Charlie Brown and Snoopy are coming back to life after web giant Apple signed a deal to re-imagine the characters for a new series.
The cartoons will be available through Apple’s streaming service, and a short-form film starring an astronaut version of Snoopy is already being made.
The new shows are expected to start in the second half of next year and will be created by Canadian media company DHX.
The comic strip was first published in 1950 and went on to feature a gang of children and Woodstock the bird.
Charlie Brown was famously thoughtful and once said: ‘I’ve developed a new philosophy … I only dread one day at a time!’
The comic strip ran until 2000 when its American creator Charles M. Schulz died at the age of 77.
Schulz had announced that he was retiring and the strip published on February 13 would be his last.
He died the day before it appeared.
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