The first trailer for Who Are You, Charlie Brown?, a documentary about Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz, is released by AppleTV+.
A trailer for the Apple TV+ documentary about the genesis of the Peanuts comics titled Who Are You, Charlie Brown? has been released. Charles M. Schulz penned his first issue of Peanuts in 1950. The comic strip was eventually adapted into TV specials. A Charlie Brown Christmas came first airing in 1965. It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown came a year later in 1966, and A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving in 1973. These holiday specials still air yearly to this day. In 2020, Apple TV+ threatened to make these Charlie Brown specials exclusively available on the streaming platform ahead of the holidays but later reversed the decision.
Apple TV+ released the trailer for Who Are You, Charlie Brown? The trailer revealed that the story is more about the man behind Charlie Brown than Charlie Brown himself. Not only will actors, comic strip artists, and other creatives weigh in on their favorite Peanuts moments, but they will honor Peanuts creator Schulz. While noting his accomplishments, they praise Schulz for creating lovable, relatable characters, addressing real-life themes, and incorporating diversity into his comics and holiday TV specials in a time when that wasn’t done. Additionally, his wife, Jean Schulz, shares part of his creative process.
Some of these A-listers include Drew Barrymore, Al Roker, Billie Jean King, Kevin Smith, Robb Armstrong, and more. Lupita Nyong’o narrates the documentary produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard and directed by Michael Bonfiglio. In addition to the documentary, fans can look forward to a brand new, animated Charlie Brown story. Who Are You, Charlie Brown? hits Apple TV+ on June 25.