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Re: No ABC Airing of It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown - What?

it is sad.......i always watch the halloween, thanksgiving, and christmas specials every year, usually a couple of times. it is a tradition from when i was young.

 

i am glad that i do have all three on DVD.

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Re: No ABC Airing of It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown - What?

I think it's sad this won't be shown on ABC. I wonder what other classics will move to other outlets. This is a year that I think more people would have enjoyed the simple joy and love of Charlie Brown. 

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Re: No ABC Airing of It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown - What?

This is terrible.  The Peanut specials are a tradition.  I don't have access to Apple TV.  Is that one that you have to pay for?  So unfair especially to low income families.

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Re: No ABC Airing of It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown - What?

Guess we found out how it feels when you get a rock.

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Re: No ABC Airing of It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown - What?

Sadly it's all about the $$$$$ --

 

 

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Re: No ABC Airing of It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown - What?

Sad that a classic like this can't remain on basic t.v. so that anyone who wants to enjoy it still can.  This type of holiday program is wonderful and I believe all ages love it.  It doesn't matter how long it's been around, it's still a cute, sweet, funny and wonderful program.  

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Re: No ABC Airing of It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown - What?


@dooBdoo wrote:


From the Apple.com press release, the reason for the change:

 

 

"Snoopy, Charlie Brown and Friends Land at Apple TV+

in Expanded Partnership with

WildBrain for New Original Shows and Specials

 

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 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.

 

New animated Peanuts originals coming to Apple TV+ include a second season of the Daytime Emmy-nominated Snoopy in Space, and a slate of brand-new specials that will find the Peanuts gang marking Mother’s Day, Earth Day, New Year’s Eve and Back to School – all to be produced by WildBrain’s animation studio.

 

The new series and specials join the previously announced The Snoopy Show, premiering February 5, 2021; a brand-new Peanuts 70th anniversary documentary film from Imagine Documentaries and WildBrain, set to premiere next year; and the Daytime Emmy Award-winning Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10.

 

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.

 

Offering multi-generational viewing for children 4-11 and their caregivers, Apple TV+ is home to original series from some of today’s most trusted franchises in kids and family programming, including the Daytime Emmy Award-winning Ghostwriter and Helpsters from Sesame Workshop;

the soon to premiere reboot of the beloved, classic series Fraggle Rock from The Jim Henson Company;

newly imagined original series based on the stories and illustrations of Maurice Sendak;

and the upcoming series Doug Unplugs from DreamWorks Animation, and Stillwater from Gaumont and Scholastic... "

 

 


follow the money

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Re: No ABC Airing of It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown - What?

With so much new programming being halted or delayed, you'd think they could find room on the schedule for a classic kids cartoon.

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@Etoile308  your response is fabulous! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Re: No ABC Airing of It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown - What?


@homedecor1 wrote:

Sadly it's all about the $$$$$ --

 

 


sounds to me like the people who hold the TV rights to the shows found a way to get more money for their product and ABC didn't care enough to keep them

 

that is business