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It’s the Great Pumpkin App, Charlie Brown!

Tap for an interactive Peanuts app that’s sweet—and very sincere.

Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

The epic Halloween experience!

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For more than 50 years, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown has been a Halloween tradition. Now the Great Pumpkin app can be a whole new one.

An interactive storybook starring Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, and the Great Pumpkin (well, at least Snoopy), the Great Pumpkin app is a loving twist on the classic 1966 TV special, one that finds Charles Schulz’s beloved characters springing to life on your iPhone or iPad.

The Great Pumpkin app is rendered in a beautiful paper-craft style that mimics a pop-up book.

The app is fully interactive. Tap members of the Peanuts crew to hear dialogue from the original show. Create your own avatar and dress it in Peanuts-themed Halloween costumes. Look around for hidden items, like bags of Halloween candy. (No rocks, promise.) You might even get a chance to play Schroeder’s piano and unlock a few old-time songs and pumpkin carols.

In a nostalgic twist, the story is narrated by Peter Robbins, the original voice of Charlie Brown, and all the dialogue and music from the special is here. Turn on this optional narration and words will be highlighted on the screen so young readers can follow along. If you get stuck on a word, just tap to hear it spoken aloud. (Like “You owe me restitution!”) The Great Pumpkin might not show up this year, but the app sure will.

    Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

    The epic Halloween experience!

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