Peanuts


Apple strikes deal with DHX Media for Peanuts content

Apple has signed a deal with DHX Media for new Peanuts content including new shows, specials and short films about Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the gang. One project for Apple will include an exclusive short-form piece aimed at getting kids into STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects. It will feature Snoopy as an astronaut […]

DHX closes $235m Peanuts sale with Sony

DHX Media has closed its sale of a minority stake in Peanuts to Sony Music Entertainment Japan (SMEJ). SMEJ has indirectly purchased 49% of DHX Media’s 80% interest in Peanuts for C$235.6 million in cash. This is subject to certain adjustments contemplated in the original agreement. DHX Media now owns 41% of Peanuts, SMEJ owns […]

DHX sells stake in Peanuts to Sony Music Entertainment Japan

DHX Media and Sony Music Entertainment Japan (SMEJ) have unveiled an agreement whereby SMEJ will indirectly purchase 49% of DHX Media’s 80% interest in Peanuts for C$237 million (US$185 million. As a result of the deal, DHX Media will own 41% of Peanuts, SMEJ will own 39%, and the family of creator Charles M. Schulz will own […]

DHX buys Shortcake, Peanuts for $345m

Canada’s DHX Media has acquired the entertainment arm of Iconix Brand Group, handing it control of the Strawberry Shortcake and Peanuts children’s properties. The deal is for US$345 million, and will see DHX take 100% of Strawberry Shortcake and 80% of Peanuts, with the remaining 20% held by members of creator Charles M. Schultz’s family. […]

Cartoon Network buys new Peanuts show

The commercial arm of French pubcaster France Télévisions has sold its animated Peanuts series to Cartoon Network in the US. The shorts, based on the classic Charles M. Schultz comic strip and featuring Snoopy and Charlie Brown among others, will go out on the linear Cartoon Network channel, as well as the Cartoon Network app. […]

Turner EMEA swoops for Owl & Co.

Turner Broadcasting System EMEA has acquired Owl & Co., which France Télévisions Distribution is bringing to the international market. The deal, which covers seasons one and two of the French toon, will see Owl & Co. rolling out on Turner channels such as Cartoon Network, Boing and Boomerang. The 78x7mins toon from Studio Hari already […]

Strawberry Shortcake sold for $105m

American Greetings’ popular Strawberry Shortcake character has been sold for US$105 million. US-based Iconix Brand Group has acquired the franchise, which has spawned various animated TV series, and its related intangible assets for a cash lump sum. The 35-year-old Strawberry Shortcake brand was born out of greeting cards, and has grown a licensing and merchandise […]

Checking up on US-Israeli TV at The Operating Room

LA-based prodco The Operating Room was founded by businessman Roby Freireich and filmmaker Oded Turgeman six years ago and first came to many people’s attention this June after Bunim/Murray picked up Screenz, the drama format that went out on pay TV platform Yes in Israel. The third partner in the company alongside Freireich and Turgeman […]