Who Are You, Charlie Brown? Documentary Celebrates the Characters and Creator Charles M. Shulz
Narrated by Lupita Nyong’o, Who Are You, Charlie Brown? drops on June 25 on Apple TV+
Fans of the Peanuts will soon get a behind-the-scenes look at the beloved characters' origins and gain further insight into its creator, Charles M. Shulz, thanks to Apple TV+.
The streaming service debuted a trailer on Friday for an upcoming documentary, titled Who Are You, Charlie Brown? Narrated by Lupita Nyong'o and executive produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, the upcoming release features interviews from friends, family, cartoonists and celebrity fans.
"Even as a kid, I was cognizant of the fact that there is a man somewhere in America who sits at a large, slanted desk and he draws Peanuts," said Smith.
"Everybody knows what Lucy with the football means," Barrymore, 46, says.
"Here I am reading this comic strip and all of a sudden, there's a kid in there that looks like me," adds Roker of what the comic meant to him.
And filmmaker Paul Feig says that he "related to Charlie Brown so much" growing up.
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Schulz's Peanuts comic strip previously ran from 1950 until 2000 — the same year the cartoonist died of colon cancer. Peanuts followed a group of young children, led by Charlie Brown.
The comic strip's success resulted in the Peanuts scoring multiple TV specials, including A Charlie Brown Christmas and It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. It has also been adapted into several TV series, theater productions and films, including 2015's The Peanuts Movie.
Who Are You, Charlie Brown? premieres on June 25 on Apple TV+.