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Aaugh! Apple Lands Rights To New 'Peanuts' Content

Written by sdsichero on Friday, December 14 2018 and posted in News with Benefits

Aaugh! Apple Lands Rights To New 'Peanuts' Content

Linus to now worship the Great Apple

Source: Apple Lands Rights to Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Co. in New Peanuts Deal

Peanuts originated in comic strips back in 1947 as Li'l Folks (the name Peanuts started being used when the strip moved to United Feature Syndicate in 1950). In 2000, Charles M. Schulz penned his final strip for daily papers. By then Charlie Brown and the gang became household names, expanding out of the comics page to TV, movie theaters, and almost any sort of consumer good one might want to buy. Though no longer at their height of popularity, Peanuts is still highly recognizable.

New animated Peanuts television content was developed by the French back in 2014, and in 2015 the gang made the leap to 3D animation in The Peanuts Movie by Blue Sky Studios and distributed by Fox. Well, it looks like new animated content will soon be arriving as a new company has snatched up the Peanuts rights: The Borg  Apple.

Yes, it's no secret that the tech giant, known now mostly for their iPhones and iPads, has been amassing talent and licensing to create their own content (for their own platform), and their latest victim  acquisition is Peanuts. Canadian programming company DHX will be producing the new content which will include astronaut Snoopy short-form content involving STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) for kids. New series and specials are also expected (It's the New Apple Conference Charlie Brown?).

A timeframe for this new content was not announced.

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