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Apple TV+ original animated series 'Stillwater' wins Peabody Award for storytelling

Apple TV+ announced on Thursday that their original animated children's series ‘Stillwater’ won a Peabody Award for storytelling.

Akash Kurup | OTTplay
Jun 26, 2021
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Apple TV+ original animated children’s series, Stillwater, has been honoured with a Peabody award for encouraging empathy with its family-friendly storytelling that emphasises on mindfulness. This is the first award won by the children’s show, but it has been previously nominated for an Annie Award for the Best TV/Media in the Preschool category.

Stillwater is based on the Scholastic book series titled Zen Shorts, written by Jon J. Muth. The show follows Karl, Addy and Micheal, who are siblings. They are neighbours with ‘a wise panda’. The kids receive life advice from this wise panda. The children get a deeper understanding of their feelings and are able to face day-to-day challenges thanks to the panda. Mindfulness is considered to be the key focus of the series, according to Apple.

Stillwater is expected to bring a newfound world filled with fun and adventure. The story revolves around how the siblings open their eyes to the quiet wonders of the world around them and try to find their place within that world.

The Peabody Awards recognizes shows that encourage empathy and helps to expand the audience’s knowledge. Earlier this week, another Apple TV+ program named Ted Lasso was awarded by the organisation for showcasing radical optimism.

In total, Apple TV+ movies and series have won over 367 award nominations since the service debuted in 2019. It was also nominated for the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, and Critics Choice Awards. So far, Apple has bagged 108 awards out of the 367 nominations for the kind of content they produce.

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