Apple TV+ today announced summer premiere dates for a full slate of all-new original series, specials, shorts and returning fan favorites for kids and families.
The all-new summer shows kick off on July 8 with the premiere of Duck & Goose, an endearing animated series based on The New York Times bestselling books by Tad Hills. More animated delights arrive on August 12, when Apple will debut a new Peanuts family special from their exclusive partnership with Peanuts and WildBrain: Lucy’s School.
This summer, the critically acclaimed The Snoopy Show also returns with new episodes on August 5, the same date a bundle of classic Peanuts titles from Mendelson/Melendez Productions debut on the platform, including:
- A Charlie Brown Celebration
- He’s a Bully, Charlie Brown
- He’s Your Dog, Charlie Brown
- It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown
- It’s Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown
- There’s No Time For Love, Charlie Brown
- Why, Charlie Brown, Why?
- You’re In Love, Charlie Brown
- You’re The Greatest, Charlie Brown
Duck & Goose – New Series (July 8): Inspired by the New York Times bestselling books by Tad Hills, Duck & Goose is a preschool series that celebrates the unique friendship of Duck and Goose, two best feathered friends that don’t always see beak to beak. That is until they discover that embracing and appreciating each other’s differences can help them think up entirely new ideas to help solve everyday challenges, both big and small.
Duck & Goose is directed by Brian Muelhaupt (Sesame Street) with Jane Startz (Ella Enchanted); Titmouse Inc.’s Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski, Ben Kalina (Harriet the Spy) & Antonio Canobbio (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) executive producing with Hills . Peabody Award winner Douglas Wood (Bob the Builder, Little Einsteins) is exec producer and showrunner. Cathy Davidson, Ph.D., founding director of the Futures Initiative and a distinguished professor in the Ph.D. Program in English at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and Christina Katopodis, Ph.D., executive director and postdoctoral associate at Transformative Learning in the Humanities, serve as the transformative learning experts on the series through Apple TV+’s changemakers initiative.
The Snoopy Show – Season 2 (August 5): The world’s most iconic dog is ready for his close-up. Dive into new adventures with the happy-dancing, high-flying, big-dreaming beagle, who’s joined by best friend Woodstock and the rest of the Peanuts gang. Produced for Apple TV+ by Peanuts and WildBrain, the series is directed by Rob Boutilier (Snoopy in Space) and executive produced by Craig Schulz, Paige Braddock, Josh Scherba, Stephanie Betts, Mark Evestaff and Anne Loi, and produced by Kimberly Small.
Lucy’s School – New Family Special (August 12): The Peanuts gang are anxious about starting at a new school in the Fall, inspiring Lucy to start her own school instead — but teaching isn’t as easy as it sounds. Lucy’s School is a love letter to teachers and an appreciation of what makes teaching such a noble and fulfilling profession. It explores the fear of change, and shows Lucy facing and overcoming her fears with the support of her friends.
Produced for Apple TV+ by Peanuts and WildBrain, the special is directed by Raymond S. Persi (It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown) and executive produced by Craig Schulz, Bryan Schulz, Cornelius Uliano, Paige Braddock, Josh Scherba, Stephanie Betts, Amir Nasrabadi and Anne Loi, and produced by James Brown and Timothy Jason Smith.
The slate also includes live-action kiddie fare, including the new series about paralympic athlete Josh Sundquist, Best Foot Forward (July 22); Bonnie Hunt’s adaptation of Amber Brown (July 29); May Chan’s graphic novel adaptation Surfside Girls (Aug. 19) and Life By Ella, starring Lily Brooks O’Briant, Artyon Celestine and Vanessa Carrasco. Plus, fan-favorite series Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show returns with an all-new special and four original shorts, launching June 24.