Snoopy in Space

Snoopy in Space is an animated streaming television series inspired by the Peanuts comic strip by Charles M. Schulz. Developed by Mark Evestaff and Betsy Walters, and produced by WildBrain Studios, the show debuted on November 1, 2019 on Apple tv+.[1]

Snoopy in Space
Snoopy in Space Title Card.png
Based onPeanuts
by Charles M. Schulz
Developed by
  • Mark Evestaff
  • Betsy Walters
Directed by
  • Rob Boutilier
  • Behzad Mansoori-Dara
  • Ridd Sorensen
  • Steve Evangelatos
ComposerJeff Morrow
Country of originCanada
United States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes24
Production
Executive producers
  • Josh Scherba
  • Anne Loi
  • Stephanie Betts
  • Paige Braddock
  • Craig Schulz
  • Mark Evestaff
ProducerKimberly Small
Running time8 minutes
Production companies
DistributorWildBrain Distribution
Release
Original networkApple TV+
Picture format
Original releaseNovember 1, 2019 (2019-11-01) –
present (present)

CastEdit

EpisodesEdit

Series OverviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
112November 1, 2019 (2019-11-01)
212November 12, 2021 (2021-11-12)

Season 1 (2019)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"Mission 1: The Application"Rob BoutilierBetsy WaltersNovember 1, 2019 (2019-11-01)
Inspired by the neighborhood kids, Snoopy sets out to become a NASA astronaut.
22"Mission 2: Training"Behzad Mansoori-DaraBetsy WaltersNovember 1, 2019 (2019-11-01)
Snoopy meets C.A.R.A (NASA's Computerized Astronaut Recruitment Advisor).
33"Mission 3: The Graduation"Ridd SorensenBetsy WaltersNovember 1, 2019 (2019-11-01)
After his true identity is revealed, Snoopy must prove his worth to NASA.
44"Mission 4: Welcome to the ISS"Rob BoutilierCarly DeNureNovember 1, 2019 (2019-11-01)
Snoopy blasts off for the ISS and is surprised to see a familiar face on board.
55"Mission 5: I Never Promised You a Space Garden"Behzad Mansoori-DaraMark EdwardsNovember 1, 2019 (2019-11-01)
Snoopy and Woodstock struggle to tend to the ISS garden.
66"Mission 6: Space Sleepwalking"Ridd SorensenMiles SmithNovember 1, 2019 (2019-11-01)
A peaceful night on the ISS is interrupted when Snoopy realizes Woodstock's missing.
77"Mission 7: The Journey on Orion"Rob BoutilierMark EdwardsNovember 1, 2019 (2019-11-01)
Snoopy returns to Earth and earns a chance for a bigger mission: a trip to the moon!
88"Mission 8: Crater Crash"Behzad Mansoori-DaraCarly DeNureNovember 1, 2019 (2019-11-01)
Snoopy and Woodstock's fun antics lead to peril while measuring moon craters.
99"Mission 9: Searching for Moon Rocks"Ridd SorensenMiles SmithNovember 1, 2019 (2019-11-01)
After getting lost, Woodstock gets an idea while he and Snoopy collect rocks.
1010"Mission 10: You're a Good Moon, Charlie Brown"Rob BoutilierBetsy WaltersNovember 1, 2019 (2019-11-01)
Snoopy and Woodstock return from the moon-----and leave behind a surprise.
1111"Mission 11: The Next Mission"Behzad Mansoori-DaraBetsy WaltersNovember 1, 2019 (2019-11-01)
As Snoopy completes his mission report, he dreams about his next adventure.
1212"Mission 12: Mars or Bust"Ridd SorensenBetsy WaltersNovember 1, 2019 (2019-11-01)
Charlie Brown plots to help Snoopy with his dreams of traveling to Mars.

Season 2 (2021)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [2]
131"The Search Begins"Ridd SorensenBetsy WalteesNovember 12, 2021 (2021-11-12)
142"A New Mission"Behzad Mansoori-DaraScott MontgomeryNovember 12, 2021 (2021-11-12)
153"Robots"Steve EvangelatosCarly DeNureNovember 12, 2021 (2021-11-12)
164"Mars"Ridd SorensenBetsy WaltersNovember 12, 2021 (2021-11-12)
175"Europa"Behzad Mansoori-DaraJoselyn GeddieNovember 12, 2021 (2021-11-12)
186"Venus"Steve EvangelatosScott MontgomeryNovember 12, 2021 (2021-11-12)
197"Hera"Ridd SorensenCarly DeNureNovember 12, 2021 (2021-11-12)
208"Exoplanets"Behzad Mansoori-DaraScott MontgomeryNovember 12, 2021 (2021-11-12)
219"The Discovery"Steve EvangelatosBetsy WaltersNovember 12, 2021 (2021-11-12)
2210"Operation Asteroid"Ridd SorensenJocelyn GeddieNovember 12, 2021 (2021-11-12)
2311"The Big Picture"Behzad Mansoori-DaraBetsy WaltersNovember 12, 2021 (2021-11-12)
2412"A New Voyage"Steve EvangelatosScott MontgomeryNovember 12, 2021 (2021-11-12)

ProductionEdit

In December 2018, DHX Media announced that it would be producing new Peanuts material for Apple's then unnamed streaming service, starting with the animated Snoopy in Space.[3] Months prior, Peanuts Worldwide announced a partnership with NASA to promote STEM to students through new content.[4]

The Snoopy character had a history with the space agency dating back to the Apollo 10 mission. In the buildup to the show's release, Apple TV began streaming a documentary by Morgan Neville titled Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10. Starring Ron Howard and Jeff Goldblum, the short was released in May 2019.[5] Through the NASA partnership, the series uses live-action footage from the NASA archives.

Snoopy in Space debuted alongside the launch of Apple TV+ on November 1, 2019.[1] DHX released the show's soundtrack to stream on Apple Music the same day.[6]

The show was the last DHX show to be produced under the DHX Media name, before the studio would change its name to WildBrain to build upon its multi-channel network of the same name, which was subsequently renamed to "WildBrain Spark".[7]

In October 2020, it was announced that a second season is in production.[8] The second season premiered on November 12, 2021.[9]

PromotionEdit

A teaser for the series was released on July 17, 2019.[10] The full trailer was released on September 27, 2019.[1]

As part of the general NASA partnership with Peanuts Worldwide, McDonald's Happy Meals featured space-themed Snoopy toys and books over the summer of 2019.[11] An astronaut Snoopy character balloon also flew in the 2019 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.[12] Space Foundation began hosting STEM lessons prior to the show's release.[13] Apple Store locations launched Snoopy in Space-themed events alongside the series' debut.[14]

ReceptionEdit

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, Snoopy in Space holds an approval rating of 100% based on 6 reviews, with an average score 8/10.[15] In a positive review for Common Sense Media, Mandie Caroll praised the show's handling of the educational aspects, though she warned that older fans might miss the "gloomy" situations of traditional Peanuts stories.[16] Decider's Joel Keller felt that the deeper aspects of Peanuts were missing, but still recommended the series to fans of Snoopy and space exploration.[17] iMore's Lory Gil also noticed the lack of bite compared to earlier Peanuts specials, though she felt it still offered a good update for modern audiences.[18]

AccoladesEdit

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2020 Annie Award Outstanding Achievement for Storyboarding in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production Riccardo Durante Nominated [19]
Daytime Emmys Award Outstanding Short Format Children's Program Snoopy in Space Nominated [20][21]
2021 Canadian Screen Awards Animated Program or Series Snoopy in Space Nominated [22]
Sound in an Animated Program or Series Jeff Davis, Fanny Riguidel, Stefan Seslija and Melanie Eng ("Mission 6: Space Sleepwalking") Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Alexander, Julia (September 27, 2019). "Apple TV Plus showcases its original children's content in new trailers". The Verge. Vox Media. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  2. ^ "Shows A-Z – Snoopy in Space". The Futon Critic. Retrieved October 21, 2021.
  3. ^ Greene, Steve (December 14, 2018). "Apple Gets Rights to New 'Peanuts' Shows, Will Make Specials with Snoopy in Space". Indiewire. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  4. ^ Cavna, Michael (July 10, 2018). "'Peanuts' and NASA are collaborating again — five decades after Snoopy's moon mission". The Washington Post. Fred Ryan. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  5. ^ Hipes, Patrick (April 25, 2019). "'Peanuts In Space' From Morgan Neville & Imagine OK'd For Launch On Apple TV". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  6. ^ "'Snoopy in Space' Soundtrack Released". Film Music Reporter. November 1, 2019. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  7. ^ Foster, Elizabeth (September 23, 2019). "DHX rebrands as WildBrain". Kidscreen. Retrieved September 23, 2019.
  8. ^ Tuchow, Ryan (October 19, 2020). "Apple TV+, WildBrain expand Peanuts deal". Kidscreen. Retrieved January 25, 2021.
  9. ^ "Trailer: 'Snoopy in Space' Lifts off for S2 in November". 19 October 2021.
  10. ^ Evans, Greg (July 17, 2019). "'Snoopy In Space' First-Look Trailer Lands In Time For Apollo 11 Anniversary; Apple TV+ Series Debuts This Fall". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  11. ^ Pearlman, Michael (August 21, 2019). "Snoopy and NASA Discover Space in New McDonald's Happy Meal". Space.com. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  12. ^ "Astronaut Snoopy to fly in Macy's parade, adorn new collectibles". Collect Space. July 13, 2019. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  13. ^ "Peanuts and Space Foundation Offer Free STEM Lesson Plans". Space Foundation (Press release). Colorado Springs. October 10, 2019. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  14. ^ Steeber, Michael (October 28, 2019). "'Snoopy in Space' Design Lab landing in Apple Stores". 9to5Mac. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  15. ^ "Snoopy in Space: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved January 25, 2021.
  16. ^ Caroll, Mandie (4 November 2019). "Snoopy in Space TV Review". Common Sense Media. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  17. ^ Keller, Joel (November 2, 2019). "Stream It Or Skip It: 'Snoopy In Space' On Apple TV+, Where The Peanuts Gang Help Snoopy Explore The ISS And The Moon". Decider. News Corp. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  18. ^ Gil, Lory (November 2, 2019). "'Snoopy in Space' review: Getting kids excited about space flight again". iMore. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  19. ^ Giardina, Carolyn (December 2, 2019). "Annie Awards: 'Frozen 2,' 'Missing Link' Lead Year of Surprises and Snubs".
  20. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (May 21, 2020). "Daytime Emmy Nominees: 'Elena of Avalor,' 'Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure' Lead Toon Contenders". Animation Magazine. Retrieved January 25, 2021.
  21. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (July 26, 2020). "Daytime Emmy Awards: 'Dragon Prince,' 'Ask the Storybots' & 'Last Kids on Earth' Win Key Animation Categories for Netflix". Animation Magazine. Retrieved January 25, 2021.
  22. ^ Hurlar, Jen (April 1, 2021). "Canadian Screen Awards 2021 Animation Nominations". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved April 24, 2021.

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