Apple Studios has announced that it is developing a new and currently untitled family feature film set within Snoopy and Charlie Brown’s world of the “Peanuts” franchise.
WildBrain Studios and Peanuts Worldwide are backing the film which is slated to begin production in 2024. It will see the Peanuts gang heading out on an adventure to the city and make some new friends along the way.
Karey Kirkpatrick co-writes the script from an original story by co-writers Craig Schulz, Bryan Schulz and Cornelius Uliano. 2015’s “The Peanuts Movie” director Steve Martino returns to helm the new film which Bonnie Arnold will produce.
Tara Sorensen, Apple’s head of children’s programming, says in a statement:
“Fans of all ages have been enamored with Peanuts on Apple TV+. With our unmatched library of Peanuts titles, and award-winning collection of stories that bring kids and families together, Apple TV+ is the pre-eminent 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.”
Apple TV+ already is home to the largest library of original animated series and specials from the franchise along with original series on the streamer including Emmy-nominated “Snoopy in Space,” “The Snoopy Show” and the documentary “Who Are You, Charlie Brown?”.
New originals on the way include “Camp Snoopy,” and the special “Snoopy Presents: Welcome Home, Franklin”.