June 23, 2021

FYI for email subscribers

Greeting, loyal readers! If you receive updates from the FiveCentsPlease blog by email, this is a heads-up to let you know that the blog is changing to a new email delivery service. No action is required on your part. You'll be moved automatically to the new service, and will continue to receive email updates as usual. The blog emails will look slightly different, and you'll notice that the name of the service at the bottom of the email has changed, but otherwise it should be business as usual; this is just an FYI.

Google, which owns Feedburner — the old service — will discontinue support for sending email blog updates, as of July.

The new service is called Feedblitz.

If you notice any problems or have any questions, let us know. But we've run some tests and expect everything to switch over smoothly.

If you keep up with the blog in some other way, then nothing at all is changing for you. (But if you'd like to subscribe to email updates, look for the little subscription form on the right-hand side of the blog's webpage.)

Thanks for continuing to read the FiveCentsPlease blog!

June 10, 2021

New episodes of The Snoopy Show arrive July 9, 2021 on Apple TV+

 Get ready for more adventures with Snoopy, his bird pals, and the rest of the Peanuts gang - Apple has announced that new episodes of The Snoopy Show will premiere Friday, July 9, 2021 on the subscription streaming service Apple TV+.

The new batch will add seven more episodes of the kid-oriented show based on the characters from Charles M. Schulz's comic strip. Like the first batch of episodes, each will consist of three, seven-minute stories.

For more information about the show, see this earlier blog post.

Apple released two promotional images for the new episodes:

For information on how to watch and subscribe to Apple TV+, visit tv.apple.com and this Apple support page.

June 5, 2021

New documentary Who Are You, Charlie Brown? premieres June 25, 2021 on Apple TV+

Apple has announced that a new documentary on Charles Schulz and Peanuts, titled Who Are You, Charlie Brown? will premiere Friday, June 25, 2021 on the streaming subscription service Apple TV+ .

You can view the trailer on YouTube.

According the press release:
Narrated by Lupita Nyong’o and hailing from Imagine Documentaries, the special is executive produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, and features interviews with friends, family, cartoonists and famous fans of the comic strip, to create a heartwarming portrait of the late “Peanuts” creator Charles M. Schulz.

Honoring the “everyman” creator, Charles “Sparky” Schulz, “Who Are You, Charlie Brown?” celebrates the significance and global multi-generational popularity of the comic strip and its timeless artistry and design to profile the man whose simple characters would touch the lives of millions through the decades and become beloved cultural icons. Featuring interviews with Jean Schulz, the widow of Charles Schulz, along with Drew Barrymore, Al Roker, Kevin Smith, Billie Jean King, Paul Feig, Ira Glass, Noah Schnapp, Miya Cech, Keith L. Williams, Chip Kidd, Lynn Johnston, Robb Armstrong and more, the documentary interweaves a new animated story that follows Charlie Brown on a quest to discover himself.
You can read the full press release here.

Other Peanuts content currently available on Apple TV+ includes the series Snoopy in Space and The Snoopy Show, plus several of the classic Peanuts holiday specials.

The Apple TV+ streaming service costs $4.99/month or $49.99/year (in the United States) and is ad-free, with a 7-day free trial when you first sign up.

You can watch Apple TV+ shows either by installing the Apple TV+ app on a supported device, or by going to the tv.apple.com website on any computer.

Devices that support AppleTV+ include: Apple devices such as iPad, iPhone, Apple TV set-top boxes, and Macs; Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV streaming devices; select gaming consoles; and select smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Vizio, or Sony. For more information about supported devices and setting Apple TV+ up on them, see this Apple support webpage.