November 5, 2019

Snoopy Returns to Space

Save the date!
On November 28th, the 93rd Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will air from 9 am to noon, all time zones, on NBC-TV. You won’t want to miss it, because an updated version of Astronaut Snoopy — presented by Peanuts Worldwide and NASA — will be featured in the line-up of super-sized balloons. 
Astronaut Snoopy will be in the parade to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, and to promote the 12-part Apple TV+ series: Snoopy in Space.  You won’t be able to miss him; he’s 49 feet tall, 43 feet long, and 29 feet wide!
For additional information about this Snoopy balloon, and Peanuts’ history in the annual Macy’s parade — along with fun facts about Snoopy’s relationship with NASA — check out this informative article.
For additional information about Snoopy in Space, see our previous blog post.
This post contributed by Gayna Lamb-Bang.

November 1, 2019

Snoopy in Space now available to watch on Apple TV+

The Apple TV+ streaming service has launched, which means that the new Peanuts animated series Snoopy in Space is now available to subscribers.

Snoopy in Space consists of 12 short episodes, each 8 minutes long. All episodes are available now.

Apple's description of the series: "Blast off with Snoopy as he fulfills his dream to become a NASA astronaut. Joined by Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang, Snoopy takes command of the International Space Station and explores the moon and beyond."

You can find out more about the episodes and watch trailers on the Apple TV+ page for Snoopy in Space on the web , or by searching for Snoopy in Space in the Apple TV app. Or you can watch the full trailer on YouTube.

The Apple TV+ streaming service launched November 1, costs $4.99/month or $49.99/year (in the United States) and is ad-free, with a 7-day free trial when you first sign up. You can watch shows in several ways: via an iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, or Apple TV box updated to the most recent software; using a web browser by going to tv.apple.com ; and an Apple TV+ app is now available for Roku and Amazon Fire streaming boxes/sticks or on select recent Samsung televisions. AppleTV+ will be available in "more than 100 countries."

If you use the Apple TV app on an Apple device, you can also watch the first two episodes of Snoopy in Space (and most other shows) for free, even without signing up for the free trial subscription. Unfortunately, this is not an option when using a web browser or the Apple TV+ app on a Roku or Amazon Fire.

Snoopy in Space is one of the nine premiere shows/movies on Apple TV+ launches; five more (non-Peanuts) shows are confirmed for the following months, and Apple says they plan to have a steady stream of new shows. For more information, see Apple's website or this article from CNET.

While you're in the Apple TV app, don't forget you can also watch the short, free spoof documentary Peanuts In Space: Secrets of Apollo 10.  It is "an affectionate, lighthearted look at NASA and Charles Schulz's beloved Peanuts characters" and "seeks to answer the question: was Snoopy a world famous astronaut?" Ron Howard and Jeff Goldblum star along with a certain beagle.

Also, many of the classic Peanuts TV shows and movies are also available to rent or purchase via the Apple TV app (but they are not included as part of the monthly Apple TV+ subscription).