Apple has announced that 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.
From the multi-BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning, Oscar-nominated independent animation studio, Studio AKA, the 36-minute film is written by BAFTA Award-winning Philip Hunt (Ah Pook Is Here, Lost and Found) and Academy Award-winning Luke Matheny (God of Love, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, Ghostwriter); directed by Hunt, and executive produced by Academy Award-nominated and BAFTA Award-winning Sue Goffe (A Morning Stroll, Varmints, Lost and Found, Hey Duggee), Hunt and renowned author Oliver Jeffers (Here We Are, Lost and Found, The Day the Crayons Quit). Alex Somers (How to Train Your Dragon, Captain Fantastic) is the music composer.
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth is based on the No. 1 New York Times bestseller and 2017’s No. 1 TIME Best Book of the Year from beloved artist, illustrator and writer Jeffers (buy at Amazon).