E&P is reporting that 20 new 3-4 minute Peanuts animations are being released today on iTunes. The animated shorts are taken from classic 1964 comic strips and produced using Flash technology with new voices by Warner Bros. Motion Comics. Each episode contains 2 shorts for $.99. In an interview with E&P, Jeannie Schulz, the wife of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz maintains that the family oversaw the production of the animation to preserve the style of the earlier Peanuts animation.
“They’ve done a very cute job of making it really look like the old animation, but better. Better in that it’s brighter, the voices are still cute and charming.”
You can buy all 20 episodes for $7.99. E&P reports that for a short time fans can down load two episodes for free. At the time of this writing, no episodes were available on the iTunes store.
UPDATE: First episode (Linus for President / The Election) is now available (for free).