Generations of children have grown up watching Charlie Brown, Sally, Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, and Peppermint Patty as the Peanuts gang starred in a variety of holiday specials.

On April 22, “Peanuts” fans will get the opportunity to watch a brand new program celebrating Earth Day.

“It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown” with music by Ben Folds will debut on Apple TV+.  The gang is trying to play baseball when Charlie Brown’s younger sister Sally becomes enamoured with a dandelion that is growing on the pitcher’s mound.

Craig Schultz, son of “Peanuts” creator Charles Schultz, co-wrote the teleplay for the 40 minute production.  He is also an executive producer for the film.

While there new short video “We Need Our Trees” is on the “Peanuts” YouTube channel in the U.S. and elsewhere, Apple TV+ has tapped into the “Peanuts” vault and will be airing “It’s Arbor Day” from 1976 on April 29.

Craig Schultz noted that there are more great “Peanuts” stories to tell saying “this cast is so rich and diverse that the stories almost seem endless.”

The new productions are a part of the “Peanuts” “Take Care with Peanuts” initiative that encourages people to take care of yourself, take care of each other, and take care of the Earth.  The “Peanuts” also has a global three planting project that includes urban gardens and even restoring forests.

Charles Schulz spent 50 years creating “Peanuts” cartoon strips and when he died, he left 18,000 of them behind.

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