Apple has managed to kick the football. They've flown the kite, and they've even talked to the little red-headed girl. That's right, folks, Apple has landed the Peanuts as part of its upcoming streaming platform.
Deadline reports that Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Sally, Snoopy, and the whole gang are headed to Apple. DHX Media and subsidiary Peanuts Worldwide will see the release of new specials, shorts, and a series centered on Charles M. Schultz comic strip characters. Since their debut in 1950, the Peanuts have been beloved pop culture figures, appearing in comics, TV specials, teaching tools, and a recent movie. There's no doubt that Apple has made a good investment here.
While Apple's streaming service is rumored to launch early next year, there's no word yet on how early we'll see the new cartoons. Peanuts will join the previously announced Apple projects that include series from Damien Chazelle, M. Night Shyamalan, Oprah Winfrey, as well as a new iteration of Amazing Stories, and an adaptation of Isaac Asimov's Foundation series.
So in case you weren't already feeling the strain to catch up on series, get ready for a lot more because between Disney + and Apple, we're all going to be doing a lot of watching in 2019.