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’It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’ won’t air on TV, but you can watch for free on Apple TV+

Updated Oct 20, 2020; Posted Oct 20, 2020

By Brandon Champion | bchampio@mlive.com

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A beloved Halloween classic won’t air on broadcast TV this year for the first time in decades.

And while CBS nor ABC will be airing “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” fans of the 1966 animated special will still be able to watch the 25-minute program for free on Apple TV+.

The streaming service acquired exclusive rights to all Peanuts programs earlier this month. That includes the beloved Halloween special, as well as other specials such as “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.”

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ABC won't be airing the Christmas Special either... also on Apple TV.

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59 minutes ago, SCSanta said:

’It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’ won’t air on TV, but you can watch for free on Apple TV+

Updated Oct 20, 2020; Posted Oct 20, 2020

By Brandon Champion | bchampio@mlive.com

EXCERPT:

HAWXQK3BSVF5POU6F5ZJW2R6LI.JPG

A beloved Halloween classic won’t air on broadcast TV this year for the first time in decades.

And while CBS nor ABC will be airing “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” fans of the 1966 animated special will still be able to watch the 25-minute program for free on Apple TV+.

The streaming service acquired exclusive rights to all Peanuts programs earlier this month. That includes the beloved Halloween special, as well as other specials such as “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.”

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I've never seen this, I wonder if its on YouTube etc as I don't have Apple TV. I shall take a look. thanks :)

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1 hour ago, Rob Thompson said:

I've never seen this, I wonder if its on YouTube etc as I don't have Apple TV. I shall take a look. thanks :)

Ah, no.  That is what the phrase "exclusive rights" indicates. It will not be available to stream from anywhere else but Apple+.

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11 hours ago, Rob Thompson said:

I've never seen this, I wonder if its on YouTube etc as I don't have Apple TV. I shall take a look. thanks :)

The Halloween special will be available for free from Oct. 30 until Nov. 1 as a special treat. (that's their way of saying 'free sample' to try to get you to subscribe.)

They are still available individually on disc through Amazon or other outlets. The Holiday Collection (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas) is VERY hard to find or it is extremely expensive. I already own it, but if you want to have these movies, you should act quickly before they get pulled.

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