I believe ABC has the rights to it. They normally air it on Tuesday or Wednesday in place of one of their sitcoms, but the regular sitcom lineup is returning to Wednesdays this week after being delayed due to the virus. So they probably don't want to preempt a show just as it is returning.
I bet they at least air it on Halloween night if nothing else, which is a Saturday this year.
I wouldn't place that bet during college football season.
Apple TV+ has teamed with WildBrain, along with Peanuts Worldwide and Lee Mendelson Film Productions, to become the home for all things Peanuts, bringing together new original series and specials, along with iconic, beloved specials to fans around the world, all in one place.
The original programs and new specials will also soon stream globally alongside iconic Peanuts specials, including A Charlie Brown Christmas, Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. The Halloween special will begin streaming globally on Apple TV+ on October 19, and will be available for free from October 30 until November 1 as a special treat on Apple TV+.
Just in time for US Thanksgiving, Apple TV+ will launch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving on November 18, and the special will be available for free from November 25 until November 27.
The Peanuts gang will also deck the halls with the premiere of A Charlie Brown Christmas, streaming exclusively on Apple TV+ on December 4. The holiday special will be available to customers for free from December 11 until December 13.
"It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" is now streaming exclusively on Apple TV+. Watch it for free from October 30 to November 1 and get ready for more Peanuts specials this holiday season.
makes me like Apple even less.
Does CBS still have the rights to Christmas?
Just another thing that 2020 has taken away.
But it's not gone. It's available to stream.
Good grief. I have the answer, and people aren't going to like it.
From a press release announcing new Peanuts content being produced for AppleTV+:
So it sounds like AppleTV+ has the exclusive rights to the specials now.
SNOOPY, CHARLIE BROWN AND FRIENDS LAND AT APPLE TV+ IN EXPANDED PARTNERSHIP WITH WILDBRAIN FOR NEW ORIGINAL SHOWS AND SPECIALS - WildBrainApple TV+ orders second season of Daytime Emmy-nominated original series, Snoopy In Space New deal with Peanuts Worldwide and Lee Mendelson Film Productions also brings beloved, classic Peanuts Specials to Apple TV+ Toronto, ON; New York, NY – October 19, 2020 – Apple TV+ has teamed with...www.wildbrain.com
I think it's finally time for me to do what I've already wanted to do but never got around to and buy the specials so I always have them.
For those familiar, what is the difference between this set
and this one?
Is there any reason not to go with the cheaper of the two?
And is there a Blu-ray of Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown? I can only find that listed on DVD.
Yep. The only difference is the packaging. The discs are the same.I was just about to mention Apple TV+, which I know has the rights to Peanuts. My kids really enjoyed the Snoopy in Space cartoons they had earlier this year.
Jake, not sure about those sets but pretty sure the same masters were used. You want the ones done by Warner Bros.
Just one more reason to own a copy.No. ABC had the rights to all of the seasonal Peanuts specials for the last several years. Now, AppleTV+ does. Apparently all of them will be AppleTV+ exclusives unless you buy the discs.
I don't think @Malcom_R is saying it's gone. But its removal from broadcast TV feels significant. A lot of people don't stream, and even among those who do, I don't know that many who subscribe to AppleTV+. I bet a lot of people are going to look for it on ABC this year and be confused and/or disappointed when it's not there. Lots of people made watching this on television a holiday tradition. There is a level of access when something is on national broadcast television that simply isn't there when you're talking about streaming or even cable.
I understand that Apple paid the most to the licensors, and of course they want to take the money. This is a big exclusive get. But I think this will be the first year since these specials were made that they didn't air on broadcast television during their respective holidays, and that does represent a significant loss. Their reach will not be as broad airing only on AppleTV+ as they would on a broadcast network as a seasonal cultural staple.
I'm happy to buy them, but that doesn't lessen the significance of them being gone from broadcast television.