Apple TV+ Gaining New 'Peanuts' Specials Alongside Classic Holiday Episodes

Following an announcement earlier in the month that "The Snoopy Show" will launch on Apple TV+ in 2021, today WildBrain revealed that a collection of new one-off specials will also be coming to Apple TV+.

These specials will include the popular characters celebrating Mother's Day, Earth Day, New Year's Eve, and going back to school. Besides the new series and specials, fans can also expect a 70th anniversary documentary film coming next year on ‌Apple TV+‌.

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In addition to the new content, ‌Apple TV+‌ is getting iconic Peanuts specials, including "A Charlie Brown Christmas," "Charlie Brown Thanksgiving," and "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown." The Halloween special will premiere on ‌Apple TV+‌ today for subscribers, and then it'll be free for everyone in the TV app from October 30 through November 1.

"A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" is coming on November 18 for ‌Apple TV+‌ subscribers, and then it'll be free from November 25 through November 27 in the TV app. Lastly, "A Charlie Brown Christmas" premieres for subscribers on December 4, and then it'll be free from December 11 through December 13.

Apple first inked a deal with WildBrain (formerly DHX Media) back in 2018, agreeing to be the exclusive home of new Peanuts content. The first of these shows was "Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10," for which Apple won an Emmy.

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iamgalt Avatar
12 months ago
I already own the Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas specials; but it's nice that they're making them free for everyone to watch for a few days each.
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Saturn007 Avatar
12 months ago
Now, if they'd only offer Peanuts watch faces, I’d buy an Apple Watch in a click!
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smaffei Avatar
12 months ago
Caught about 5 minutes of "Great Pumpkin" today…

Having owned the DVDs in the past, I was bowled over by the image quality and color representation of the 50+ year old special in 4K Dolby Vision on Apple TV+. It was pretty great!
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jbachandouris Avatar
12 months ago
It is only available on Apple TV, not any broadcast channel. EVERY Facebook post on Apple TV has whiners complaining about how they can't watch them on broadcast TV anymore.

First of all, Apple BOUGHT the rights. The 'fault' lies in those who SOLD the rights.

Second, if you're that much of a fan, WHY don't you OWN the DVD by now. So help me understand, you'd rather watch it on network TV WITH commercials than your OWN DVD with NO commercials or Apple TV (free for 3 days) in 4K?!?!?!?

Sorry, I just had to vent about that even though I know that most on here are not those complaining.
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applicious84 Avatar
12 months ago
Nice! This makes up a little for the ridiculousness that is Tehran. It's also way more realistic :) These were some of my favorite specials when I was growing up
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BJMRamage Avatar
12 months ago
oh nice. I bought the Peanuts Holiday TV bundle a few years back (since these were TV they are not MA or 4K) but looks like the TV+ versions will be 4K, so that's nice.


My son was just asking if we could watch the Charlie Brown Halloween Special this week too.
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