Snoopy Presents: Welcome Home, Franklin premieres February 16, 2024 on Apple TV+.
Synopsis: The special follows Franklin, whose family is always on the move with his dad’s military job. Everywhere Franklin goes, he finds support in a notebook filled with his grandfather’s advice on friendship. But when Franklin tries his usual strategies with the Peanuts gang, he has trouble fitting in.
That’s until he learns about the neighborhood Soap Box Derby race — and according to his grandfather, everyone loves a winner! He’s sure that winning the race will also mean winning over some new friends. All he needs is a partner, which he finds in Charlie Brown.
Franklin and Charlie Brown work together to build a car and, in the process, become good buddies. But as the race nears, the pressure mounts — can their car and their newfound friendship make it to the finish line?
Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the PEANUTS gang star in three to four minute digital shorts that are based on the popular comic strip created by Charles Schulz. For a limited time, fans can download the first two episodes of PEANUTS Motion Comics for free on iTunes. In these episodes, Linus runs for class president with Charlie Brown as his running mate. Despite being far ahead in the polls, Linus and Charlie Brown eventually ruin their chances of winning by referencing a famous, yet mysterious holiday entity during a final speech.
The initial episodes of PEANUTS Motion Comics are based on comic strips drawn in the year 1964. The stories are pulled from these strips and developed into three to four minute videos containing new Flash animation by the award-winning Studio B.
The PEANUTS Motion Comics consist of 20 episodes bundled in pairs with each short consisting of a different theme culled from the classic comic strip. These include the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’s baseball team, A Christmas story, Valentine’s Day, Charlie Brown’s first crush, Snoopy survives a flood and others.
The cost of two bundled episodes is 99 cents or a $7.99 for a full season pass.
Warner Home Video recently released “Peanuts Holiday Collection,” a 3 DVD set which includes â€œA Charlie Brown Thanksgivingâ€, â€œA Charlie Brown Christmasâ€ and â€œItâ€™s a Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Those who prefer not to buy the complete set can purchase each movie separately, although you’ll probably save money by buying the set.
For those still on the fence on whether or not to purchase these, check out the following four videos and tell me you don’t want to run out and buy these for nostalgic reasons. We all remember the great times we had watching these as a child. Now’s your chance to relive those memories or pass them on to your children.