Apple TV+ to Release Original Peanuts Film


Apple TV+ has revealed a new, as-yet-untitled Peanuts feature film from WildBrain and Peanuts Worldwide.

Slated to begin production in 2024 from WildBrain Studios, the new family film will see the Peanuts gang go on a challenging city adventure. There, they learn the true meaning of friendship, meeting new friends along the way.

The screenplay is co-written by Karey Kirkpatrick (Chicken Run, Smallfoot, Over the Hedge) from an original story by co-writers Craig Schulz, Bryan Schulz and Cornelius Uliano, the team that wrote The Peanuts Movie.

The feature will be directed by Steve Martino (Horton Hears a Who, Ice Age: Continental Drift), and is produced by Bonnie Arnold (How to Train Your Dragon franchise, Toy Story, Over the Hedge).

“Fans of all ages have been enamored with Peanuts on Apple TV+,” said Tara Sorensen, Apple’s head of children’s programming. “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.”

“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,” said Craig Schulz. “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.”