New Year’s Special Peanuts, “For Auld Lang Syne”, on Apple TV Plus
The Peanuts gang rings in the holidays with another New Years special. Apple TV Plus has announced a new episode of Peanuts TV, “For Auld Lang Syne,” which premieres on Friday, December 10.
“For Auld Lang Syne” – the first Peanuts TV special with a title that doesn’t include Charlie Brown or Snoopy – is also the first new original holiday special to come as a result of a partnership Apple entered into last year. with WildBrain, Peanuts Worldwide and Lee Mendelson Film Productions to bring together new original and special series, as well as library titles in one place.
“For Auld Lang Syne” is the second upcoming New Year’s themed special from Peanuts, following “Happy New Year, Charlie Brown,” which first aired on CBS in 1986.
In this new special, the Peanuts gang are disappointed to learn that Charlie Brown’s grandmother cannot visit them, which leads Lucy to throw a New Years Eve party, while Charlie Brown has to struggling to accomplish just one of his resolutions before midnight.
“For Auld Lang Syne” comes from a story by Alex Galatis and Scott Montgomery, and is written by Galatis, Montogomery and Clay Kaytis (who also directed). Craig Schulz, Bryan Schulz, Cornelius Uliano are executive producers, with Paige Braddock for Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates and Josh Scherba, Stephanie Betts, Amir Nasrabadi and Anne Loi for WildBrain Studios.
Apple TV Plus is already home to “The Snoopy Show” (which premiered in February) and “Snoopy in Space”. Last year’s deal also revealed plans to release new specials related to Mother’s Day, Earth Day and back to school, in addition to the focus of “For Auld Lang Syne “on New Years Eve. Other projects include” Who are you, Charlie Brown? (A 70th anniversary documentary film of Peanuts from Imagine Documentaries and WildBrain) and Daytime Emmy Award-winning “Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10”.
Apple TV Plus will also continue to air the iconic specials “It’s the Big Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” this fall, and will also make them available for free on PBS. “That’s the Big Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” will air on PBS and PBS Kids on Sunday, October 24 at 7:30 pm ET, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” will air on PBS and PBS Kids on Sunday, November 21 at 7:30 pm ET and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” air on PBS and PBS Kids on Sunday, December 19 at 7:30 p.m. ET.