For decades, families have enjoyed watching Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang get into the Halloween spirit with a trip to the pumpkin patch and a little trick-or-treating. And don't worry, you can keep up that tradition of watching It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown this fall as well.
Where Can I Watch It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown In 2021?
You can stream It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown on Apple TV+. The 25-minute special will be available to stream on the Apple TV app all year long, as long as you subscribe to Apple TV+ for $4.99 a month after a free seven day trial. If you recently purchased an Apple product, you could also be eligible to get a free three month trial of Apple TV+.
And thanks to Apple’s streaming deal with Peanuts, you'll be able to watch other holiday specials on Apple TV+, like A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and A Charlie Brown Christmas, as well as new animated Peanuts originals, like Snoopy in Space, coming to Apple TV+.
Will It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Air On TV In 2021?
Yes! You can watch It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown on TV, for free, on PBS and PBS Kids on Sunday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. EST.
In previous years, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown aired on ABC leading up to Halloween during primetime TV hours. According to Variety, ABC had signed a deal with Peanuts Worldwide LLC and Lee Mendelson Film Productions at the time that allowed the network to air the Peanuts animated holiday specials through 2020. Apple landed the rights to new Peanuts programming in 2018, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and has since become the home for all things Peanuts.
So, if you don’t have an Apple TV+ subscription, this is a great viewing option.
Can I Buy Or Rent It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown?
If you don't have a smart TV and don't want to sign up for Apple TV+, you can purchase a copy of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown in stores or online from Target or Best Buy. Target is currently selling the special for $9.99 in DVD or Blu-ray forms, and you can get it delivered straight to your doorstep, with plenty of time before Halloween depending on the shipping. In any case, you'll definitely have it for next year or whenever the spooky spirit strikes and you just need to watch the comforting Peanuts special.
You might have to blow the dust off of that old DVD player, sign up for a streaming service or locate PBS on your TV, but watching It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown with your family this Halloween will certainly worth it.
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