There’s plenty to be excited about for Peanuts fans.
Apple TV+ announced two new Peanuts specials: It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown, an Earth Day special arriving April 15, and To Mom (and Dad), With Love, a Mother’s Day special arriving May 6. The streamer also released a trailer for Season 2 of The Snoopy Show and confirmed more classic specials hitting the service on March 4, including Charlie Brown’s All Stars!, You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown, She’s a Good Skate, Charlie Brown, It’s Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown and Snoopy’s Reunion.
The Snoopy Show premiered in 2021 in honor of the 70th anniversary of the first-ever Peanuts comic strip, with the show centering on Charlie Brown’s beloved beagle Snoopy.
“One of them is no adults, which is neat because it forces the kids to solve their own problems,” The Snoopy Show showrunner Mark Evestaff said in February 2021 while discussing the rules of the Peanuts universe. “There’s also a no parents allowed thing. One of the rules is that when Snoopy is in his fantasies, you can’t see the bottom of the dog house because of the idea that Snoopy doesn’t actually go anywhere. That’s a challenge, but also a nice idea to carry through, and we’ve certainly been faithful to that. And then, another one is that you never see the inside of Snoopy’s house, which is a fun conceit for us to play with. He has a pool table in there, he’s got a pool, he’s got a Van Gogh, and he’s got whatever you need with cartoony logic.”
“Another one is no technology past around 1970, so you won’t see any cell phones and you don’t see any computers,” he added. ” The good thing is that these kids are often playing outside so that never came into play. If you need a cell phone to tell your story, unless it’s a great story, I think you can do without that. There’s lots of fun to be had, but those are some of the ground rules we played with when we were making the show.”
Season 2 of The Snoopy Show premieres March 11 on Apple TV+.
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