"It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" (via Apple TV+)

“It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown,” Specials Moves to Apple TV+

“It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” moves to Apple TV+


The show will be free from 30th October to 1st November 2020


“A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” will be free from 25th November to 27th November 2020


“A Charlie Brown Christmas” will be free from 11th December to 13th December 2020


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“It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” is moving to a different network, and fans can’t wait to enjoy their characters back in action. The iconic show made its debut way back in the 60s, and with increasing popularity, it became a common household name, especially during the Halloweens. Now, we have got the confirmation that the show will move to Apple TV+ as its new home.

The Peanuts special show, for a change, won’t be appearing on your television. The tradition is about to change, and we are quite sure that fane might not have anticipated that. The show previously aired on ABC, however, Apple TV+ has acquired the show’s rights, and they announced it via their Twitter account.

Charlie Brown Halloween Special 2020: When will it premiere?

"It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" moves to Apple TV+
“It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” moves to Apple TV+ (via Apple TV+)

If we go by the official announcement, Charlie Brown Halloween Special will be available exclusively on Apple TV+. The show used to broadcast twice on ABC in the previous years, and some fans are quite upset about the development. The official tweet from Apple TV read:

Celebrate Halloween with the Peanuts gang. Stream “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” exclusively on Apple TV+ and get ready for more Peanuts specials this holiday season. 

Nonetheless, you can always get a subscription plan on the streaming platform; however, you have one other choice as well. According to the latest report from MSN, Apple TV+ is going to offer “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” without charging you a single penny. 

The show is currently available on Apple TV+ for the active subscribers. The viewers can tune into the streaming platform anytime from 30th October to 1st November 2020 to watch the Charlie Brown Halloween Special for free. It’s a tradition to watch Charlie Brown and characters during the Holidays, and it’s still nice enough that they are offering a free way to watch the show. Nevertheless, fans are still not too impressed by the overall development.

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Release Date: When will the Peanuts Special air?

The Verge confirmed that ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ would be available on the streaming service for the subscribers from 18th November 2020 onwards. Just like the Halloween Special of Charlie Brown, you can also watch the Thanksgiving of Charlie Brown free from 25th November to 27th November 2020.

Likewise, the Christmas special, ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas,’ will be released on 4th December 2020. Fans can watch it free of cost from 11th December to 13th December 2020. Charlie Brown theme songs have been a hot topic among Peanuts’ fans, and with the new shows on the horizon, we expect to get some cool new Charlie Brown theme songs as well.

This whole development is a part of Apple’s “expanded partnership with WildBrain.”

The platform has already tasted success with other shows. They are now planning to acquire the rights of more cartoons, thereby expanding their subscriber base. Reports also suggest that more Charlie Brown shows are in the works, so it’s a part of something big.

Meanwhile, fans aren’t too happy with Charlier Brown moving from ABC. Some of them added the development as yet another disappointment of the year 2020. A user tweeted,

Apple can kiss my great pumpkin for taking Charlie Brown from us. Can’t we have something normal in 2020?

With countless memes and gifs of outranging, fans are upset that the decades-old tradition is now no more. Critics believe that these old cartoons are ‘sacred’ for the Americans, and turning it into a part of a profit-scheme is unethical. 

Apple TV+ is an ad-free subscription-based video streaming platform. It costs $4.99 a month and is available on Amazon Fire Stick and Roku TV.

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