Origin stories are always fun, and we enjoy getting to know the Peanuts characters better, so we are excited to hear that we will learn more about Franklin in Snoopy Presents: Welcome Home, Franklin. The special will be streaming on Apple TV+ on February 16th and talks about how Franklin’s family is always on the move with his father’s military job and how he has trouble fitting in with the rest of the gang at first. That all changes when Charlie Brown and Franklin build a car for the Soap Box Derby race.
We love that we are continuing to get more Peanuts stories and Snoopy Presents: Welcome Home, Franklin is a great way to get us to learn a bit more about Franklin and the rest of the gang.
“Snoopy Presents: Welcome Home, Franklin” – New Special Premieres Friday, February 16
The origin story for one of Peanuts’ most beloved characters, Franklin, follows how he approaches making new friends. Franklin’s family is always on the move with his dad’s military job, and everywhere he goes Franklin 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 – 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?
Produced for Apple TV+ by Peanuts and WildBrain, the special is directed by Emmy Award winner Raymond S. Persi (“The Simpsons,” “Wreck-It-Ralph”) and is co-written by Robb Armstrong (“Jump Start”) along with Craig Schulz, Bryan Schulz, and Cornelius Uliano, from an original story by Armstrong and Scott Montgomery (“The Snoopy Show”). Executive producers are Craig Schulz, Bryan Schulz, Cornelius Uliano, Paige Braddock, Josh Scherba, Stephanie Betts and Logan McPherson.