If you have a subscription to Apple TV Plus, there’s a new series coming your way. “Snoopy in Space”, the new Peanuts animated series, follows Snoopy and Woodstock as they try to become astronauts. The news comes as the nation marks the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.
The series is based around the idea of Snoopy and Woodstock tagging along on a NASA field trip with Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang. That’s when Snoopy is chosen for a mission to space.
In a recently released trailer for the show, you can catch Snoopy blasting off to space before crashing down to Earth. Charlie Brown and the rest of his friends try to help out from mission control.
“Snoopy in Space” is being billed as a STEM-focused collaboration made in partnership with NASA. The goal is to get kids interested in space exploration.
The need to get kids excited about STEM topics is not one that’s lost among those in the STEM field.
“Learning STEM topics helps kids realize they can impact the world around them, and that they can do anything,” Jennifer Turliuk says.
Turliuk is the CEO of MakerKids, a Canada-based company that offers a variety of STEM-related programs for kids. She tells Parentology learning STEM-related topics can be enormous boost for self-esteem.
Apple has the rights to the entire Peanuts library as a result of a 2018 deal with DHX Media, Peanuts Worldwide’s parent company. Apple TV Plus plans on debuting “Snoopy in Space” this fall.