Meryl Streep joins Apple TV+ with Earth Day film premiering April 17

Meryl Streep joins Apple TV+ to narrate “Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth”
Meryl Streep joins Apple TV+ to narrate “Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth”

Today Apple announced 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.

“Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth” features the voices of Chris O’Dowd, Ruth Negga and Jacob Tremblay.
“Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth” features the voices of Chris O’Dowd, Ruth Negga and Jacob Tremblay.

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 Best Seller and 2017’s No. 1 TIME Best Book of the Year from beloved artist, illustrator and writer Jeffers.

Apple TV+, Apple’s new original video subscription service and home for the world’s greatest storytellers, launched November 1, 2019 in over 100 countries and regions. Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, as well as at, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. The Apple TV app will be available on LG, Sony and VIZIO smart TVs later this year. Visit for more information.

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  1. Meryl Streep? Seriously, Apple?!? Meryl, the actress who, at the 2003 Academy Awards ceremony, gives a “standing O” for director Roman Polanski who fled the United States in the 1970s to avoid imprisonment for the sexual assault of a minor.

    Quote by Aesop: “A man is known by the company he keeps”. Select better Apple.

    You notice in the video below, how the Academy accepted Polanski’s award because he couldn’t be there in person. He can’t set foot in America without fear of incarceration.

    1. Harrison Ford? He’s the environmentalist who wants us simple effs to significalty cut back our life style while he flys his fossil fuel burning plane up from LA to SF for a cheeseburger!

      These elites are so far out of touch, I don’t know what to say. Now we have 1000 elites flying via private jets into Davos to push us simpleton pesky people into a basic lifestyle while they live their high style lives.

  2. The woman who was given an Oscar for “Out of Africa”? What a bunch of overrated nonsense. If you disagree, go back and rewatch it.

    Best picture should have gone to “Color Purple” that year with Whoopie for best actress, but no.

    Actors are often professional liars (people being paid to pretend to portray something they’re not). They all get together once a year to throw themselves a party to celebrate their “art” and box office sales, tell each other how wonderful they are and pretend to like each other for the evening.

    But hey, ‘celebrity’, right?

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