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

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.


    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."

    Article Link: 'Peanuts in Space' Short Coming to Apple TV App in May
  2. blacktape242 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2010
    Sacramento, CA
  3. H3LL5P4WN macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2010
    Pittsburgh PA
  4. macduke macrumors G4


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    Well, that's a thing. Weird. I might watch it with my kids just because Jeff Goldblum is a national treasure.
  5. EdT macrumors 68000


    Mar 11, 2007
    Omaha, NE
    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.
  6. JetTester macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2014
    Excellent! Of course, it may be more meaningful to us old timers than to the youthful demographic that Apple likes to target.
  7. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    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!
  8. dannyyankou macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2012
    Scarsdale, NY
  9. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

    Feb 22, 2009
    This is going to give me nightmares and keep me up at night!
  10. Lee_Bo macrumors regular


    Mar 26, 2017
    Greenville, SC
  11. wigby macrumors 68000

    Jun 7, 2007
    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.
  12. Unity451 macrumors regular


    Aug 29, 2011
  13. Braderunner macrumors 6502a

    Oct 2, 2015
    I’m totally grown up (chronologically, anyway), but, will definitely watch this!
  14. Gasu E. macrumors 601

    Gasu E.

    Mar 20, 2004
    Not far from Boston, MA.

    "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.
  15. Spartan Weaver macrumors newbie

    Spartan Weaver

    Jan 15, 2019
    I had to do a double take, totally thought the Peanuts Gang was turning to the Chain Gang in prison!
  16. blcamp macrumors regular


    May 16, 2012
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    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


    Unless I missed something, seems to me this is a big mistake.
  17. cypressc macrumors member


    Sep 30, 2014
    Austin, TX
    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!
  18. ricktat macrumors 65816

    Feb 18, 2013
    I am holding out for Thundercats start a basketball team.
  19. Gasu E. macrumors 601

    Gasu E.

    Mar 20, 2004
    Not far from Boston, MA.

    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.
  20. FightTheFuture macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2003
    that town east of ann arbor
    For what it's worth, Hulu is pushing Curious George and a Jim Henson production.
  21. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    Sometimes the old stuff is the best'

    That's a long way to go just for a peanut
  22. hipnetic macrumors 6502a

    Oct 5, 2010
    I don't believe I've heard of a single Apple TV + show that has interested me yet.
  23. bluespark macrumors 68000

    Jul 11, 2009
    This is not an Apple TV + show, but noted.
  24. hermes16 macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2019
    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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