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'Stillwater,' the Apple TV+ animated kids series, earns a Peabody Award

Stillwater Peabody Award
Stillwater Peabody Award (Image credit: Apple TV+)

What you need to know

  • Stillwater has earned a Peabody Award.
  • The series has earned the award for "excellence in storytelling, and for work that encourages empathy."

Stillwater, the Apple TV+ animated kids series, has earned a Peabody Award.

Today, Apple announced (opens in new tab) that the beloved children's series has won a Peabody Award for "excellence in storytelling, and for work that encourages empathy." The Peabody Awards recognize excellence in the categories of broadcasting and digital media, including television, radio, podcasts and the web, in entertainment, news, documentary, children's and public service programming.

Stillwater tells the story of a group of siblings who learn about mindfulness from Stillwater, a wise panda who also happens to be their next-door neighbor.

Now streaming globally on Apple TV+, "Stillwater" is a beautifully engaging animated series for kids and families about mindfulness. Since its launch, "Stillwater" has earned an Annie Award nomination and has charmed young viewers with its tales of friendship, providing kids with a new perspective on the world around them."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.

If you haven't seen it yet, check out the trailer for Stillwater below:

Stillwater isn't the only Apple Original series to earn a Peabody Award this week. Ted Lasso, the lovable comedy series on Apple TV+, also won an award. If you want to enjoy all of what Apple TV+ has to offer in the best quality possible, check out our list of the Best TVs for Apple TV 2021.

Joe Wituschek
Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.