Apple TV+ releases fresh episodes of ‘Stillwater’ and ‘Doug Unplugs’

Apple TV+’s animated original series Stillwater returns with five all new episodes. The series, which is a Daytime Emmy-Award and Peabody winner, is now available to stream worldwide on the streaming service. Five bonus shorts are also available that feature “accessible moments of mindfulness for kids.” 

The show for kids and families encourages mindfulness and perspective through tales of friendship. The series centers on siblings Karl, Addy, and Michael, who encounter everyday challenges, big and small, which sometimes feel impossible to handle. Fortunately for these three, they have Stillwater, a wise panda, as their next-door neighbour. 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.

In the five new episodes, viewers will find the young heroes dealing with big moments such as losing a role in the school play and covering up a problem to avoid responsibility, to smaller challenges of tying shoes and cheering up a friend. A bonus Halloween episode from season one will premiere on 1 October as well that will involve the realities of a spooky celebration where some can feel left out.

Stillwater is based on the Scholastic book series Zen Shorts by Jon J Muth and is produced by Gaumont and Scholastic Entertainment. The series is executive produced by Sidonie Dumas, Christophe Riandee, Nicolas Atlan, Terry Kalagian, Iole Lucchese, Caitlin Friedman, Jef Kaminsky, and Rob Hoegee. The show features the voice talents of James Sie, Eva Binder, Tucker Chandler, and Judah Mackey.

Apple TV+ also shared that the second season of the popular Doug Unplugs will premiere on 17 September. The premiere will include seven new episodes, and a bonus holiday special. The new season of Doug Unplugs will see Doug and Emma becoming expert explorers. They will embark on new adventures in Mega City and “they find themselves learning about the deep sea, playing in a band, and going to school.”

Doug Unplugs comes from DreamWorks Animation and is based on the Doug Unplugged book series by Dan Yaccarino. The series follows a young robot named Doug who senses there’s more to life than just the facts. While other robots plug in for their daily download, curious Doug unplugs and journeys into the human world, and with his best friend Emma, experiences its wonders firsthand. The voice cast includes Brandon James Cienfuegos, Kyrie McAlpin, Eric Bauza, Mae Whitman, Leslie David Baker and Becky Robinson. It is also executive produced by Jim Nolan, Aliki Theofilopoulos and Dan Yaccarino.

Stillwater and Doug Unplugs are available to stream on Apple TV+ alongside other original series and films from popular franchises in kids and family programming.