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

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  1. Elyzien macrumors member


    Jun 19, 2018
    The World
    Fake news! We all know the "Earth" is flat!!!!
  2. RudySnow, Apr 25, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2019

    RudySnow macrumors 6502


    Aug 27, 2016
    Tyler, TX
    Charles M. Schulz is rolling in his grave right now.
  3. iapplelove macrumors 601


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    I’ve always hated Charlie Brown and the peanuts thing...
  4. gaximus macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2011
    Good parents make their kids watch peanuts.
  5. DogHouseDub macrumors 6502


    Sep 19, 2007
    No honey, PEANUTS, I said I'm looking at PEANUTS on my phone
  6. sinsin07, Apr 25, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2019

    sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
    The take away here...you're too old.
    (Your avatar from 1964 doesn't help ;))
    You're cynicism is a sure sign.
    So what.
    It's not for the old fogeys.
    Kids still buy Jordan's who weren't even born when he was playing.
    --- Post Merged, Apr 25, 2019 ---
    Yeah... You definitely missed something.

    Schulz family gains control of Peanuts gang
    "The deal will give Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus and Lucy more presence on new media platforms, including fan websites, she said."
    How the Schulz family made 'The Peanuts Movie' a reality
    "Craig Schulz’s son the screenwriter found a way to get unstuck while writing or re-writing the script. “If you needed inspiration,” Bryan Schulz said, “you go back and look at the old strips Grandpa had done.”"
  7. nsayer macrumors 6502a


    Jan 23, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    Space is useful, and it's good that more educational content about space is being made, but I gotta tell ya...

    Space is a terrible place to go. You talk to everyone who's gone and most stories they tell you make you glad that they went and you didn't.

    The one novel thing about space is 0G. But you know what? You don't have to go to space to experience that - there are airplanes you can rent that will do that for you without crossing the Kármán line.
  8. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
    So said the naysayers of the 15th century.

    Yeah, it's pretty clear the people that fly space missions are in it just for the Zero G. /S

    If you've never been to space you should stop here.
    If you've have been to space please share what mission(s) you flew.
  9. Saturn007 macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2010
    To the writer of this story, it's "Schulz", not "Schultz"!

    Love Peanuts, dislike the kids' greed (Schulz permitted very few commercial uses of his characters--Met Life being a major exception), but thought the panel shown here of the characters as astronauts was quite cute.

    Given Ron Howard's involvement, and even the family's concern for faithful renderings of the characters, the new production will be in good hands.

    Should be fun!
  10. DevNull0 macrumors 68020

    Jan 6, 2015
    World famous and top secret.

    This quote says it all about the intelligence and reasoning abilities of Apple's current senior management team.
  11. orbital~debris macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2004
    England, UK, Europe
    Please could someone explain why it’s called ‘Peanuts’? I’ve always just referred to ‘Snoopy’ - maybe that’s a colloquialism or from not being in the USA?
  12. martyjmclean macrumors 6502


    Jan 24, 2018
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    I’ve lived in Australia and the UK and always known it as “Snoopy”. “Peanuts” was the name of the comic (featuring Snoopy, Charlie, Linus and Lucy).
  13. Glockworkorange macrumors 68000


    Feb 10, 2015
    Chicago, Illinois
    I have fond memories of Peanuts as a child. I hope this doesn't ruin those memories.
    --- Post Merged, Apr 25, 2019 ---
    Growing up, I called it Snoopy as well and so did all the other kids I knew.
  14. Lesser Evets macrumors 68040

    Lesser Evets

    Jan 7, 2006
    Culture corpses are dug up and kicked about. Apple: cutting edge like a bowling ball.

    Why not "Hamlet In Space"??
  15. kevinbal macrumors regular


    Feb 28, 2006
    Storrs, CT
    Yeah, the ignorance here in this thread is incredible. The newer series, "Peanuts by Schultz", which were little shorts based on the comics are incredibly popular. My six year old daughter loves them and, as far as I can tell, she discovered Peanuts on her own a couple of years ago.

    The Peanuts Movie in 2015 did very well. I'm sure a new movie will be on the horizon.

    Off-broadway productions of things like A Charlie Brown Christmas continue to sell out venues.

    Science history interwoven with that said history's own pop-culture reference in the module names? That's a pure win to help young kids stay interested in science. TV's Ron Howard at the helm? It'll be great.

    Ol' Snoopy is still a beloved character and the rich history of content is exponentially better than most children's shows today. I love this free documentary-ish production Apple is giving us.
  16. calstanford Suspended

    Nov 25, 2014
    Hong Kong
    That's exactly what I expect Apple's TV/Movies enterprise to be. Lowest common denominator.
  17. jamesrick80 macrumors 68020


    Sep 12, 2014
    I can see myself doing the same thing I did with Apple news...start the free trial and cancel especially with this boring cartoon from the last century being one of their main offerings.
  18. mannyvel macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2019
    Hillsboro, OR
    The world has moved on from Peanuts. They're an artifact of a different time. That's not to say they can't be made relevant again, like how the Marvel universe got remade. But the characters as they were? That's a loser.

    Tom & Jerry? Bugs and company? They've gone the way of the three stooges, abbot and costello, and the little rascals. The world has changed, and how kids watch TV has changed. Warmed up boomer and GenX nostalgia won't bring them back.
  19. mijail macrumors 6502a

    Oct 31, 2010
    And to think that some consider that Peanuts was dead already in the 70's, no-thanks to Snoopy:

    (And I totally agree, even as a 80's kid I quickly got tired of everything Snoopy. I have to check sometime the first years of Peanuts...)
  20. daio macrumors regular


    Apr 14, 2011
    Quite possibly the most unfunny series of comics ever.
  21. doelcm82 macrumors 68040


    Feb 11, 2012
    Florida, USA
    Why not, indeed?

    Shakespeare's plays have always been mined for contemporary entertainment, just as Shakespeare himself mined old literature for his own plays.
  22. Analog Kid macrumors 601

    Analog Kid

    Mar 4, 2003
    *checks Wikipedia in disbelief*

    Wow, can’t believe I’ve been getting it wrong all these years! Who says you can’t learn things in the MR comment section?!
  23. BrettArchibald macrumors member


    Jul 31, 2007

    Yes, you have missed something. Charles Schulz was referring to the newspaper comic strip. You wrote out that point several times yourself in your own comment. The comic strip will never be continued or drawn by anyone else.
  24. mimeArtist macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2010
    Snoopy and Peanuts are massive at the moment in popular culture and fashion, my 9 year old loves it too. So I don't think it's just for people that experienced it the first time around. Remember their is life outside these forums and people can like different things.
  25. Vjosullivan macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2013
    This is great news! Apple needs more cartoons like this and should stop allowing itself to be distracted by siren calls for better computers. Now that their industrial design team is breaking up, they'll be able to concentrate better on emojis, too.

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