Apple TV+ official trailer: ‘Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth’

In celebration of Earth Day, “Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth” will premiere on Apple TV+ on Friday, April 17. Lending their voices to the animated Earth Day short film are Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning Meryl Streep, Emmy Award-winning and BAFTA-nominated Chris O’Dowd (“Girls,” “State of the Union”), SAG Award nominee and Critics’ Choice Award-winning Jacob Tremblay (“Room,” “Wonder”) and Oscar nominee Ruth Negga (“Loving,” “Ad Astra”).

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

This captivating animated film, based on the No. 1 New York Times Bestseller and 2017’s No. 1 TIME Best Book of the Year, follows a precocious 7-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.

MacDailyNews Note: “Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth” premieres April 17th on Apple TV+:

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.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]


  1. “Look after planet earth, because it’s all we’ve got.” That’s just simply so depressing. I suppose it’s kinda an atheistic point of view. If so, life is a random thing with no purpose belying it happening whatsoever, it just happened.

    Making purpose for a planet because that’s all we’ve got? I mean, eventually the sun dies out, the entire solar system is gone. And in a longer cycle of course, the entire universe burns out cold.

    With this world-view, there is no purpose to any of this. None. In the end of one’s life or all life, it means nothing but random events pointing to absolutely nothing.

    This is why it fascinates me so to see so many fighting for this or that as if it’s their religion, to make some form of purpose for themselves. “Save the planet” at ALL costs!

    What is the point? You can’t save it. It WILL die. Period. Other than making meaning when pure randomness with no meaning behind anything whatsoever is the actual truth?…

    Of course, I don’t subscribe to meaningless. Or that the planet is all we’ve got, so turn that into meaning for yourself.

    Fine tuning, complex machines, something never comes from nothing. A creator there is (what am I, Yoda speakig there?!), and there is meaning. I don’t “make up” meaning for myself, because I know there really isn’t any. What a waste.

    Rather, there is a big picture here, and the Universe has meaning. So do I, thus life is worth living for a purpose. Those that understand Easter get it. I hope you all get it some day soon as well.

  2. It was only a matter of time before our ne’er-do-well ways caught up with us with a vengeance. We, after all, are the one species infected with the genius to destroy everything and everyone, including ourselves. The fact that we are, for the most part, proud of that attribute and anxious to exercise it at every opportunity, conflicts with the universal religious impulse and corrupts it, leading to war. Basically, the more we know, the more we doom ourselves. Humanity, as currently designed, is a cancer.

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