Snoopy Presents: Welcome Home, Franklin" Premieres Feb 16th on Apple TV+
Francis Page Jr. | 2/9/2024, 1:44 p.m.
Get ready to step back into the beloved neighborhood with Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang as they unveil the heartwarming origin tale of one of their cherished companions, Franklin! Set to premiere globally on Apple TV+ on February 16th, "Snoopy Presents: Welcome Home, Franklin" invites audiences on a delightful journey into the life of Franklin Armstrong, the trailblazing character introduced into the Peanuts Gang over 50 years ago.
Executive produced by Craig Schulz, co-written by Franklin's namesake, cartoonist Robb Armstrong, and directed by Emmy Award-winner Raymond S. Persi, "Snoopy Presents: Welcome Home, Franklin" promises an enchanting exploration of Franklin's backstory and his special bond with Charlie Brown.
In the first official trailer, viewers catch a glimpse of how Charlie Brown and Franklin first crossed paths and their adventures leading up to a thrilling race. As the duo navigates the competition together, Franklin showcases his trademark dance moves, playfully suggesting a connection to the legendary James Brown. This heartwarming tale is a must-watch for both devoted Peanuts fans and newcomers alike.
Originally introduced to Peanuts fans almost 56 years ago, Franklin's character has remained a beloved fixture in the comic strip. However, until now, little has been revealed about his family, origins, or personal journey. Franklin's inclusion in the Peanuts Gang came about after retired teacher Harriet Glickman penned a letter to "Peanuts" creator Charles Schulz, urging him to diversify his cast following the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968.
"Snoopy Presents: Welcome Home, Franklin" delves into themes of friendship, family, community, self-confidence, perseverance, and teamwork, offering audiences an inspiring and uplifting viewing experience.
Prepare to laugh, cry, and celebrate as you uncover the touching origin story of Peanuts' beloved character, Franklin Armstrong—one of the most iconic figures in comic strip history.
Extend a warm welcome to Franklin alongside Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang on February 16th, exclusively on Apple TV+!