Apple TV+ to celebrate Earth Day with animated film starring Meryl Streep

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What you need to know

  • Apple is to celebrate Earth Day 2020 with a short animated film on Apple TV+.
  • It will star Meryl Streep, Chris O'Dowd, and Ruth Negga.
  • It's based on the best-selling children's book 'Here We Are'.

Apple will celebrate Earth Day 2020 with a short animated film on Apple TV+, starring Meryl Streep.

In a press release Apple said:

Today Apple announced Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning Meryl Streep will lead the award-winning talent lending their voices to the Apple original animated Earth Day short film, "Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth," premiering April 17 exclusively on Apple TV+. Joining Streep are Emmy Award-winning and BAFTA-nominated Chris O'Dowd ("Girls," "State of the Union"), SAG Award nominee and Critic's Choice Award-winning Jacob Tremblay ("Room," "Wonder"), and Oscar nominee Ruth Negga ("Loving," "Ad Astra").

In celebration of Earth Day, this captivating animated film follows a precocious seven-year-old (voiced by Tremblay) who, over the course of Earth Day, learns about the wonders of the planet from his parents (voiced by O'Dowd and Negga) — and from a mysterious exhibit at the aptly titled Museum of Everything. The insightful and poignant short film is narrated by Streep.

"Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth" is based on the No. 1 New York Times Best Seller and 2017's No. 1 TIME Best Book of the Year from beloved artist, illustrator and writer Jeffers.

As mentioned, the film will be released on April 17. In celebration of Earth Day, Apple's employees often don green t-shirts for a few weeks, and last year there was also an Apple Watch challenge!

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