Narrated by Meryl Streep, the Earth Day animated film was adapted from the best-selling children’s book, written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. Oliver Jeffers is a visual artist and author working in painting, bookmaking, illustration, collage, performance and sculpture. Check his other work here.
Created by an award-winning animation firm, Studio AKA, if you do have Apple TV+, Here We Are: Notes For Living On Planet Earth is a must-watch. This insightful and poignant short film is beautifully animated and thoughtfully written, featuring an award-winning ensemble including Chris O’Dowd, Ruth Negga, Jacob Tremblay, and Meryl Streep.
In celebration of Earth Day, Here We Are: Notes For Living On Planet Earth explores the rich diversity of our spinning home through the eyes of an inquisitive seven years old named Finn who, over Earth Day, learns about the wonders of the planet from his parents and a mysterious exhibit at the aptly titled Museum of Everything.
We watched the short film yesterday and we really loved it. 40 minutes of pure magical and we can confidently conclude that Here We Are: Notes For Living On Planet Earth isn’t only made purely for kids, but it also carries an important message for us adults.
The short film is available right now on the Apple TV app to all subscribers of Apple TV+. You can watch the trailer below. If you’re interested to read the book the film was based on, you can buy the book here.