Peanuts by the late Charles M. Schultz is basically the most classic of classic comic strips. What else do you call a comic strip that ran for a grand total of 50 years from 1950 to 2000? Oh, and also established the four-panel gag strip as an industry-standard in the US on top of it? With that level of popularity, you can understand why it spawned a multibillion-dollar multimedia franchise here in the US. This franchise includes animated films and series that continue to run to this day. Thus, you can also understand why Apple TV+ wants to continue that tradition with an entire feature-length animated film.

Untitled Peanuts Animated Film: Details

Peanuts feature development art.
Charlie Brown and co.: soon on the big screen.

Apple TV+ is proud to announce a new Peanuts feature-length CGI animated film. Alas though, they have few details about it as of this writing. As you can tell by the title of this article, they don’t even have a title for this film yet. Not even a release window. In terms of date, all they have is a start of production date set for sometime in 2024. This means that it will be quite some time before we finally get to see this film.

Fortunately, while dates are at a premium, Apple TV+ does have other production info for us. Apparently, this untitled Peanuts film will feature WildBrain Studios as the production company. Steve Martino (Horton Hears a Who, Ice Age: Continental Drift) will direct this film, with Bonnie Arnold (How to Train Your Dragon franchise, Toy Story, Over the Hedge) producing. Karey Kirkpatrick (Chicken Run, Smallfoot, Over the Hedge) will co-write this film alongside Craig Schulz, Bryan Schulz, and Cornelius Uliano: who collectively co-wrote for The Peanuts Movie (2015). Craig Schulz, by the way, is also the son of the original creator of the Peanuts comic strip, and has worked on numerous adaptations of that comic strip.

Oh, and as for the plot of this untitled Peanuts film? Apple TV+ sums it up as “the Peanuts gang go on an epic adventure to the Big City, learning the true meaning of friendship, while meeting some surprising new friends along the way“. Alas, that’s all the news Apple TV+ has for us for now. Tune back into THS later to find out more about this untitled Peanuts film when we do.