There’s no doubt that Apple TV+ had a bit of a rough start. But things have improved since then. Now the service has not just critically-acclaimed content, but also shows and films that have become fan favorites, too. One of those is a kids series called Stillwater.
And now it has been recognized for its achievement in storytelling. The series has earned itself a prestigious Peabody Award. This marks the third such award for Apple TV+ since the service’s launch. First was Dickinson, which stars Hailee Steinfeld. And then, most recently, the acclaimed comedy series Ted Lasso earned one as well.
So, this marks the third Peabody Award, given out for excellence in storytelling in one way or another. In the case of Stillwater, it’s about encouraging empathy. The series certainly does that, a lesson it brought over from the series of kids books the show is based on. Those are called Zen Shorts, and they’re written by Jon J. Muth.
Here’s how Apple describes the series:
‘Stillwater’ is based on the Scholastic book series ‘Zen Shorts’ by Jon J Muth and is produced by Gaumont and Scholastic Entertainment. The series centers on siblings Karl, Addy and Michael, who are typical kids with typical kid challenges – meaning that sometimes even the smallest things can 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. Stillwater also brings newfound fun and adventure for the three, opening their eyes to the quiet wonders of the world around them and guiding them to their place within it.
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