Apple TV+ has dropped five new episodes of the Apple Original 3D animated series, Stillwater. Recently recognized with a Peabody Award for excellence, the show for kids and families encourages mindfulness and perspective through tales of friendship. The new episodes, along with five bonus shorts, are now available on the streamer.
The series centers on siblings Karl, Addy, and Michael, who encounter everyday challenges – big and small – which sometimes feel insurmountable. Fortunately for these three, they have Stillwater, a wise panda, as their next-door neighbor. Through his example, stories and gentle humor, Stillwater gives the children a deeper understanding of their feelings as well as tools that help them face their own day-to-day challenges.
In the newly premiered Season 1 episodes, the show’s young heroes are dealing with big and small challenges alike, from losing a role in the school play and covering up a problem to avoid responsibility, to the challenge of tying shoes and cheering up a friend. The Halloween bonus episode that debuts October 1 involves the realities of a spooky celebration where some can feel left out.
Stillwater is based on the Scholastic book series “Zen Shorts” by Jon J Muth and is produced by Gaumont and Scholastic Entertainment. The series is executive produced by Sidonie Dumas; Christophe Riandee; Nicolas Atlan; Terry Kalagian; Iole Lucchese; Caitlin Friedman; Jef Kaminsky; and Rob Hoegee. The show features the voice talents of James Sie, Eva Binder, Tucker Chandler, and Judah Mackey.
Apple TV+ has also revealed that Season 2 of Doug Unplugs will premiere with seven brand-new episodes, including a bonus holiday special, on Friday, September 17. This season, Doug and Emma have become expert explorers as they embark on new adventures in Mega City. They find themselves learning about the deep sea, playing in a band, and going to school.
Hailing from DreamWorks Animation and based on Dan Yaccarino’s “Doug Unplugged” book series, Doug Unplugs follows a young robot named Doug who senses there’s more to life than just the facts. While other robots plug in for their daily download, curious Doug unplugs and journeys into the human world, and with his best friend Emma, experiences its wonders firsthand. The series is executive produced by Jim Nolan, Aliki Theofilopoulos and Dan Yaccarino, and stars the voice talents of Brandon James Cienfuegos; Kyrie McAlpin; Eric Bauza; Mae Whitman; Leslie David Baker; and Becky Robinson.
Stillwater and Doug Unplugs are available to stream on Apple TV+ alongside original series and films from popular franchises in kids and family programming, including Daytime Emmy Award-winning Ghostwriter; Helpsters from Sesame Workshop; Academy Award-nominated animated film Wolfwalkers; Daytime Emmy Award-winner Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth; new series from Peanuts and WildBrain including The Snoopy Show; as well as upcoming series Fraggle Rock and Harriet the Spy from The Jim Henson Company; Jane, a new mission-driven series from J.J. Johnson, Sinking Ship Entertainment and the Jane Goodall Institute; and, a newly imagined original series based on the stories and illustrations of Maurice Sendak.
Source: Apple TV+