There’s a huge furor currently, with people seemingly enraged about Apple buying the rights to beloved Peanuts holiday specials, including It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, and locking them behind a paywall. But that’s not what happened. These beloved shows will still be available to watch for free.
Even so, a Change.org petition gathered more than 100,000 signatures from people who mistakenly think they’re unable to watch Charlie Brown get nothing but rocks while trick-or-treating this year. There’s no reason for this.
Admittedly, these specials won’t be on broadcast TV anymore. They must be watched through the Apple TV application. That’s not a big hurdle, though — anyone with the equipment to watch Netflix or Hulu has everything they need to watch Apple TV.
Preschoolers will soon be able to learn about life in a computer-animated Doug Unplugs show on Apple TV+. It’s based on a popular book series about a robot boy and his human friends, and makes the jump to TV in mid-November.
A trailer released Monday gives kids and their parents a peek at what to expect from this series developed by DreamWorks Animation.
Rumors are swirling that Apple TV+ might scoop up No Time to Die, the James Bond film currently languishing in box office limbo. The movie — the 25th 007 flick, and the last to star Daniel Craig as the British spy — has seen its release date slip repeatedly as many cinemas remain closed due to COVID-19.
Now, MGM Studios reportedly might pull the trigger on a streaming debut rather than waiting out the pandemic. If Apple TV+ added No Time to Die to its growing library, it would be the streaming service’s biggest coup yet.
Apple TV+ looks to continue building its sterling reputation with the upcoming six-part documentary series Becoming You. Narrated by Oscar-winner Olivia Coleman, the series will tell the story of the first 2,000 days of life for 100 kids from around the world.
It hits me, as the kids say, “right in the feels.” Check out the trailer below.
As Apple faces increasing scrutiny from governments around the world, the company should take a lesson from Google. We think Apple really needs to implement its own “don’t be evil” policy — and stick with it.
On the Rocks, the first Apple TV+ arthouse film, is an extremely winning combination of midlife crisis, comedy of remarriage, and road-trip movie.
Writer/director Sofia Coppola’s charmingly cynical, shaggy-dog anti-romance — which stars Bill Murray and Rashida Jones, and debuts today on Apple TV+ after a brief theatrical release — is a smart step toward filling out the streaming service’s growing library of original movies.
It’s a packed Friday for Apple TV+ with the debut of Sofia Coppola’s movie On The Rocks, plus a new episode of Tehran and Long Way Up. There’s also the new Bruce Springsteen documentary Letter to You, which was due to debut Friday, but wound up debuting Thursday after a tweet sent out by The Boss (and, no, we don’t mean Tim Cook).
Here’s what to expect from this week’s new arrivals.