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Oh My Dog!

June 6 - June 12, 2024
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Snoopy returns for a third time on Apple TV+ with the latest Peanuts comic strip adaptation, Camp Snoopy, streaming on June 14.

Produced by Peanuts and WildBrain, the cosy light-hearted cartoon series will follow beloved canine character Snoopy’s adventures with his Beagle Scouts troop to earn their badges, crossing paths with his owner Charlie Brown and friends as they enjoy the outdoor experience.

The show was directed by Rob Boutilier, who also worked on Apple TV+’s The Snoopy Show and Snoopy in Space. He is also a credited executive producer alongside two-time Daytime Emmy nominee Craig Schulz, son of the Peanuts creator Charles M Schulz.

In a recent interview, Rob highlighted the essentialism of translating the creator and illustrator’s art style from comic strips to the animated series.

“I was expressing my admiration of Schulz’s pen and brush lines in those strips with our art director, Joseph Holt, when we asked ourselves the question: ‘What would a classic special have looked like if Schulz had drawn the backgrounds?’” Carrying his father’s legacy, Craig has worked on several adaptations of the comic strip. He co-wrote the first Peanuts special produced without his father’s involvement titled Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown, released in 2011.

The producer and screenwriter is currently the president and CEO of Charles M Schulz Creative Associates, managing the Peanuts brand licence.

The Peanuts characters first landed on Apple TV+ in 2019 with Snoopy in Space, which ran for two seasons and ended in November 2021. The streaming service’s second Peanuts adaptation The Snoopy Show has earned four awards since its February 2021 premiere, including best animated programme or series at the 2023 Canadian Screen Awards. The show currently consists of three seasons, with the most recent being released a year ago.

While the comic strip and its adaptations focus on the universe’s animal characters, Apple TV+ has released several Peanuts specials that highlight the human characters, the latest one being Snoopy Presents: Welcome Home, Franklin, which focused on Franklin Armstrong and Charlie Brown.

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