Apple TV+ has announced a new original Peanuts feature film from WildBrain and Peanuts Worldwide. The film will follow Snoopy and Charlie Brown’s biggest challenge yet, as the Peanuts characters embark on “an epic adventure to the Big City, learning the true meaning of friendship, while meeting some surprising new friends along the way.” Production from WildBrain Studios will begin in 2024.
“Fans of all ages have been enamored with Peanuts on Apple TV+,” Tara Sorensen, Apple’s head of children’s programming, said in a statement. “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.”
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Karey Kirkpatrick, known for “Chicken Run,” “Smallfoot” and “Over the Hedge,” co-wrote the screenplay from an original story by “The Peanuts Movie” writers Craig Schulz, Bryan Schulz and Cornelius Uliano. Additionally, “The Peanuts Movie” director Steve Martino will direct the new feature and two-time Oscar nominee Bonnie Arnold, known for the “How to Train Your Dragon” franchise and “Toy Story,” will produce.
“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,” Schulz said in a statement. “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.”
Apple’s new Peanuts feature is produced in partnership with WildBrain and Peanuts Worldwide — its first three-way partnership on a feature film. The film will join Apple TV+’s growing slate of Peanuts specials and series, such as “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,” “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and the Emmy-nominated “Snoopy in Space.”
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