Apple has signed an agreement with the Maurice Sendak Foundation to produce children’s shows and specials for Apple TV Plus based on the best-selling book, Where the Beast Homes,media reported. Under the terms of the agreement, the Apple and Maurice Sendak Foundation will redesign the new children’s series and specials based on the author’s illustrations and books.
This is the first time the Maurice Sendak Foundation has established a multi-year overall agreement with streaming TV services. Arthur Yoinks, a writer, director and Sendak partner, will work with Apple on various projects.
There is no word yet on whether Apple will pay for a role in Maurice Sendak’s role, but Apple has also signed a deal with Jim Henson for the “Breaking The Block” series and Sesame Street Studios to produce a variety of TV shows.
In 2009, director Spike Jones worked with Maurice Sendak on the film “Homeland of the Beast.” But it looks like Apple’s deal will focus on TV content rather than a particular movie.