The Apple Original, produced in partnership with WildBrain, premieres globally December 10; Apple and PBS teaming up to offer classic ‘Peanuts’ specials ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,’ ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,’ and ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ for ad-free viewing on PBS and PBS KIDS.
Apple brings its first new original ‘Peanuts’ holiday special, For Auld Lang Syne, to global audiences, premiering Friday, December 10 on Apple TV+. In the special, the Peanuts gang has experienced a disappointing Christmas because Grandma can’t visit, so Lucy resolves to throw herself the best New Year’s Eve party ever, while Charlie Brown struggles to accomplish just one of his resolutions before the clock strikes 12.
The tradition of gathering to watch the classic adventures of Charlie Brown, Snoopy and friends continues this holiday season with Apple and PBS teaming up to offer multiple ways to view ad-free airings of the beloved Peanuts holiday specials. In addition to streaming on Apple TV+, the specials can be viewed on PBS and PBS KIDS – here’s the schedule:
- It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown - Sunday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings)
- A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving - Sunday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings)
- A Charlie Brown Christmas - Sunday, December 19 at 7:30 p.m. (check local listings).
For Auld Lang Syne is based on the “Peanuts” comic strip by Charles M. Schulz and is produced by WildBrain Studios. It is from a story by Alex Galatis and Scott Montgomery, written by Galatis, Montogomery and Clay Kaytis, who also directed. Craig Schulz, Bryan Schulz, and Cornelius Uliano serve as executive producers alongside Paige Braddock for Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, and Josh Scherba, Stephanie Betts, Amir Nasrabadi and Anne Loi for WildBrain Studios. Also, from WildBrain Studios are producer James Brown, pre-production producer Timothy Jason Smith and associate producer Cassie Price.
In 2020, Apple TV+ teamed up with WildBrain, along with Peanuts Worldwide and Lee Mendelson Film Productions, to become the home for all things Peanuts for fans around the world. The iconic holiday specials join other titles on Apple TV+, including The Snoopy Show, an animated series for kids and families starring the internationally beloved beagle and his feathered best friend, Woodstock, as they tackle all-new adventures; the Daytime Emmy Award-winning short Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10; the Daytime Emmy-nominated and Parents’ Choice Gold Award-winning series Snoopy in Space, a series of 12 animated shorts featuring Charlie Brown and the beloved Peanuts gang as Snoopy fulfills his dreams and embarks on his next big adventure of becoming a NASA astronaut; and the Apple Original documentary special Who Are You, Charlie Brown? which celebrates the origins of the beloved “Peanuts” characters and their creator, Charles M. Schulz, narrated by Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o and produced by Imagine Documentaries and WildBrain.
Source: Apple TV+