New York – Peanuts Worldwide has announced a partnership with Normaal Animation and Télévisions to create 500 all new animated shorts based on the Peanuts comic strip and characters. The 90-second shorts are part of Peanuts Worldwide’s long-term content building strategy that includes a new animated feature film from Twentieth Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios that is set for global release in November 2015.


The new collection marks the first-ever animated interpretations of the Peanuts comic strips in short form and will be available for global distribution in fall 2014.


“Partnering with a dynamic production house such as Normaal Animation and a leading broadcaster like France Television, is a key step in our strategy to build all new content based on the characters and storylines by Charles Schulz,” stated Neil Cole, Chairman and CEO of Iconix Brand Group, which owns a primary interest in Peanuts Worldwide. “The new collection and format will also provide us with the opportunity to continually keep the characters in front of new generations of Peanuts fans.”