Apple TV+ unique animated collection Stillwater gained a Peabody Award right this moment for excellence in storytelling, and for work that encourages empathy. Actor Goldie Hawn, who has labored extensively with youngsters on varied types of programming, offered the award in a video.
The dignity follows the community’s in style comedy Ted Lasso successful its personal Peabody earlier this week, partially for countering poisonous masculinity. Its the third Peabody Award for an Apple unique collection following final yr’s win for Dickinson. The service additionally notched two wins within the Critics Alternative Actual TV Awards this week.
The Peabody Awards acknowledge excellence in broadcasting and digital media, together with tv, radio, podcasts and the net, in leisure, information, documentary, kids’s and public service programming.
Stillwater runs deep, pun positively meant
Streaming on streaming video service Apple TV+, Stillwater seeks to show youngsters and households about mindfulness, empathy and friendship. Because it first aired in December 2020, it has earned an Annie Award nomination and has charmed younger viewers with its enlightening parables rendered in a hand-drawn model.
Goldie Hawn offered the award in a video, practically tearing up as she did so. She urged everybody, not solely kids, to look at the present.
“Stillwater is a superb instance of how individuals in our personal business could be accountable to the well-being of our kids,” Hawn mentioned in her presentation. “As a result of, you see, we’re feeding them seeds. Seeds for his or her mind. Seeds for the minds. And giving them methods and means to have an expertise. And that’s what Stillwater is. It’s a contented expertise. It’s a peaceful expertise. With essentially the most lovable, sensible, clever panda. Each stroke is aware.”
Based mostly on the Zen Shorts ebook collection
Stillwater is predicated on Scholastic’s Caldecott Award-winning ebook collection, Zen Shorts, by Jon J Muth. The collection facilities on siblings Karl, Addy and Michael, who’re typical youngsters with typical child challenges. Generally even the smallest issues can really feel insurmountable to them.
Fortuitously, the children have a clever panda named Stillwater dwelling subsequent door. By way of his instance, tales and mild humor, Stillwater offers the youngsters a deeper understanding of their emotions in addition to instruments that assist them face their very own day-to-day challenges. He additionally brings newfound enjoyable and journey.
The collection’ government producers are Sidonie Dumas, Christophe Riandee, Nicolas Atlan, Terry Kalagian, Iole Lucchese, Caitlin Friedman, Jef Kaminsky and Rob Hoegee. It options voice actors James Sie, Eva Binder, Tucker Chandler and Judah Mackey.
To this point, Apple unique movies, documentaries and collection have been honored with 116 wins and 389 awards nominations.
Watching Stillwater and different exhibits on Apple TV+ streaming video service requires $4.99-a-month subscription.