Apple’s deal with DHX Media will create new ‘Peanuts’ content - AnimationXpress

December 17-2018
Apple’s deal with DHX Media will create new ‘Peanuts’ content

Apple will soon be bringing the famous Peanuts gang to its streaming service. According to Deadline, Apple has landed a deal with DHX Media to produce new content for Peanuts.

DHX Media will develop and produce original programs, including new series, specials and shorts based on the characters created by Charles M. Schulz. Peanuts Worldwide and NASA recently signed a Space Act Agreement, designed to inspire a passion for space exploration and STEM among the next generation of students.

The Peanuts characters were created by Schultz in 1950 in comic strips and have since been featured in animated series and specials.

One of the projects under the deal is original short-form STEM content that will be exclusive to Apple, featuring astronaut Snoopy. The Peanuts characters and related intellectual property are 41 per cent owned by DHX Media, 39 per cent by Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) — which acquired a stake in DHX earlier this year — and 20 per cent by the Schulz family.