillment of my childhood ambition.
    Unfortunately, I am no longer able to maintain the schedule demanded by a daily comic strip. My family does not wish "Peanuts" to be continued by anyone else, therefore I am announcing my retirement.
    I have been grateful over the years for the loyalty of our editors and the wonderful support and love expressed to me by fans of the comic strip.
    Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy ... how can I ever forget them ...


    — Charles M. Schulz, on his final Peanuts strip, ran nationwide on 2/13/2000

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    Unless I missed something, seems to me this is a big mistake.
     
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    Charles Shultz: Peanuts was my creation, and my classics will live on.

    Charles Shultz's grandchildren: Give us some of that Apple money! Ka-Ching!
     
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    I am holding out for Thundercats start a basketball team.
     
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    Yeah, you missed a lot:

    1. The Peanuts strip is still running in syndication. They are re-runs of the originals written by Schulz.
    2. There have been eight new Peanuts TV specials since Schulz's death.
    3. "The Peanuts Movie" was the #24 box office release of 2015.
     
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    For what it's worth, Hulu is pushing Curious George and a Jim Henson production.
     
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    Sometimes the old stuff is the best'

    That's a long way to go just for a peanut
     
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    I don't believe I've heard of a single Apple TV + show that has interested me yet.
     
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    This is not an Apple TV + show, but noted.
     
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    I'm interested in seeing but i'm wary that this PC culture will ruin it's charm like most animation reboots.
     

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