Apple TV+ today released the trailer for Eva the Owlet, premiering globally on Friday, March 31. The new animated kids and family series is based on the New York Times bestselling Scholastic book series “Owl Diaries” (buy now at Amazon) by award-winning author Rebecca Elliott.
Eva the Owlet stars Eva, a creative, cheeky owlet who lives next door to her best friend Lucy in the woodland world of Treetopington. With big ideas and an even bigger personality, Eva goes on high-flying adventures, expressing herself in her diary along the way!
Since first being published, “Owl Diaries” now has eight foreign language translations and 11 million copies in print.
The series is produced by award-winning Scholastic Entertainment (Clifford the Big Red Dog, Goosebumps, The Magic School Bus) with production services and 4K animation by 9 Story Media Group’s Emmy-winning and Academy Award-nominated studio Brown Bag Films in Dublin and Bali (Doc McStuffins, Vampirina, Octonauts).
Eva the Owlet features original songs by critically-acclaimed musician and singer-songwriter Fitz of Fitz and the Tantrums.
The voice talent includes Vivienne Rutherford (Eureka!, 911: Lone Star) as the titular character Eva, Jessica DiCicco (The Loud House, Puppy Dog Pals) as Eva’s mom, and Dino Andrade (Loud House, We Baby Bears) as Eva’s dad.
There’s also Romy Fay (Best Foot Forward), Sascha Yurchak, Jon Olson (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Pokemon: Detective Pikachu), Evie Hsu (Team Mekbots), Sarah Vattano (The Uglies, Rise Up, Sing Out), Pressly James Crosby (General Hospital), and Kenna Ramsey (Rent).
Eva the Owlet is executive produced by Scholastic Entertainment’s Peabody and Daytime Emmy Award-winning team including Iole Lucchese (Clifford the Big Red Dog), Caitlin Friedman (Stillwater), and Jef Kaminsky (Signs of Survival).
Head series writers and Daytime Emmy Award nominees Annabeth Bondor-Stone (Helpsters) and Connor White (Helpsters) serve as co-executive producers, and Daytime Emmy Award nominee Damien O’Connor (Angela’s Christmas, Angela’s Christmas 2) serves as supervising director.
The late Dr. John F. Evans, a writing clinician, National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach at Duke Integrative Medicine, and the Founder and Executive Director of Wellness & Writing Connections, LLC served as the expressive writing expert on the series through Apple TV+’s changemakers initiative. The series was one of the last projects he worked on, hoping to inspire young viewers to write, to find their voices, and to believe in themselves.
The award-winning slate of original series and film for kids and families on Apple TV+ includes impressive all-ages offerings such as the critically-acclaimed properties BAFTA Award-winning El Deafo, Lovely Little Farm, Duck & Goose, Pinecone & Pony, Shape Island, and Emmy Award-winning Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock and Harriet the Spy from The Jim Henson Company.
The lineup also includes Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series Stillwater, Helpsters from Sesame Workshop, Wolfboy and the Everything Factory from Joseph Gordon-Levitt, HITRECORD and Bento Box Entertainment, Sago Mini Friends, Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show from Jack McBrayer and Angela C. Santomero, Snoopy in Space, The Snoopy Show and Get Rolling with Otis.
Live-action offerings include Bonnie Hunt’s Amber Brown, Best Foot Forward, Surfside Girls, Life By Ella, Daytime Emmy Award-winning Ghostwriter from Sesame Workshop, and Puppy Place.
Also included are specials from Peanuts and WildBrain such as It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown, Lucy’s School, To Mom (and Dad), With Love, Emmy Award-winning Who Are You, Charlie Brown? and For Auld Lang Syne, and Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth, the Daytime Emmy Award-winning television event based on the New York Times best-selling book and TIME Best Book of the Year by Oliver Jeffers.
The kids and family film offerings include star-studded animated adventure film Luck from Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation which premiered last year, Academy Award-nominated animated film Wolfwalkers and Academy Award-nominated animated short film The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse.
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Jenna Busch has written and spoken about movies, TV, video games and comics all over the Internet for over 15 years, co-hosted a series with Stan Lee, appeared on multiple episodes of “Tabletop,” written comic books, and is a contributing author for the 13 books in the “PsychGeeks” series including “Star Wars Psychology.” She founded the site Legion of Leia and hosted the “Legion” podcast.